The Northern Territory (NT for short) is a true wilderness: a vast land of extremes that’s still considered frontier territory by many. It’s the complete opposite of Australia’s urban east coast, with just one percent of the country’s population living in a fifth of its overall area. But beneath this tough exterior lies a unique travel destination of immense beauty. This really is getting off the beaten track, exploring a place that few other people (including the majority of Australians) have ever been before. The small city of Darwin is the capital - but it is closer to Bali than Sydney. With a Northern Territory hotel you can explore stunning national parks, fascinating Aboriginal history and pristine water holes in this majestic landscape.
The Best Northern Territory Hotels for You
Darwin - The capital and biggest city, Darwin is the gateway to the NT, with its own distinct culture and atmosphere As you’d expect you’ll find plenty of Northern Territory hotels in Darwin to make your Oz experience that little bit more comfortable.
Top End - The tropical northern tip of the state where you’ll find Darwin and the beautiful Kakadu National Park. Get out into the bush with a Northern Territory hotel around the Top End.
Arnham Land - A truly incredible place, where ancient cultures once thrived and that has remained more or less unchanged for thousands of years. Today you can follow their footsteps with a hotel in Northern Territory.
Katherine - Another of the NT’s main towns, about three hours from Darwin. From here you can explore the stunning Katherine Gorge from your Northern Territory hotel.
Alice Springs - The most famous of all of the outback towns, Alice Springs is surrounded by incredible geological formations including gorges and vast deserts. Be in awe of all this natural beauty with a hotel in Northern Territory.
How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Northern Territory
The NT is where you can find some of the world’s finest national parks. Places like Kakadu, Gregory and Litchfield are not the kind of places you go just for a picnic but huge swathes of land that are virtually untouched by man. You can also visit Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, one of the world’s most recognisable geological features. Spend a few days in Darwin in the northern, tropical part of the state. It’s a charming small city with a lot going for it. Check out Katherine Gorge and the Victoria River Region where there’s plenty of scope for adventure. The Outback Town of Alice Springs is incredibly remote but surrounded by deep gorges and endless stretches of desert to explore.
Virtually all activities in the NT involve being outside in the great outdoors. Bush walk along some of the long trails that cross the region, through sweaty jungles and rocky red dirt that makes up the southern end. Take a balloon ride up and over the landscape, watching the sunrise over the horizon with a glass of champagne. Over at Ubirr you can bush walk along the East Alligator river and meet some of the animals at the Territory Wildlife Park. Set yourself up fishing for the day at one of the many diverse fishing habitats - net yourself some supper or dine out on tales of the one that got away!