• Introducing Northern Territory

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    Introducing Northern Territory

    FROM TROPICAL TOP END TO RICH RED CENTRE

    Australia’s Top End

    Kakadu National Park. Credit - Tourism NT The Top End is home to natural attractions including Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park. Darwin, capital of the Territory, is a place to soak up the relaxing and friendly tropical lifestyle and enjoy the many attractions the city has to offer. Dine on fresh seafood by the pier, enjoy the nightlife on Mitchell Street and don’t miss Mindil Beach Sunset Market.

    Kakadu National Park

    Australia’s largest National Park, World Heritage-listed Kakadu is a nature lover’s dream getaway. Easily accessible from Darwin, Kakadu is famous for its inspiring scenery, waterfalls, wildlife and Aboriginal history, including rock paintings that are over 20,000 years old.

    Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s famous wetland, supports a pristine environment which hosts a truly amazing variety of wildlife, including one third of Australia’s bird species, crocodiles and other unique Australian flora and fauna. 

    1. THE RED CENTRE

      No trip to the Northern Territory is complete without a cisit to Uluru (Ayers Rock). Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the spectacular Kings Canyon.

      The Northern Territory will leave you with visions of a land full of culture, history and scenery that will be etched in your memory long after you leave.

    Darwin to Alice Springs

    The Northern Territory’s Stuart Highway stretches from Darwin through to a tropical region of gorges, waterfalls, wetlands and escarpments, to the Red Centre and south to Adelaide.

    300 km south of Darwin is Katherine and the famous Nitmmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). 670 km further south is Tennant Creek, Australia’s goldrush town. Situated in the middle of Barkly Tablelands, Tennant Creek is 100 km from the amazing balancing rock formations of the Devil's Marbles.

    At the other end of the highway, another 500 km south, is Alice Springs. The town and heritage-classed Alice Springs YHA are your starting point to discover all that the Red Centre ‘The Alice’ has to offer.

    Aboriginal Culture. Image - Tourism NT
    Litchfield National Park

    Less than two hours drive south of Darwin is Litchfield National Park. Expect to see cascading waterfalls, swim in crystal-clear rockholes and encounter wildlife. Litchfield is an ideal day trip to Darwin.