It’s that time of the month! 🥳
Adventurers and explorers alike! It’s time to shine a light on some of the intrepid northerners who have been out there exploring and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Every month, we’ll be featuring a new set of Norther explorers who have been out there charting new territory, discovering hidden gems, and generally having a blast while doing it.
1. Litchfield National ParkAh, the wet season! A time for lush, green landscapes, thunderous rain and fresh, clean air. It’s also a time when Wangi Falls, located in Australia’s Northern Territory, really comes to life and Paige Storey captured it very well! During this season, Wangi Falls pumps with an energy rarely found elsewhere. The thundering of the cascading waters can be heard from miles away, while the spray from the falls creates a misty, magical atmosphere. Like Paige’s post here.
2. Elsey National ParkSwimming in Elsey National Park is a truly unique experience! Just look at Jarrod’s video. The crystal-clear water, combined with the lush vegetation surrounding it, creates an atmosphere of tranquility. The water is cool and inviting, perfect for an afternoon dip or a midnight swim. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or just an enjoyable time with friends, swimming in Elsey National Park is the perfect activity. From the moment you enter the park, you feel a sense of peace and joy that is hard to find anywhere else. The sparkling water, the gentle sound of the waves, and the fresh air all combine to create a feeling of pure bliss. Whether you’re swimming laps or simply floating around, the experience is unforgettable. Not to mention, the fact that you’re surrounded by some of Australia’s most picturesque natural beauty. Like Jarrod’s video here.
3. Groote EylandtDeep in the Northern Territory lies the beautiful Groote Eylandt, an island of captivating culture and stunning natural beauty. The island is located off the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria and is the largest island in the Gulf. It is a sacred place for the Anindilyakwa people, the traditional owners of the land, and its vibrant culture is an important part of Australia’s Indigenous heritage. The island’s rugged coastline is dotted with rocky headlands and tranquil bays, perfect for exploring by foot or kayak. The beaches are untouched, the ocean is a deep blue, and the sky is a brilliant shade of blue. The waters around the island are teeming with marine life, offering plenty of opportunities for fishing, snorkeling, and swimming. Like Jess’s post here.
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4. West MacDonnell National ParkFeeling the need to get out and explore? Then why not take a trip to the majestic West MacDonnell National Park? Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, the park is a unique landscape that offers a unique experience for the adventurous traveler. From the towering red cliffs of the Finke Gorge to the glistening waterfalls of Ellery Creek and Simpson Gap, the West MacDonnell National Park is a breathtaking sight to behold. No matter what you’re looking for, the West MacDonnell National Park has something to offer. It’s a great place to get away, have some fun, and enjoy the wonders of nature. Like Amy’s post here.
5. Watarrka National ParkExploring Watarrka National Park is an experience like no other. From the majestic cliffs of Kings Canyon to the deep, hidden gorges of the Finke River, the park is full of breathtaking sights. With its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife and rich Aboriginal culture, it’s no wonder why Watarrka National Park is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Australia. Hiking through Watarrka National Park is an adventure like no other. You’ll be surrounded by the deep red sandstone walls of Kings Canyon, and its towering cliffs that stretch up to 100 metres high. As you make your way through the park, you’ll come across a wide range of native wildlife, from dingos to kangaroos, and lizards to birds. You’ll also find plenty of native flora, including the iconic Ghost Gum. Like Maddie’s post here.
6. Keep River National ParkIf you’re looking for a hidden gem, look no further than Keep River National Park! Nestled in the rugged Northern Territory of Australia, this park is a great place to explore the untouched beauty of the Australian Outback. From its vast expanse of red sandstone hills to the array of wildlife and native plants, Keep River National Park is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the wild and untouched landscapes of the Northern Territory. Like Nicole’s post here.
7. Finke Gorge National ParkWelcome to Finke Gorge National Park! Located in Australia’s Northern Territory, this breathtaking and remote park is an absolute paradise for nature lovers. With its majestic red sandstone cliffs sweeping down to the Finke River, and its lush palm forests, it’s like no other place on Earth. From the towering Redbank Range in the west, to the mysterious Palm Valley in the east, Finke Gorge National Park offers something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing escape, or an adrenaline-filled adventure, you won’t be disappointed. Like Ollie, Jo, Jameson and Evelyn’s post here.
8. Elcho IslandElcho Island is an amazing and unique place located in the Arafura Sea, off the coast of Northern Australia. It is home to the Yolngu people and their culture and language, which is one of the oldest in the world. The island is rich in wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, making it one of the most beautiful and peaceful places in the world. Like Amy’s post here.
9. MandorahAh, the days in Mandorah! They are truly something special. The sun rises above the horizon, warming the air and filling the sky with a brilliant golden light. The air is perfumed with the sweet smells of flowers, and the sound of birdsong fills the air. Everywhere you look there is beauty, from the lush green hills to the crystal clear waters of the beach. The days in Mandorah are filled with the joy of life, and it’s a place where you can truly relax and take in the beauty around you. So take a deep breath, close your eyes, and let the beauty of Mandorah take you away. Like Morgan’s post here.
10. Limmen National ParkLimmen National Park is a stunningly beautiful landscape of sandstone cliffs, canyons, and gorges that make for a truly unique experience. The park is home to an incredible array of wildlife and an abundance of native plants and flowers. Its sandstone formations are a sight to behold, with their vibrant colors and intricately carved shapes. Whether you explore its depths on foot, by boat, or by air, you’re sure to be amazed by its breathtaking beauty. Like Marl’s post here.
11. Judbarra National Park
Venturing out to explore the beautiful Judbarra National Park is a must-do for any outdoor enthusiast. This park, located in the Northern Territory of Australia, is home to some of the most stunning landscapes and unique wildlife in the world. From crystal clear waterholes, to winding trails through red sandstone gorges, to star-filled night skies, Judbarra National Park offers an unforgettable experience for any traveler. Like this month’s favourite post here.
12. Nitmiluk National ParkThe stunning gorges of Nitmiluk National Park are a sight to behold. And, if you want to get up close and personal with them, there’s no better way than by taking a canoeing tour! Exploring the watery depths of the park is a unique and thrilling experience. You can navigate your way through the winding gorges, feel the sun on your face, and take in the breathtaking views. Plus, keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that makes this park so special! Canoeing at Nitmiluk National Park is an unforgettable and exhilarating experience. Like Kacie’s post here.
We are so incredibly grateful to all the amazing explorers out there who continue to tag us and share their amazing photos with us!
From beautiful landscapes to breathtaking views, you never cease to amaze us with your creativity and passion for the outdoors. We love seeing your unique perspectives, and it’s an honor to feature your work on our social platforms. Thank you for inspiring us with your incredible talent and for helping us to keep discovering the Northern Territory in all its beauty.
Norther® would like to invite you to explore more about the beauty of the NT here. And… as always you can get more inspiration for other Destinations & National Parks to visit by following @northerhq or get your Darwin daily fix @darwinweloveyou.