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Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

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Published July 11th 2017
Hot Springs Near Camping Ground
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park is located midway between Darwin and Katherine, an easy scenic drive from both destinations. About 130 kilometres north from Katherine or 200 kilometres south from Darwin and 47 kilometres off from the Stuart Highway via Oolloo Road. The last 7 km is a gravel road suitable for conventional vehicles as long as you take care.

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Some shady areas around the camping ground


Most people come to this camping ground for the hot springs and they forget to have a look around the area which is filled with stunning scenery and other places to visit, as well as plenty of wildlife. Everything from little red flying foxes, bandicoots, quolls, rich birdlife and unusual fish can be found in this area. The best place to enjoy the wildlife is a few hundred metres downstream from the camping area, where the hot waters mingle with refreshing cool streams.

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park is fairly level and has some shade. This camping ground doesn't have generator section, so you won't find someone sitting in their van, watching TV and running a generator.

This camping ground has pit toilets, bore water and showers, which is wonderful after spending most of the day in the springs. Other facilities that can be found around this camping ground are fire pits and some picnic tables.

camping ground, Douglas River, Douglas River camping ground, NT
Picnic table


Bore water can be found here


camping ground, Douglas River, Douglas River camping ground, NT
Fire pit


This camping site is open all year round, but the best time to visit is from May to September during the Dry Season. Check the road conditions before you make a move to this camping site on telephone number 1800 246 199 or visit www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport.

This area is Owned by the Wagiman Aboriginal people and jointly managed by the NT Parks and Wildlife Commission. There are some areas near the camping ground that are actually sacred and important for women's ceremonies, so please respect these sacred places.

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Some sacred places around this area


Please remember to take your rubbish with you as there are no bins in the area. Always stay on marked tracks and roads. Keep in mind that cultural items and wildlife are protected and pets are not permitted in the park. Be careful with fire, keep campfires small and only light fires in the fireplaces provided, collect fallen timber only, don't clear vegetation to make your camp. Some sites are closed every year to help revegetation. Always beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables. Before leaving the camping ground, please check your vehicle is not transporting pests like weeds and cane toads.

camping ground, Douglas River, Douglas River camping ground, NT
Stay save by following the signage


For more information about Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, please contact PWCNT Batchelor on their telephone number (08) 8976 0282.
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Why? Great place for camping
When: During Dry Season
Phone: (08) 8976 0282
Where: Douglas-Daly NT 0822
Cost: Vary
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