Family fun! 5 of the NT’s best kid-friendly stays


From the Top End to the Red Centre, the Northern Territory is magic. What makes it even better? Sharing it with your family. All you need is an awesome kid-friendly stay and we’ve rounded up five of the best.

1. Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter

Darwin

Infinity pool at the Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter, Darwin, NT.

Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter’s family apartments have everything you need for your home away from home, including full cooking facilities and large balconies with ocean or city skyline views. It’s made for water babies, with a large on-site saltwater pool. You’ll also be centrally located to make the most of the best of Darwin, including the Darwin Wave Lagoon.

2. Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Jabiru

Aerial shot of Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Jabiru, NT.

It can be a long trek to Kakadu, especially for the kids, but knowing they’re going to sleep in a crocodile’s belly when they get there is sure to perk them up! One of the only animal-shaped hotels around, it’s a great base for families, with an on-site supermarket, bakery and a well-shaded swimming pool that’s guaranteed to be croc-free. Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel also offers family-friendly tours like the Yellow Water Cruise.

3. MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Ross

Pool area at the BIG4 Macdonnell Range Holiday Park, Ross, NT.

Close to Alice Springs, MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is an action-packed family stay. Kids will love the jumping pillows, playground, heated pool and climbing pyramids. You can even hire go-karts and there are night activities in the warmer months. With cabins and villas sleeping up to six people, there’s room for everyone. And every Sunday there’s a FREE pancake breakfast 🥞

4. Knotts Crossing Resort

Katherine

Pool area at Knotts Crossing Resort, Katherine, NT.

An ideal home away from home, a Family Room at Knotts Crossing Resort sleeps up to six people – an arrangement which includes bunk beds (arguably the best part of any holiday as far as a kid’s concerned 😉). It also comes with full cooking facilities for when the little ones really don’t want to head out again. Knotts Crossing is close to some of Katherine’s best adventures, including canoeing, the Cutta Cutta Caves, and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge cruises. At the end of the day, cool off in one (or both) of the resort’s two on-site pools.

5. Darwin FreeSpirit Resort

Darwin

Pool area at the Darwin FreeSpirit Resort, Darwin, NT.

A seemingly secluded stay that’s surrounded by lush tropical gardens but is only a 20-minute drive from the Darwin CBD? Yes, please! The kids will love the activities on offer, like jumping cushions, three different pools or doing arts and crafts in the Kidz Korner, while parents will love the live music, awesome dining at the bistro and cheeky drinks from the poolside bar. Family holiday sorted 😎

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