Explore Northern Territory with YHA

Stretching from the spiritual and literal heart of Australia – the red earth of the Central Australian desert – across arid plains, canyons and rivers to the tropical Top End (where Darwin and Kakadu reside), the Northern Territory is a diverse place with a rich Aboriginal heritage.

YHA accommodation in Northern Territory



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YHA Darwin | MoM Darwin

Darwin | Larrakia Country

Vibrant, modern and social YHA Darwin | MoM Darwin is located in the middle of the Darwin CBD and boasts a massive sun deck, pools & private and co-living rooms.

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YHA Alice Springs

Alice Springs | Arrernte Country

Located in the iconic desert town of Alice Springs, gateway to the Outback and Uluru, the historic YHA Alice Springs was once an open-air theatre and still hosts nightly movies.


Northern Territory: Trip inspiration & tips

  • Best mountain biking trails in the Northern Territory

    Though lacking in mountains, there are still some great spots worth checking out for MTB lovers among the Northern Territory's rugged landscapes. We've picked out the best routes, trail networks and dedicated parks for you to enjoy.
  • Discovering Darwin: What to do in NT's capital

    Darwin is a laidback paradise for lovers of the outdoor lifestyle – a tropical city buzzing with atmosphere and the promise of adventure. Spend a few days and you’ll discover this unique Top End treasure has more than a few stories to tell, and plenty to offer visitors... If you know where to look.
  • Top LGBTQIA+ festivals and events around Australia

    LGBTQIA+ festivals and events are back, and there's something for everyone! From quiet reflections at multi-artform exhibitions to dancing and partying in step with a parade, there's no shortage of ways to celebrate queer identities and experiences with these festivities around the country!
  • 20 must-do backpacker experiences in Australia

    From wildlife to wilderness, Australia has no shortage of magnificent sights and epic experiences to discover. To help you make the most of your time Down Under we’ve rounded up 20 iconic things you have to tick off your Aussie bucket list.
  • 7 oddball Aussie sporting events worth checking out

    From a sailing regatta held on dry land to a sporting celebration in honour of the humble watermelon, these offbeat events prove that Australians will turn almost anything into a sport.
  • National parks near Aussie cities

    In Australia, you can have your big-city fix and a dose of nature, too. Beyond the city buzz, you’ll find a peaceful pocket of wilderness and wildlife just a short hop away at nearby national parks, from rainforests and waterfalls to wild beaches and coral reefs. You might even see a kangaroo or two! So pack some snacks and sunscreen and hit the trails at these must-see national parks near major Aussie cities.
  • The top arts and culture festivals in Australia

    Whether you want to laugh yourself silly, dance the night away, or indulge your passion for words, wine or creativity, we’ve rounded up the very best arts and culture festivals across the country.
  • Weird and wonderful natural phenomena in Australia

    Meteorite craters, coral spawnings and eye-popping pink lakes — Australia hosts some of the planet’s most mind-blowing natural phenomena. Whether you’re a science enthusiast, a thrill seeker or you just love nature, add these awe-inspiring spectacles to your Aussie itinerary.
  • 11 awesome canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia

    Love doing your exploring with a paddle in hand? Us too. From sleepy canoe trips down wide, still rivers, to epic multi-day kayak trips to the country's wildest waterways, adventure's never far away when there's paddling involved. And the free upper body work out doesn't hurt either! Read on for a selection of the finest canoeing and kayaking adventures in Australia.
  • Northern Territory: Tours & experiences

  • 1 Day Litchfield National Park Tour

    Experience Litchfield National Park, a spectacular landscape filled with stunning waterfalls, epic swimming holes and amazing walks.
  • Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Day Tour

    After a scenic ferry ride from Darwin, join a local guide and go on a journey through the fascinating lifestyle and rich culture of the Tiwi Island's people. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will provide the most incredible memories.
  • 1 Day Kakadu Tour

    Short on time and want to experience the breathtaking Kakadu National Park. Then this tour is for you.
  • Top things to do in Northern Territory

    1. Watch the sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
    2. Be awed by Kakadu National Park.
    3. Discover Aboriginal culture on tour with free activities at Voyages, Ayers Rock Resort.
    4. Try Aussie tucker at Mindil Beach Sunset Market.
    5. Eyeball a croc on a cruise.
    6. Hike Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).
    7. Wander Darwin's historic walking trails.
    8. Explore the outback by 4WD, camel or quad bike.
    9. Have a desert experience at Alice's Desert Park.
    10. Catch the quirky Beer Can Regatta or Camel Cup.

    YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

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