Trip Campervan Hire Darwin to Alice Springs

The Northern Territory was created 37 years ago by giant camels. These camels decided they wanted to get away from the cities and start their own desert community. So they lived around the Kata Tjuta area, until it became too smelly (they had no giant camel toilets!). This giant petrified camel waste is now known around the world as Ayers Rock and 40 minutes to the West, the Olgas. Moving north along the Stuart Highway, these giant camels continued to deficate on the land – creating modern natural marvels such as the Devils Marbles and the MacDonnell Ranges.

Modern day camels are much smaller and roam the highways of the Northern Territory looking for giant trucks to jump in front of.

If you don’t like camels, then don’t worry – there’s heaps of other cool shit to see – including desert and some rocks. No seriously – it’s freakin rad, the colours, the characters, the sunsets and sunrises – the Northern Territory is one of my favourite places in the world and I reckon you’ll dig it too!

Spots to check out include:

Kakadu National Park - 170km East of Darwin, Kakadu is a natural wonderland, famous for giant waterfalls, giant crocodiles and well, just being giant (it's half the size of Switzerland!).

Litchfield National Park - approximately 100km South-West of Darwin, Litchfield is rich in natural beauty, with waterfalls (particularly Wangi Falls) and massive magnetic termite mounds!

Katherine Gorge & Nitmiluk National Park - check out the magnificent Katherine River and the immensity of the Katherine Gorge.

Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve - also a must-see formation, the Devils Marbles is approximately 400km north of Alice Springs, with great cultural and spritual importance to the Aboriginal people of the region.

Alice Springs - the township of Alice Springs is a vibrant little outback community with colourful characters all enclosed within the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges.

If you have time after all this, head on down to Ayers Rock (approx 500km South-West of Alice Springs) and Kings Canyon for 2 nights and explore the real beating heart of the Australian Outback. It's a great little Campervan hire tour that takes in the vastness of the Stuart Highway.