Top Things To Do In The Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is the perfect mix of the outback and tropical climate and is home to multiple World Heritage Listed sites along with many important Aboriginal cultural sites. From active adventures to luxury escapes there is a holiday in the Northern Territory for everyone.
Marvel At Uluru
Experience the heritage-listed natural wonders, iconic wildlife and red dirt of the centre of Australia. Home to two of Australia’s most famous rock formations, Uluru and The Olgas, the region is also the centre for rich indigenous history and culture. There is something for everyone to enjoy from the spectacular Field of Light display, Aboriginal Art Galleries, historical bush walks or just relax and enjoy the view from luxurious accommodation.
Live Like a Local
Find local treasures and indulge your tastebuds at Darwins famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Relax on the beach with a cocktail and delicious food from some of the 60 food stalls while you enjoy a spectacular sunset over the beach.
Get up close to Crocodiles
Get your adrenaline pumping on a jumping crocodile cruise or a visit to Crocosaurus Cove. Crocodile cruises are popular in Darwin where you can watch huge saltwater crocodiles leap from the water from the safety of your boat. At Crocosaurus Cove be immersed in the water in a clear perspex chamber to “swim” with the prehistoric beasts.
Experience Kakadu Up Close
Have a live-in Kakadu experience at Bamurru Plains and see the best of the World Heritage-listed National Park. From cascading waterfalls to exotic wildlife, sleep under the endless stars with all of the creature comforts at the Bamurru Plains Lodge and explore the ancient land from your doorstep.
Soak Up The Culture On The Tiwi Islands
A visit to the picturesque Tiwi Islands is not to be missed. Stay overnight or make it a day trip with a 30-minute flight or 2.5-hour ferry ride from Darwin. On the Islands meet local artists, experience a smoking ceremony and share in the Tiwi Aboriginal people’s strong connection to their rich culture.
Explore Katherine Gorge
See where the outback meets the tropics at Katherine Gorge, swim in thermal springs and under misty waterfalls. There are many ways to explore this area, canoe up the gorge and spot hidden waterfalls, take a more relaxed approach and board a peaceful cruise, or experience the ultimate view from a clear-nosed helicopter.
Have A True Outback Experience
Experience the endless outback horizons of Tennant Creek, broken up by kangaroos darting across the highway, remote pubs, ancient rock art and outback characters.
Learn About Aboriginal Art
Explore Arnhem Land, one of Australia’s last true wilderness areas and one of the Top End’s most spectacular destinations. A hub for Aboriginal culture, the area is a full of Aboriginal rock art with opportunity to see works on paper, bark paintings or weavings. Watch artists at work as they create artwork, grinding ochre on the ground to create the pigments. Arnhem land is full of beautiful scenery, rugged coastlines, rainforests, and rivers teeming with fish.
The Northern Territory is studded with spectacular gorges and waterfalls. An easy 1.5-hour drive from Darwin is the Litchfield National Park where you can swim in crystal clear swimming holes under waterfalls, spot native wildlife or bush walk through the monsoonal rainforest.
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