"The top end of the country is an outback paradise."
In the Northern Territory the weather is always warm, the fish are always biting and the laid back atmosphere is contagious. Darwin is more like a big country town than a city and holiday atmosphere is always in the air.
Just an hour and a half down the road from Darwin are the stunning waterfalls and rock pools of Litchfield National Park, which is an absolute must. All the attractions are easily accessible and very scenic.
Kakadu features a visual feast of floodplains, billabongs, waterfalls and escarpments. There is plenty to explore in the park including natural galleries of Aboriginal rock art.
Then there’s the Katherine Gorge, a magnificent natural wonder in Nitmiluk National Park. The Katherine River winds through 13 distinct gorges and cruising or canoeing down the gorge has a powerful effect on you.
The renowned attractions of The Red Centre are breathtaking. Ayers Rock (Uluru), The Olgas (Kata Tjuta) and Kings Canyon (Watarrka) are spectacular features of the Australian outback and an unforgettable experience.
Alice Springs is the heart of the outback and bordered by the MacDonnell Ranges. The east and west ranges feature remarkable chasms, gaps and gorges throughout. The Territory’s unique and extraordinary landscape is just exceptional.
Crocodiles are another of the Territory’s popular attractions. Encountering one in the wild might be alarming, but there are plenty of wildlife parks offering close ups with these intriguing reptiles. You can even cage dive with them in town or join a jumping crocodile cruise on the Adelaide River.
You can’t visit the Territory without sampling or catching a Barramundi. “Barra” is on the menu in most restaurants, fresh seafood is available at the wharf and there are an abundance of waterways in and around Darwin suitable for land-based fishing and boating. Barramundi fishing charters are also available and high in supply.
The Northern Territory is a remarkable holiday destination. It’s casual, outdoorsy and scenic. You can’t help but smile when you’re in the Territory.
Our NT destinations are marked on the map below. You can click on each icon to determine the name of each location and navigate the map by using your mouse on the map itself, or on its pictured cursors. “Double click” to zoom in further for more detail. You can also click on the “view larger map” link below to access travel directions and distances between locations anywhere in Australia. The “get directions” icon is in the top left corner when you click thru to the full size map. Simply type in your locations.