The sunbaked desert plains, vast gorges, and crocodile-filled billabongs of the Northern Territory offer a spectacular backdrop for an outdoor adventure, and there are an impressive 16 national parks to explore throughout the state. Here are five of the best that you can visit on a day trip.
North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory,Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Darwin, Northern Territory
The best time to visit Arnhem Land is during dry season, from April through September. During the intense wet season, many parts of the park are closed. Accommodations within Arnhem Land are scarce, though not impossible to secure. An organized tour with a registered guide may be the best option for exploring, as Arnhem Land holds extensive cultural significance to the local people. A permit from the Northern Cand Council may be required to visit.The area is bordered by Kakadu National Park to the south and the Gulf of Carpentaria to the north.