The Northern Territory is the quintessential Australian experience and a geographer’s dream. Home to World-heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Kakadu National Parks, the world’s oldest river system, the Finke River and the world’s oldest living culture, Arnhem Land, this state offers travellers a real Australian experience.
Journey from the tropical shores of vibrant Darwin in the north to the dramatic deserts of the Red Centre in the south, exploring cattle stations and sweeping savannahs of the Barkly Tablelands along the way.
Experience Aboriginal art and culture and its 50,000-year-old story. Admire the Kakadu or Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which preserve both natural and cultural treasures, and walk through the scrub in search of bush tucker on a cultural tour or visit one of the many ancient rock art galleries.
See where ancient woodlands meet sandy beaches and escarpments tower above lush billabongs in this diverse landscape, or for anglers paradise visit the coast of the top of the Northern Territory with tidal rivers such as the Adelaide River, and calm billabongs, like Yellow Water.
Visit in the wet seasons to find the tropical north’s landscape home to rich wetlands, wild rainforests and thundering waterfalls.
Whether it’s climbing the escarpments, catching fish, viewing aboriginal rock art or exploring the red desert flora and fauna, there’s an experience for everyone in the Northern Territory.
See the trip planner to plan your trip in this region.