National Parks & Reserves

Experience the Top End wonders of nature

A visit to one of the Top End's National Parks or Reserves will probably be on the top of your "to-do" list and rightly so.

Come and see us at the Tour Desk at Reception and we can assist with tour bookings and further information for the following popular parks and reserves.

Howard Springs Nature Park

Less than 6km from us, is the tranquil Howard Springs Nature Park, where you can spot wildlife including turtles and barramundi, which you can even hand feed if you bring along some mullet or squid. It's a great picnic spot and you can cool off in a series of man-made rock pools. Get more detailed information here.

It's open every day from 7.30am to 7pm and full park details are available at the website.

Berry Springs Nature Park

Just 25 minutes drive from us you will be delighted with Berry Springs Nature Park. This lovely natural waterhole is perfect for swimming and shaded BBQ areas make it a lovely place to visit. Walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the monsoon forest and woodlands walk through the Top End habitats.

The picnic areas are open year round from 8am to 6.30pm and there is a kiosk is open from 11am to 5.30pm daily from April to November. Please keep in mind that the pools and park may close during the Wet Season from October to April due to flooding, crocodile sightings and water quality. Check at the website for the latest information.

Litchfield National Park

A 'must-see' while you are here, Litchfield National Park is easily accessible from BIG4 Howard Springs, only a 1 hour drive away. 

  • View several stunning waterfalls, including Wangi Falls and Florence Falls.
  • Swim in crystal clear (croc safe) pools. Swim only in marked areas.
  • Marvel at the iconic magnetic termite mounds and clusters of weathered sandstone pillars at the Lost City.
  • Take one of the many beautiful short walks.

If you are self-driving, please check all the latest information at the website, however, we highly recommend taking a guided tour, so you can sit back, relax and learn so much wonderful local information from your guide, that you just never get reading a guide book.


While it is possible to squeeze this World Heritage listed area into a one-day trip, we highly recommend taking a longer trip to really get around to all the breathtaking spots. The most famous include:

  • Ubirr - one of Kakadu’s most famous stops with its lookout and Aboriginal rock art
  • Gunlom - waterfall plunge pools and spectacular views
  • Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) - rock art and lookout
  • Yellow Water Billabong - cruise exclusively with Yellow Water Cruises

There is so much more to explore and experience. The Parks Australia Kakadu website has detailed information and we can also assist at our Tour Desk with suggested itineraries and we can recommend tour bookings to suit your budget and interests.

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