The Northern Territory has some of the most exciting attractions. It is also home to the red desert which is in the middle of Australia.

The Northern Territory has some beautiful places to visit. Areas like Darwin for the city, and Kakadu and Litchfield for the adventure types. A great way to travel around the Northern Territory is by car or by booking a tour.

When you do a tour, you’ll see parts of the Territory and learn about its fascinating history. Each tour is different, so we recommend reading a few to find what’s best suited for you!

Now, let’s discuss how to travel around the beautiful areas of the Northern Territory.


We recommend starting your travel of the Northern Territory in Darwin. Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, and it has beautiful beaches. If you’re in town during the dry season, you should check out Mindil Beach Markets! The sunset at the beach is amazing and there are so many market stalls to see.


Litchfield is great to spend a day exploring and swimming. It’s only about an hour’s drive from Darwin. Litchfield has a lot of plunge pools that you can cool off and swim in. There are magnificent views of waterfalls and giant termite mounds. We recommend you go see Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, and Buley Rockhole.

Adelaide River

Adelaide River is close to Litchfield and has an amazing river cruise to see crocodiles. The Jumping Crocodile Cruise allows you to see crocodiles jump out of the water. Your wildlife guide on the boat will also talk to you about other animals in the river. You can do Adelaide River before or after Litchfield!


Katherine is one of the popular towns in the Territory and is along the Katherine River. It is roughly a three hour drive to get to Katherine from Litchfield. If you’re looking for somewhere to swim we recommend Edith Falls.

One of Katherine’s main attractions is the Katherine Gorge. You can do an hour’s cruise through Katherine River to then come up to Katherine Gorge. You might spot a crocodile in the water too when on the cruise!


Uluru and its surroundings are a bit of a drive from Katherine. It’s over a 16 hour drive, but we do promise it’s worth the trip! Uluru is a massive sandstone rock in the middle of Australia. You can walk around Uluru or simply enjoy a beautiful sunrise or sunset with Uluru.


If Uluru is too far, Kakadu is approximately a three hour drive from Katherine. Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. You can do a beautiful cruise along the Yellow Water Billabong and discover crocodiles and other wildlife. We recommend seeing Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls when in the area too!

Though this is just one way to explore the Northern Territory, we have no doubt you’ll enjoy the territory lifestyle. When you book a tour, the itinerary is already sorted for you. All you need to do is enjoy yourself when on the road!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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