Explore the most popular Camping trails in Northern Territory with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

We only walked the first 6 stages, the rest is on the list. Makes you feel as if you are the only person in the world and are treading where no one has trod before. Loved it, though certain parts can be tough and exposed. I heard there is enough water along the way these days (we walked it 13 years ago) You may even meet other people now. Very much worth doing, but be super prepared. Lots of water, extra ration of food and it CAN and DOES sometimes rain bucket loads.

hiking
2 months ago

An epic 5 day hike. We started the hike on the last day of the season and had the whole trail to ourselves. Hot days at 39/40 degrees and sparse shade throughout. Amazing country that changes every few km’s from Savannah type country to escarpment, rocky trails, and sandy trails. Short hikes each day (8km -18km’s) always ending in the most rewarding waterholes and gorges with swimming, and quiet reading and reflection spots with the sound of waterfalls and red tailed black cockatoos in the background. Plenty of water at the end of each days hike - but if you are hiking in the warmer months like us - make sure you have gear to carry at least 3 litres of water each day. Also need long sleeve shirts and wide brimmed hats and plenty of sun protection. Each camp is very different to the next, the drop toilets are clean and well maintained. A really memorable trip. If you have a few multi-day hikes under your belt, and are use to carrying everything you need on your back, a great hike. For novices or those that have never had to be self sufficient on a multi-day, maybe work your way up to this one or try it early in the season when the temperatures are milder. Lots of lifetime memories from this trail and a wonderful way to experience the the Northern Territory. We travelled as a group of six: my 18 yo daughter and I and another family of four. Youngest was 15 yo, oldest was 51.

hiking
2 months ago

Wow what an experience, for a first time hiker it wasn’t to tough. Great camping spot just past the 18km mark, flat space on open plane, incredible for sunrise.

hiking
4 months ago

The walking is fairly easy and the trail is well signposted. Beautiful spots for camping with awesome places to swim. There is a lot of downtime on this hike so plan for relaxing afternoons. Whilst there are rocks to sit on I was delighted that I carried my 500g Helinox chair. The rest of my pack came in at 14kg. A guided trip is very expensive but if you book yourself expect to pay a $13.20 camping fee. As you really can't get lost and the walk is quite simple I know what I would choose. We hiked in June and had some cold nights but up to 30C by day.

hiking
4 months ago

What a beautiful trail, this 22km track crossing different cracks of the canyon along the way. If you are in good shape you can do easily under 8 hours including all your break. I did it from Kathleen Springs to Kings Canyon to have a breathtaking finish.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail with lovely swimming spots each night and good campground conditions. Wholly suitable for kids with some walking experience. Main thing is to stay hydrated in the heat!

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
5 months ago

We did this track clockwise starting from, and returning to, Florence Falls in early July. The track is relatively well marked with blue metal track markers approx 50-100m apart for the whole 39km of track and all the link walks. There was also pink bunting to assist. However, they were not always easy to find depending on the grass height. Navigating our along the track was part of the adventure. There were times that I needed this downloaded AllTrails GPS to help get back on track. I'd read the blogs about the dry, barren, boring landscape spotted with gorgeous water falls along the way. Many felt the lengthy repetitive vegetation to get to the waterfalls wasn't worth it. I feel that the track got a raw deal on some of the blogs and that it was well worth it. From Day 1, I loved the variation in vegetation in the NT from the other states of Australia I'd seen. There were lots of burnt out areas which is apparently normal for the NT. And when you got to the rock holes and waterfalls, they were beautiful. Day 2 was my favourite day with the rock hopping. Make sure you take the side trip to Wangi Falls - well worth it. Personally I love rock hopping and there were many sections on this day with a couple of steep hills. Then there were a few more waterfalls on the way to the Tjenya Falls campsite. In hindsight, I would have spent more time taking time to dip feet in the falls along the way on this day if I'd known there would be none the next day. Day 3 was the most dry and least exciting in terms of vegetation with no waterfalls to break the dry. DO NOT plan on staying at the campsite between the Walker Creek Link track and Florence Falls shown on the topographical map as a short 400m walk off the track, as there is no water. Instead, take the earlier link track to the Walker Creek walk in or the 4WD on from that - apparently #6 is the best site! We were stuck without water when we got to this Tabletop campsite listed on the map. We were hot and exhausted by this time, with only 1 litre of water left between 4 of us, and this was in winter!!! We decided not to backtrack to Walker Creek, but to first try for water at what looked on the topographical map to be a watercourse 200m further beyond the junction of the campsite and the track. Thankfully we found a stagnant pond that had water we filtered and treated. We then desired to continue on for 4km in the direction to Florence Falls to what looked on the map to be a larger watercourse. We were blessed with a gorgeous little stream and waterfall here, about 2.5 km before the Florence Falls Link track junction. There we pitched our tent on the only bit of flat ground around. This made our Day 4 a much shorter day with plenty of time to enjoy the Falls at the end. It was a relatively flat track for most of the way except a couple of sections and the hills were rocky. 3 of us were seasoned hikers and found it very easy. We went with one inexperienced hiker who found it very tough. Apart from our visits to the main waterholes that are accessible by car, we saw 3 other hikers on the track for the 4 days. Make sure you allow time to finish with a swim in Florence Falls then take the 1.6km walk to Buley Rock Hole. A perfect way to end the trip!

