The Northern Territory is where travelers go to see authentic Australia. From the tropical Top End to the firey Red Centre, the experiences in the “NT” are as diverse as its natural landscapes. Swim under cascading waterfalls, dine under the dessert moon and stars, admire ancient aboriginal rock art and experience the overall contrast of an Outback adventure.
No trip down under is complete without a visit to the spiritual heart of Australia, the Northern Territory. The Territory transcends climates and geographies - from scenic plunge pools in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, to iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the red desert. Home to seven distinct areas you haven't been down under till you've been outback!
The Territory’s capital city, Darwin, is a mix of open-air markets, museums and laid-back outdoor living. Experience world-class barramundi fishing or take a short trip to unwind under a free-flowing waterfall at Litchfield National Park.
Bring your camera and a sense of adventure to Kakadu National Park. As you walk, fly, drive or hike through the park, you will see exotic wildlife, ancient Aboriginal rock art, wide, meandering rivers and thundering waterfalls.
The outback meets the tropics in Katherine. Head into nearby Nitmiluk National Park to swim or paddle or cruise through the stunning views found at Nitmiluk Gorge, or hike the trails that follow the Katherine river below looking out for ancient rock art.
Stand in awe of the Devils Marbles, huge granite boulders that are scattered across the Barkly Tablelands. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the stars when you pitch a tent at campgrounds around Tennant Creek, in reserves, or on working cattle stations.
Don’t miss seeing Uluru (Ayers Rock) – one of Australia’s most recognizable, and perhaps the most photographed national landmark. It is located in the heart of central Australia, and near the equally magnificent Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Continue east through the Red Center and experience Watarraka National Park, home to the mighty chasms of Kings Canyon.
Alice Springs is Australia’s most famous outback town. Enjoy world-famous indigenous art at town galleries, or buy direct from the artist at a nearby community art center. Indulge your sense of adventure and hike the popular Larapinta Trail or tour the surrounding East or West MacDonnell Ranges.