Camping and Outdoor Trips

The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT manage over 90 parks and reserves in the Northern Territory for conservation and nature based recreation and tourism. Read their tips and advice to keep safe and comfortable during your camping trip or outdoor experiencee in the Top End.

Things to Know Before You Go Camping or Bush

Camping in Darwin

Camping in Darwin

  • Observe all safety signs
  • Swim only where recommended, observe warning signs
  • Be CROCWISE in the Top End
  • Carry and drink plenty of water
  • Wear a shady hat, sunscreen and insect repellant
  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear
  • Carry a first aid kit
  • Protect yourself from tropical disease
  • Avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day
  • Notify a responsible person of your route and intended time of return, register if required
  • Ensure your vehicle is well maintained and equipped
  • Familiarise yourself with boating conditions and safety requirements
  • Remember to lock your vehicle and keep valuables in a safe place
  • Put your rubbish in the bin or take it away with you
  • Keep to designated roads and tracks
  • Check that your vehicle is not transporting weeds and unwanted animals
  • Remember all cultural items and wildlife are protected. Don’t feed native animals
  • Pets are not permitted in most parks, contact a regional office for further information
  • Nets, traps and firearms are not permitted
  • Take care with fire, light fires only in fireplaces provided. Take a gas BBQ in case there is a total fire ban
  • Collection of firewood may not be permitted in some parks and campgrounds, so collect fallen timber before you arrive
  • Avoid using soaps and detergent in or near waterways
  • Camp only in designated camping areas – camping fees apply
  • Observe all fishing regulations