hiking
6 months ago

Definitely overestimated this one! Our first overnight hike and wow what a mission. As other commenters have said the walk is long and tedious, but lovely waterfalls. Bailed out after Wangi and hitchhiked home.

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

I have completed the full tabletop track Circuit once and completed sections of the tabletop track many times. One of my favourite walks to do in the Territory due to the fact that most of the time you will not see another person whilst walking. It can be a bit barren and bleak if you don't take the time to stop and really look there is a lot of life there if you slow down and take it in. Some beautiful swimming holes and little spring-fed waterfalls along the way though definitely make it worth while. Excellent vistas along the edge of the plateau.

fantastic trail to walk, can't recommend it highly enough. beautiful swimming at the end of each days walk.

walking
11 months ago

Amazing, loved every bit of it.

hiking
Wed Dec 05 2018

Amazing 16 days hiking solo end to end on the Larapinta in May/June 2018. This was longer than needed and ended up having a rest day. Lovely to be able to take my time. Worth getting up early to summit Mt Sonder to watch the sunrise on the last day to end the trip. Also worth camping at Brinkley Bluff or Mt Sonder lookout for amazing sunrises and sunsets. Counts lookout amazing and worth the small side trip. Distances are slightly longer than indicated in a lot of the sections due to track upgrades.

running
Tue Nov 13 2018

Truly amazing. 4 days back to back of “running” half marathon each day. An event organised Rapid Ascent (August 2018). All we had to do was run (and take lots of photos), they did the rest. Absolutely stunningly beautiful ancient country.

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

I’m glad I managed to do this walk. But I wouldn’t do it again… The Tabletop Track is a “classic” Northern Territory walk that’s been on my to Do List for a while, promising idyllic creeks and waterfalls surrounded by rainforest. The reality is that those moments where I stop for a break or a refreshing swim, or walk along a crystal clear creek, are hard-earned by walking through a very arid and often bleak landscape which is often burnt out by recent fires. https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/07/15/tabletop-track-litchfield-national-park/

Mon Aug 06 2018

Awesome trail, beautiful scenery, lovely swimming holes.

Mon Jul 16 2018

we didn't do the howl hike but we did 7 days and it was amazing hot in the day but freezing at night we went Stanley chasam to Ellery creek sooo so so good so fun grate school trip

Tue Jun 26 2018

Loved this trail. Did it a while ago. Had sometimes problems go find the signs. (Bushfires) Lovely places to tent. Always fresh water ( July/ no treatment ). Always a good swim

backpacking
Thu Dec 14 2017

Didnt do the entire 137 miles, we did a tour though World Expeditions for 7 days and completed half of the trail. the trip as out of this world amazing! Highly recommend it to everyone if you are in the area.

backpacking
Sun Nov 05 2017

The trail is difficult and hard be self sufficient for 3to5 days awesome country

This route actually follows a now disused & overgrown track from Blythe Homestead to the base of the escarpment below Tolmer Falls. It is best to treat it as an off trail walk because very little of the original track remains. From the waypoint "Start Climb' the escarpment is climbed - there was never a track here, but this is the easiest & safest route to the top. From there it is a relatively easy hike over rock & scrub to the creek crossing above the waterfall. Once over the creek near the bench a maintained & popular track leads to the carpark.

hiking
Sun Jan 22 2017

Tried section 4 from Standley Chasm but quit after about 2 km. The path runs along the water way which had too many puddles blocking the path. Best to try it during dry season. The part I tried was quite beautiful. The path is not very clearly defined and there aren't many signs. Also, spiders. Big ones with white bottoms. No idea if dangerous but I'd rather face a bear than a spider.

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