The Northern Territory, an iconic region bursting with world-famous landmarks and fascinating wildlife.
As one of the top bucket list destinations in Australia, this area has plenty in store for travellers. But where to start? Thanks to its vast expanse of untouched landscapes, fantastic rock formations, refreshing plunge pools and fascinating cultural heritage there is a little something for everyone! Follow our guide to help you choose your top travelling picks!
The perfect start to your Northern Territory journey! Darwin, the Northern Territory’s capital city, is the number one go-to base point for discovering the treasures of the Top End. As the gateway to wildlife regions such as Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park, travellers can get lost in the thick bushland of the Territory while spotting native birdlife and animals in their natural habitat. Day tours to Kakadu and Litchfield will give you a taste of the wonders of the area, while multi-day tours will take you deeper to explore the wild landscapes and sleep amongst the sights and sounds of the Top End. Darwin city itself is home to vibrant nightlife, friendly locals, galleries, museums, cultural centres and more!
Katherine is where the tropical greenery of the Northern Territory hits the red Outback region, making for a truly unforgettable and unique sight in person. Explore Nitmiluk National Park, where travellers can discover the glorious Katherine Gorge by renting a canoe or joining a picturesque boat tour. Appreciate the rich Aboriginal history and traditions at a range of cultural spots and local art galleries in the area. Katherine showcases the traditional owners of the land, the Aboriginal people’s past, offering a number of museums and outdoor cultural spots where guests can get a greater understanding of the Indigenous culture’s past, beliefs, and more!
Alice Springs is often an overlooked Outback city, included in a Red Centre trip as a pitstop on the way to the famous Uluru. But by driving through this region, you’ll miss out on all the eccentric goodies hidden about it! Spend a day exploring the waterholes and impressive gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges to discover the wealth of attractions near Alice Springs. The population of the Indigenous community is abundant in this region, with many important figures who organize daily tours to the region’s iconic spots and cultural centres. This lets visitors get a better understanding of how important Uluru is to this community, with traditional customs and long-believed stories linked with the famous red rock!
It is the main draw for most who travel to the Red Centre! The impressive rock formation is millions of years old, with both a fascinating geological explanation as well as an important Dreamtime story attached. Many travellers opt to trek the land, camping at night and walking for days to reach this impressive site, seeing the surrounding desert region and all the unique wildlife roaming about! See Uluru at either at sunrise or sunset to be amazed as the glowing sun reflects against the rock and enhances the colour further!
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