Sponsored by Britz Campers and Tourism NT.
Who loves a campervan trip? You do?
That would be me too.
The freedom of the open road, stopping at will, pulling into lay byes for a cuppa and sleeping with the salty smell of the ocean or the earthy smell of the dusty outback blowing in on a breeze from an open window.
Today I’m dreaming of the Northern Territory, a place that I visited over 30 years ago when I was a young backpacker. Check out the crimped 80’s hairstyle as I accompanied my (then) geologist boyfriend (now) husband on a drilling excursion in the outback near Alice Springs back in the day. So cringeworthy to look at in 2015!
Ahh, Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru, Katherine Gorge, the list goes on and I’d love to get back there again one day soon. Dave and I dream of visiting the national parks, snapping photos of gorges and waterfalls, perhaps popping into Mataranka Springs and lounging contentedly in the hot springs for a while.
Of course we have some awesome road trips in Western Australia too. You might also like …
First up, find a campervan. So why Britz?
Whether you’re looking for an outback adventure, or a relaxing drive through the tropics Britz can match you with the vehicle to suit your road trip, and also help with itineraries and suggested routes.
I’d say a self-drive holiday is the perfect way to experience this unforgettable region.
So what’s your style? Compact campervan for two, something larger because you love all the creature comforts of home, or do you prefer getting back to nature with a 4WD and camping under the stars?
Lynton Tapp, a master chef runner-up, was lucky to embark on a dream trip and he explored the Top End in a 4WD Britz Camper.
Some of the highlights on the short video below include the waterholes of Litchfield National Park, outback pub fare in Adelaide River, and the spectacular natural wonders of Nitmiluk Gorge.
Here’s a sneaky peak of Lynton’s 4WD adventure around the Northern Territory showing some of his favourite spots.
And here’s a short video of him cooking up a campervan storm as he prepares fresh Grilled Barramundi and Prawns, as well as Buffalo Burgers from all local ingredients.
Which got me thinking, where would I like to visit in the NT? Here are some of the things I’d love to do … bring it on!
- Visit Uluru, and go on a sunset camel ride
- Go to the Crocodylus Park, Darwin
- Re-visit Alice Springs
- Go to the Desert Park Yellow Water Billabong
- Go on a Kakadu National Park Bush tucker tour
- Visit the Mindil Beach sunset markets
- Canoe in Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park
If you’d like to find out more about Australia’s Outback and the Northern Territory, you might find the following sites useful for some great ideas and itineraries.
Disclaimer: Sponsored Post by Britz Campers and Tourism NT
Have you visited the Northern Territory – where’s your favourite place or where would you LOVE to go?