Are you looking to tour the Top End but you or one of your companions has reduced or limited mobility? We have designed this BIG4 Holiday Parks travel itinerary which will take your from Batchelor to Lake Kununurra where you can discover the desert delights of Northern Australia.
***When booking your reduced or limited mobility accommodation, please phone the individual Parks and discuss your requirements to make sure they have accommodation available that will suit your needs.***
From scenic flights, crocodile cruises and fishing charters to camel rides, overnight walks and waterhole swims, you’re spoilt for choice in the NT. Travel from laidback Darwin and through the amazing wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Along the way tap into Aboriginal art and culture, swim in the cool, clear waterholes of Litchfield National Park, spot cranky crocs on the banks of Katherine Gorge and camp beneath a blanket of stars. There’s something for everyone on this ultimate Top End adventure – a land of natural beauty, mysticism and wonder.
Batchelor is a town with a fascinating history, from its early days as an Allied airforce base during World War II to the discovery of uranium at Rum Jungle. Batchelor a township is widely known as the gateway to Litchfield National park and also has its own unique attractions such as the Coomalie Cultural Centre you should not miss. The Park was established in 1986 and is a very popular destination being so close to Darwin with over a quarter of a million visitors a year. The Park was named after Frederick Henry Litchfield who was a member of the Finniss Expedition from South Australia that began in 1864 in a bid to set up a settlement at the mouth of the Adelaide River. While visiting Batchelor, there are two choices of accommodation at BIG4 Batchelor Holiday Park the ‘2 Bedroom Ensuite Villa (6 person)’ (sleeps 6) or the ‘2 Bedroom Ensuite Villa (4 person)’ (sleeps 4).
BATCHELOR to KATHERINE – 243km
The outback meets the tropics at Katherine. The Northern territory’s third-largest town, Katherine is on the banks of the Katherine River, which flows from the nearby world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park). The Katherine region extends from the Gulf of Carpentaria near the Queensland border towards the Kimberley in the west. Cruise, canoe, bushwalk or fly over magnificent Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, soak in Mataranka’s thermal pool and visit the setting of the famous novel We of the Never Never in Elsey National Park.
Land a barramundi in the Daly River region, touch the explorer’s 1856 inscription carved on a boab tree in Gregory National Park or survey the Gulf region’s ‘Lost City’ from the air. Wander through Katherine’s museums for an insight into its heritage. See the ‘Gypsy Moth’, the original aeroplane flown by the first Royal Flying Doctor. Learn about the region’s World War II, pastoralist, railway and Overland Telegraph Line histories.Perch yourself at BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park in an ‘Ensuite Cabin’ (Sleeps 2).
KATHERINE to KUNUNURRA – 514km
Kununurra in Western Australia (WA), makes the ideal base for anyone wishing to get around the East Kimberley region. With so many places to go and so much to see, the hardest part will be deciding whether to stay for one week or two in the East Kimberley. See natural wonders and rugged ridges and be awed by the magnificent Lake Argyle. From sparkling diamonds to barramundi fishing, Kununurra has it all. On your outback adventure, you can stay in one of the ‘Deluxe Waterfront Cabins’ (sleeps 2) at Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Kununurra.
* All accommodation mentioned in this itinerary has reduced or limited mobility access. Please contact the Parks directly to book your accommodation. This information is correct at time of publishing.