Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

10 days of waterhole hopping in the Northern Territory

10 days of waterhole hopping in the Northern Territory

Couple at Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Simpsons Gap, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught

Glen Helen Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT © Tourism NT

Glen Helen Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Couple relaxing at Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, NT © Tourism NT/Jess Caldwell & Luke Riddle

Ormiston Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jess Caldwell & Luke Riddle

Top tip

Explore the area via the Ormiston Pound Walk, a three to four-hour circuit that leaves from the visitor centre to cross the rocky slopes and the flat floor of the pound and back along the gorge via the main waterhole.

Bitter Springs, Elsey National Park, NT © Tourism NT, Mitch Cox

Bitter Springs, Elsey National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT, Mitch Cox

Leliyn (Edith Falls), Nitmiluk National Park, NT © Tourism NT, Mitch Cox

Leliyn (Edith Falls), Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT, Mitch Cox

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Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Cooling off at Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT © Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox

Tjaynera Falls, Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Mitchell Cox

Top tip

Why not drive through Litchfield’s enormous termite mounds in the Top End. Cabin, camping and caravan sites are within a short drive of the park gates.

Gunlom Plunge Pool, Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Gunlom Plunge Pool, Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT

Motor Car Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT/Jarrad Seng

Motor Car Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Jarrad Seng

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism NT

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism NT