Jodie from Territory Mama
Today we have guest blogger Jodie AKA Territory Mama sharing with us her favourite experiences of travelling to various places around the Northern Territory. Jodie is mama to one little girl who is about to turn 1 and her little family loves exploring.
It’s no secret that we love travelling and camping in the NT. Here’s a little run down on some of our favourite spots to visit with kids as well as some of our essentials that make life easier and enjoyable for everyone, when travelling around the NT.
Kakadu National Park
It’s hard not to love Kakadu! There’s something for everyone, but our favourites are the waterfalls! We love camping and camping with a view just adds to the magic. Gunlom has one of the best views in the park, whether you are at the top overlooking the escarpment or from your camp site watching the water fall. There’s a great grassed area for kids to play in and for most of the season you can also swim in the bottom pool.
Children’s hiking carrier
If planning to complete the hike to the top of the falls with young children, I would highly recommend a good quality carrier. We love ours and now don’t leave home with out it!
Katherine, Nitmiluk National Park
The Katherine area has a lot to offer for travelling families. Kids love the gorge cruise. It’s quite accessible for kids and even has an option for a quick dip.
Edith Falls has a great camp site with plenty of green grass and a great spot for a swim at the bottom or top of the falls. Katherine Outback Adventures also offer a kid friendly show with a glimpse into the life of living on a working station.
We love to take a good quality play mat with us for Bub to have a roll around on while on our travels. One with waterproof or even semi-waterproof material is ideal for camping. We also like to use one with a little padding for those harder rockier camp sites.
Keep River National Park
Our latest adventures took us to Keep River National Park, towards the W.A. border. This little known Park was a delightful surprise. When we visited unfortunately there was not a lot of water left but there was still a great lagoon for bird watching and some easier quite spectacular walks that are also manageable for little legs.
One of our favourite travel accessories is our compact high chair. Great for keeping the little ones ‘contained’ with some snacks or toys, while setting up or packing up camp.
We hope you have enjoyed this blog! Please leave aus a comment if you found something helpful or a new place to explore! We look for forward to seeing you in the Top End!