10 of the best places to visit in the Northern Territory
Not only does the Northern Territory provide some of the most iconic Australian outback landscapes in the country, but also a tropical paradise in Darwin and two World Heritage-listed National Parks. It is a foodie’s dream with eateries featuring authentic food from regionally inspired specialties to neighbouring Asian influences. Discover one of the many bustling local markets and explore the city’s extensive military history on an informative tour.
There are also plenty of day trips from Darwin including a visit to Litchfield National Park and its abundance of waterfalls, massive Cathedral Termite Mounds and ancient Aboriginal rock art. Head in the opposite direction on a ferry ride to the Tiwi Islands where you’ll learn why they call it the ‘Isle of Smiles’. Explore even more with a couple of days in Kakadu, Australia’s biggest National Park.
Alice Springs is a true oasis in the Australian desert where you can spend the morning observing contemporary Aboriginal art and the afternoon swimming in the West MacDonnell Ranges at Ellery Creek Big Hole.
Our top 10 are:
- Come face to face with giant crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
- Marvel at a clear outback night sky in the Red Centre and watch the changing colours of Uluru at sunset or sunrise.
- Take in a spectacular Top End sunset while enjoying dinner on a cruise of Darwin Harbour.
- Cross the ocean to the beautiful Tiwi Islands for an immersive cultural and artistic experience.
- Experience all that is nature in the vast World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and discover its rich Aboriginal culture and heritage and abundant local wildlife.
- Cruise the spectacular Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge and marvel at surround sandstone cliff faces adorned with ancient Aboriginal art as you are immersed in complete serenity.
- Explore the West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs and discover the myriad of picturesque and refreshing waterholes such as Ormiston Gorge, Glen Helen Gorge and Ellery Creek Big Hole and spot the local wildlife.
- Visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in Darwin, held seasonally from late April till October for amazing food, unique shopping, local entertainment and a perfect atmosphere to watch a famous Mindil Beach sunset.
- Experience the majestic waterfalls and waterholes of Litchfield National Park including Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls and Buley Rockhole, all offering a refreshing and iconic Territory swim.
- Don’t miss the Red Centre’s Kata Tjuta (also known as The Olgas), only 20 minutes from Uluru, for 36 fascinating dome shaped rock formations and walk one of the three established walking trails and stop for stunning views at lookout points along the way.
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