The Best Summer Things to Do in Northern Territory

    November 23, 2022Tom Lanauze

    3 min read

    While summer brings the rain, it also brings the heat, so we've compiled our favourite summer activities in the NT that see's you adventure to the National Parks and iconic attractions along with amazing wildlife encounters and safe swimming waterholes where you can escape the hot summer sun!

    You can see and book more experiences via our Northern Territory Experiences Guide.

    1. Litchfield National Park - The “Waterfall Park”

    This park is a favourite in summer as it's known as the “Waterfall park”. It has 15 different trails you can follow to cascading waterfalls - none better than Florence Falls.

    Florence Falls offers the perfect summer getaway, you can work up a sweat for the panoramic views before taking a dip in the crystal clear waters of the natural plunge pool at the waterfalls base and with a campground nearby, it’s perfect for an overnight stay.

    Find out more with our guide to Waterfall hopping around Litchfield National Park.

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    2. Uluru At Sunrise

    Summer in the NT is HOT! Getting up early to beat the heat is the best way to still explore, so a Ul;uru base walk at dawn is the best way to explore this iconic landmark. Discover the natural and historical beauty of Uluru with the Uluru Morning Guided Base Walk Tour. You can witness an exceptional outback sunrise at this most famous of places, and the many beautiful landscapes found within the historically renowned Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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    3. Cruise the Nitmiluk Gorges in Style!

    You’ll escape the harsh summer sun as your cruise takes you to the end of the first gorge, where you will experience the beauty of the large boulders, rock pools and sands that make up the crossover to the second gorge. Along the way, cultural guides will share their knowledge about plants, animals, dreamtime stories and culture. Surrounded by the limestone escarpment, the scenery is second to none. Immerse yourself in the cultural significance and natural beauty of this stunning park

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    4. Escape the NT Heat at Ellery Creek Big Hole

    The Red Centre is the heart of Australia filled with First Nation culture, epic landscapes and famous landmarks. Summer temperatures can be very hot in the NT, so what better way to see out a hot day in the NT than a visit to one of its stunning waterholes! This picturesque swimming hole is the perfect place to cool off after enjoying the short walks around the area and is one of our favourite places to have a picnic. The Aboriginal name for Ellery Big Hole is Udepata and this area is an internationally recognised geological site as well as being an amazing place to go for a swim!

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    5. Get Snapping At Cahills Crossing

    You'll be snapping with your camera at this world famous site to see crocodiles! The Cahills Crossing viewing area is on the western bank of the East Alligator River. You’ll start to fully appreciate just how many crocs are in the area, especially at high tide for increased croc activity.

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