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Northern Territory By Campervan

- Different in Every Sense

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The Northern Territory is an adventure seeker's mecca. Offering vast stretches of burnt red outback, crystal clear waterholes, charming tropical towns, and Aboriginal culture, this destination is truly unique. The real Australia in all its raw, unspoiled majesty, hosting the magnetic attraction of Kakadu and Uluru National Parks, as well as a mystical Aboriginal culture. From the mighty monument of Uluru to the desert plains town of Alice Springs to the monsoon tropics, as well as the coastal capital of Darwin, the Northern Territory is truly different in every sense. With an abundance of truly unforgettable travel experiences, you are bound to leave the Northern Territory a little different than how you came.

There are two major gateways into the NT: Alice Springs in central Australia, and Darwin in the north of the state, often referred to as the Top End. The Territory story unfolds through six main destinations, from the tropics of Darwin, Kakadu, and Katherine, through to the yellow plains of Tennant Creek and the desert landscapes of Alice Springs and Uluru/Ayers Rock. Each destination has its appeal and offers an incredible range of experiences, people, places, and history to uncover. Occupying an area of about one-sixth of Australia's total landmass, it has a population of little more than 200,000 people. There are two very distinct climate zones. The northern region starts the year with warm, tropical rain then moves to warm and sunny days and cool nights. The central region is semi-arid and experiences Australia's four typical seasons.

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2WD Northern Territory Campervan Itineraries

The Northern Territory is where blue skies meet breathtaking landscapes. Travel to this dreamy location and immerse yourself in the red desert sands of Uluru, the tropical terrain of Kakadu National Park, and the sparkling waters of Darwin. The Northern Territory is home to some of the most incredible and exciting road trips in Australia - with so much on offer it truly is different in every sense. Follow one of many incredible self-drive routes and experience ancient Aboriginal art and culture, learn about the military history of Australia, whilst exploring World Heritage-listed icons and meeting local wildlife.


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4WD Travel in the Northern Territory

Now that you have a trip to the Northern Territory on your radar, take some inspiration from our epic 4WD itineraries and customer stories. Hiring a four wheel drive will take you up close and personal with the real Australia. Every trip is unique and will allow you to uncover your very own stories. The Northern Territories of Australia are ripe for exploring by 4x4.


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National Parks in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is home to two World-Heritage-listed national parks, and over 50 other national parks, nature reserves, marine parks, and conservation areas. These national parks are accessible although will make you feel like you are in a remote land, surrounded by native plants, birds, animals, and incredible waterfalls.

Kakadu National Park is an expansive area filled with spectacular natural beauty, unique biodiversity, and ecosystems, as well as Aboriginal rock art sites that add a rich cultural history element to the park. Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park is home to the iconic Uluru, along with the 32 rock domes Kata Tjuta. Visit these landmarks at sunrise or sunset to witness their sheer beauty. Other national parks not to miss include Nitmiluk, Litchfield, Tjoritja West MacDonnell, and Judbarra/Gregory National Park.

Northern Territory Campervan Hire Deals

Get outdoors and surround yourself in the sheer beauty of the Northern Territory, from Alice Springs to Darwin and everywhere in between with these campervan deals for both 2WD and 4WD. See how much you could save on your next trip.

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Our Alice Springs Campervan Branch

Britz Alice Springs branch is perfectly situated for a trip to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. We are located only 4kms from the city centre. Book your motorhome and camp​ervan hire in Alice Springs with Britz today, and start travelling the Northern Territory.

Our Darwin Campervan Branch

Britz Darwin branch is located near the airport, and features a great outdoor area for you to relax before or after your campervan trip. Book your motorhome, 4WD and campervan hire in Darwin with Britz today, and start exploring the Northern Territory.

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Climate:

The Northern Territory has two very distinctive climate zones. The northern region starts the year with warm, tropical rain then moves to warm and sunny days and cool nights mid-year. The end of the year is a pre-monsoonal season, which produces incredible lightning storms.

Central Australia is semi-arid and experiences Australia's four typical seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. The monsoon rains do not extend this far south, so the weather is quite different from the Top End in that there is no tropical rainy season.


What to Pack:

If you are visiting the outback between May and September, you should pack long pants, tracksuit pants, a fleece, thermals, warm jumpers, and a beanie. It is normal for temperatures to drop below zero, especially in central Australia. Make sure you pack a broad-brimmed hat, even in winter. Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, swimmers or board shorts, a quick-drying towel, insect repellent, and a water bottle are all vital as well.

Art and Culture:

Both Aboriginal and contemporary art galleries can be found spread throughout the Northern Territory, consisting of commercial spaces, community-run galleries, and government-operated exhibitions. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is one of the most scenic galleries within Australia. Overlooking Fannie Bay and Darwin Harbour, this gallery will surround you in Aboriginal art, Southeast Asian art, and Territory history. You are also likely to find many local artists with their work at the weekly markets.

Things To Do

Aboriginal Culture:

A visit to the Northern Territory will immerse you in stories, artworks, and ancient traditions of Aboriginal Australians, one of the oldest living groups in the world, over 40 different indigenous language groups call the NT home. A common theme across these language groups is a strong spiritual connection to the land. Beliefs, history, and local law are shared through Dreamtime stories which are passed down generations through art, dance, and song.

Wine and Food:

Ditch the formal dining room for an open-air market or dinner spent under the stars. Feast on the fresh flavours of the Northern Territory by joining a food tour and discovering the best produce of the region. When dining here you are guaranteed fresh and are bound to find mud crab, barramundi, and other seafood on the menus within the Top End.

If you are visiting the Red Centre, immerse yourself in the culture and try Aboriginal bush tucker prepared with native fruits and berries, try a steak from one of the many restaurants, or treat yourself to a five-star dinner accompanied with an Uluru sunset.

In Darwin, you will find many dishes are prepared with Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian Influences, as well as Greek, Indian and Aboriginal.

One of the best things about exploring the food and wine scene of the Northern Territory is meeting and connecting with all the colourful personalities behind it.

Wildlife and Nature:

The Northern Territory is home to thousands of species of flora, native wildlife, and birds in the wild. With such a vast range of varying eco-systems, the Top End's wildlife flourishes from the monsoon tropics to the desert plains. With over 400 species of birds, including rare and endemic species – the NT is a great place to tick off your bird watching list. With 150 mammals, 300 reptiles, and hundreds of species of fish, the Northern Territory is the best place to get your wildlife and nature fix.