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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.

Uluru, Northern Territory
Uluru, Northern Territory

Of course we have some awesome road trips in Western Australia too. You might also like …

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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?

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  1. Oh Jo!
    The NT has to be my favourite Territory! 😀
    I adore the space, and the dramatic landscapes of Twin Falls in the north, visiting Stations such as Mt Bundy – where I went horse riding overnight and slept out under the stars with my horse nearby – and finally the centre where walks to the Valley of the Winds is a dream come true –
    We must have so nearly crossed paths in those early days of mineral exploration –
    I should match your superb snap by a rig with one of mine LOL!

  2. I wish we had met way back when Linda! I’m pretty sure we were covering the same sort of ground and doing the same gung-ho sort of things. Oh Yes, I would love to see a similar pic of you by a drilling rig – those were the days !

  3. I have never been on a camper van trip but I think that this would be the ideal way to further explore the Northern Territory.

  4. Hi Jo, thanks for this post, you just reminded me that I’m dying to head off to the NT for a holiday. I’ve only ever been to Darwin for work but would love to explore more in a campervan. BTW, I love the crimped hair look, doesn’t look like you’ve aged one bit.

  5. Love the retro photos Jo! You haven’t changed one bit. I have travelled to the Northern Territory a couple of times and I loved Litchfield National Park, Adelaide River jumping crocs, Katherine Gorge, Edith Falls and the Hot Thermal Springs at Mataranka. Likewise, I would love to explore Kakadu National Park someday.

  6. I really like the idea of driving about and exploring Australia in a small camper van and we’ve talked about it several times for when we visit the “Land Down Under.” The idea of driving on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right is a bit intimidating but maybe with some practice… And the sights we’d see would be worth it! P.S. Fun picture of you.

  7. Hahaha, we’ve all got an antique travel photo of ourselves looking GORGEOUS, haven’t we?!?!?! I’m a big fan of Central Australia – and Ormiston Gorge does it best for me 😀

  8. I have never been to the Northern Territory of Australia, or to Australia for that matter, but this will be information I’ll use when the time comes. Love that outfit in the top picture!

  9. Gathering dust in archives, yes Red. Can’t wait for a link to one of you one of these days 😉 Thanks for popping by.

  10. Thanks Anita! You’d love it I’m sure and left hand side isn’t so bad on roads which can be pretty deserted in the more remote parts of the NT.

  11. Awesome Kathy. Sounds like you know the NT pretty well already. I’d love to get to some of the places you mention.

  12. Oh Jo I would go back to the NT in a shot. I wouldn’t have to be asked twice. I need to go back to Uluru because I never did get that iconic sunrise shot – always clouded out when we visited. And I want to explore more closely the west and east McDonald Ranges. The NT has such amazing country. And I haven’t been up to Darwin or Kakadu yet. Yep my list is very long! I’m yearning to get back on the road again.

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