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Northern TerritoryAustralia

Explore wondrous rocks formations in the desert, swim under waterfalls, discover Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture and spot crocodiles in tropical wetlands.

The Northern Territory is frontier country. From the dry Red Centre, to the lush tropics of the Top End and to coastal Darwin, the Northern Territory will introduce you to wild Australia at its finest.

Fly to Alice Springs, an oasis at the very heart of Australia. In this desert city, learn about ancient Aboriginal culture before exploring the vastness of the Red Centre.

Take a four-wheel drive tour through the spinifex grass and dunes of the Simpson Desert and cool off in a waterhole in the rugged MacDonnell Ranges.

Set out for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and watch as the iconic Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) transforms from a speck on the horizon to a towering monolith. At the base of the rock is the Uluru Cultural Centre. Just over 30 miles (50 kilometers) from Uluru is the other mesmerizing rock formation, Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). See rocks in a completely different way at Kings Canyon, which is 3 hours from Uluru.

Fly to Darwin in the Top End or travel by train on the historic Ghan Railway. Don’t miss Katherine on the way through for crocodile spotting in Katherine Gorge and cooling off at Leliyn (Edith Falls).

Perched on the central coast of the tropical north is the small Northern Territory capital of Darwin. Keep watch for the colorful fiddler crabs as you wander along the East Point Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk. In the cooler months, stroll around the Mindil Beach Sunset Market on a Thursday or Sunday night. Enjoy the nightlife of Mitchell Street on just about any other night in this youthful, fun-loving city.

Walk in the footsteps of Australian movie legend Crocodile Dundee on a tour to Kakadu National Park within the Alligator Rivers Region and marvel at the abundant birdlife. In the wet season, see the mighty Jim Jim Falls in full flow.

South of Darwin, roll out your swag or enjoy a safari tent camping experience in the diverse Litchfield National Park.

The Northern Territory is vast and remote and you’ll have to come prepared, but with that remoteness comes truly breathtaking nature, and the real spirit of Outback Australia.

Popular cities in Northern Territory

Darwin Waterfront which includes swimming and a pool as well as a large group of people
Darwin
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly

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Reasons to visit

  • Darwin Waterfront
    Darwin Waterfront
  • Mindil Beach
    Mindil Beach
  • Crocosaurus Cove
    Crocosaurus Cove
Australia which includes tranquil scenes and desert views
Alice Springs
Known for Dining, Shopping and Tours

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Reasons to visit

  • Alice Springs Desert Park
    Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Larapinta Trail
    Larapinta Trail
  • Simpsons Gap
    Simpsons Gap
Kakadu National Park which includes a sunset and landscape views
Kakadu
Known for Excursions, Nature and Tours

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Reasons to visit

  • Kakadu National Park
    Kakadu National Park
  • Yellow Water Billabong
    Yellow Water Billabong
  • Jim Jim Falls
    Jim Jim Falls
Uluru showing landscape views and desert views
Petermann
Known for Deserts, Hills and Sunrises

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Reasons to visit

  • Uluru
    Uluru
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
    Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Mount Conner
    Mount Conner
Litchfield National Park which includes landscape views and a waterfall
Batchelor
Known for Nature, Natural Parks and Wildlife

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Reasons to visit

  • Litchfield National Park
    Litchfield National Park
Mataranka
Known for Dining, Relaxing and Friendly People

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