Five great NT road trips

Explore these Top End road trip adventures

These Northern Territory road trips are perfect for families and solo explorers alike.

Each trip is guaranteed to show off the Northern Territory’s unique landscapes, abundant wildlife and must-do cultural experiences.  

Red Centre Way

Discover the stunning NT desert with Red Centre Way, a 1135km loop that starts at Alice Springs and travels around the West MacDonnell Ranges with pitstops at Indigenous art galleries, Henbury’s meteorite craters, Finke Gorge National Park and Uluru.

Nature’s Way

The seven-day, 735km Nature’s Way, from Darwin to Kakadu, takes travellers through the NT’s diverse city and natural landscapes, including Buley Rockhole and Litchfield National Park, before arriving at the picturesque Kakadu National Park.
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Darwin to Litchfield

This easily accessible adventure will showcase the best of Darwin and Litchfield. Journeying along the Greater Litchfield Loop, travellers can enjoy everything from thundering waterfalls, taking a refreshing dip in blue swimming holes to 4WD and walking tracks.

The Savannah Way

For travellers seeking the ultimate Australian adventure, The Savannah Way stretches from Cairns in North Queensland, through the NT, to Broome in WA. This 3700km road trip passes through five World Heritage listed areas and 15 national parks, showcasing the best of Australia’s Top End, from east to west.  

Alice Springs to Darwin, via Kakadu

For the ultimate Northern Territory experience, travellers can’t beat a road trip from the red desert sands of Alice Springs to the tropical landscapes of the Top End. Alice to Darwin, via Kakadu, takes in all the natural wonders along the way, from the MacDonnell Ranges, Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles to Nitmiluk National Park. 

Plan your NT holiday by visiting RACQ Travel or calling 1300 888 449

Photo from Tourism Australia