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Best family holiday parks in Northern Territory

Looking for the best kid-friendly holiday parks in NT?

We’re featuring the two BIG4 parks in NT that were recognised by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, as among the best of the best

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BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Alice Springs

Ranked: No.1

This is your gateway to exploring the iconic Red Centre. BIG4 MacDonnell Range is the most awarded holiday park in the Northern Territory and most deserving of its prestigious title! This park ticks all the boxes for a family-friendly escape to the NT.

BIG4 MacDonnell Range boasts a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Wake up to a free Sunday pancake breakfast year-round, fill your days with enjoyment with BMX tracks and outdoor movies, and enjoy free entertainment from April to September with didgeridoo shows and Star Talk. You’ll need plenty of time to appreciate all that this park has to offer!

Evenings under the stars.

Park highlights:

  • Pools and waterslide
  • Games room
  • Playgrounds
  • Firepit
  • Shaded Jumping Pillows
  • Gym
  • Outdoor movies
  • Sunday pancake brekkie
  • Pedal go-kart hire
  • Bird feeding

While in the area...Alice Springs Reptile Centre is highly rated (don’t miss the bird show) and exploration further afield at Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park captivates.

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Say hello to some new friends at Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Credit: Tourism NT/Shaana McNaught.

BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park, Darwin region

Ranked: No.4

Situated in a prime position to traverse Darwin’s many attractions, BIG4 Howard Springs is an excellent base for enjoying marvels like Kakadu and Litchfield national parks.

All the fun for big and little 'kids' at BIG4 Howard Springs.

With accommodation to suit families big and small, impressive amenities, and beautiful tropical gardens, this park is an all-time favourite with families. So, whether you come to relax, immerse yourself in nature, or want to be close to the city's action, BIG4 Howard Springs delivers it all.

Exploring wondrous Kakadu from here is an absolute must.

Park highlights:

  • Water park
  • Three resort pools
  • Cool spas
  • Jumping Pillow with shade sails
  • Playground
  • TV/movie room
  • Camp kitchen
  • BBQ areas
  • Pedal go-kart hire

While in the area…Come face to face with the largest reptiles on the planet at Crocodylus Park. Or for a more friendly animal encounter, stroke cute kitties as you sip a latte at Kitty Café, Darwin.

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Ready. Set. Splash!

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