Lorella Springs Wilderness is a destination in itself – one million acres of wilderness with lakes, river, forests, and a thermal hot spring running past the campground.

Quick Overview

Lorella Springs Wilderness is a one million acre cattle station/ untouched wilderness area in the Northern Territory. The drive from Darwin to Lorella Springs Wilderness takes about 12 hours to complete.


The Walker family invite you to come and explore their not-so-little piece of paradise in the NT. A one-million acre property on the Gulf Coast, that has some of the most remote 4WDing and fishing in the Top End.

There’s a one square kilometre campground on the property that doesn’t require booking – just show up, pick a spot, and pay when you leave. It’s the perfect base for exploring the property on foot, on bikes or by 4WD. Or you can just hang out and relax in the natural thermal spring that flows around the campground.

Update: The marlin hidden at Lorella Springs Wilderness has been found!

Explore the other campgrounds for your chance to win a whopping $10,000 BCF Voucher thanks to our mates at Great Northern Brewing Co!*

The Details


Lorella Springs Wilderness is located on Savannah Way, 170km by road north-west of Borroloola, NT.

Note: Although the road from Savannah Way is classed as 4WD drive, when taking it slowly and with care most vehicles and caravans should have no problem being able to travel through.



  • Bar Books & Magazine Swap
  • Kids Area
  • Internet and Telephone Line
  • Laundry
  • Toilet and shower facilities
  • Fuel – Diesel and Unleaded


Camping Options

Type of camping available:

  • Cabin accommodation
  • Campsites
  • Note: Lorella is open April to September inclusive


  • Deluxe Rooms start from $189 per night
  • Cabins start from $239 per night
  • Camping Passes start from $25 per adult
  • For kids camping – the age of the child is the price per night

Please note: Booking in advance is not needed for camping, but is required for other accommodation.


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Lorella Spring Wilderness Park – Borroloola NT, great northern, get out there

Things To Do

At The Campground

  • Relax in the warm water Magical Spring
  • Take a canoe (free hire) for a paddle at Crocodile Spring
  • Take a sunset walk from the campground

Read more: How To Stay Safe Around Swimming Holes 

Lorella Spring Wilderness Park – Borroloola NT, great northern, get out there


Adventures Close By

  • Venture out from the campground by 4WD to Walker’s Rock
  • Throw a line in at one of the many billabongs along the Rosie River
  • Take a scenic flight to the Southern Lost City and its spectacular rock formations


Lorella Spring Wilderness Park – Borroloola NT, great northern, get out there, rock outcrop


Food & Drink Close By

  • Join in one of Lorella’s famous Big Cook-ups for a hearty country meal with your fellow campers
  • Finish off your adventures with a cold one at the Croc Bar & Cafe
  • Stock up on supplies in Borroloola before you arrive (at 3 hours away – it’s the nearest town)

Your Hosts

Rhett Walker and his family want to welcome you to their bloody-big backyard. Lorella is a huge patch of NT wilderness that has been in their family for over 40 years. One part cattle station and many parts untouched, unspoilt Australian landscape – this feels like the kinda place you may never want to leave.

When the Walker family moved out to Lorella in 1984 they found an 18-foot saltwater crocodile swimming in the creek down the hill from the homestead. The creek is now the Magical Spring hot pool where guests can relax and soak in the natural minerals. (The Walker’s won’t tell you about Ol’ Salty until after you’ve had your dip.)

From wild animal encounters to championing eco-tourism, the Walker family has many stories of resilience and persistence living in the NT outback. They’ve done their best to turn one of the most remote places in Australia into a successful and popular holiday destination for over 15,000 visitors every year.

HINT: Where is the Marlin hidden?

Go back in time by wandering around the homestead and picture yourself chasing bulls through the Savannah outback…

Where’s the best spot to drink a Great Northern?

At the licensed Croc Bar & Café, located at the homestead.

*AU res 18+ only. Starts 12.01am (AEST) on 28/04/2022, Ends 11.59pm (AEST) 08/05/22. Ts&Cs can be found here. Promoter: CUB Pty Ltd (ABN 76 004 056 106).

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