Things to Do in the Northern Territory

Welcome to the Northern Territory. This is home to the iconic landscapes people imagine when they refer to Australia as a Sunburnt Country. Vast areas of red outback that stretch forever, refreshing plunge pools fed by thundering waterfalls and the palpable presence of the oldest continuing culture in the world. For visitors to this part of Australia, there is an array of things to do and places to visit to experience some of the most spectacular scenery the country has to offer.

Places to Visit in the Northern Territory

There are two places to visit on everyone’s list when they come to the Northern Territory – Uluru and Kakadu. Uluru is an icon of Australia, and up there with the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney Opera House on the list of must do’s while in the country. Uluru, along with nearby Kata Tjuta, have huge cultural significance to local indigenous population. When you visit, the two most popular things to do are enjoy a walk around the base, and watch in awe as the colours change at sunset.

Further north, Darwin is your gateway to World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. We have day tours to the area that will give you a taste of what is on offer in this spectacular environment, rich with native flora and fauna. But with so many places to visit, to truly appreciate the wonder and beauty of Kakadu you need to join one of the multiday tours. Our multi-day tours will take you to explore some of the Northern Territory’s most famous attractions, including Twin Falls, Nourlangie Rock Art and Gunlom Falls. Another place to visit in the Northern Territory is Litchfield National Park, a lesser known, but equally impressive area of waterfalls and picturesque scenery.

More Attractions in Northern Territory

For nature lovers there is a plethora of things to do in the Northern Territory. Crocodiles are one of the Northern Territory’s most famous residents, and if you want to see them in the wild, a Jumping Crocodile Cruise from Darwin will take you to see this popular attraction. One of the best things to do in the Northern Territory is take a refreshing dip in one of the many plunge pools of the area, and splash about as the waters cascade over you from above. There are also plenty of walks to go on, allowing you to immerse yourself in the unique environment of the Top End.

Those who spend some time in the Red Centre will find heaps of things to do beyond the famous Uluru. A walk through Kata Tjuta will leave you in awe of this fascinating attraction, while a visit to the Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will give you a deeper understanding of the cultural importance of the region to the local indigenous population. If you take the tour from Darwin – Alice Springs (or the other way round), the best thing to do is stop off at the Mataranka Hot Springs.