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Experiences in Northern Territory

Hot, humid and off the beaten track, the Northern Territory is often an afterthought on many travellers’ itineraries, despite its unique climate and superb national parks; but miss it at your peril!

A Northern Territory experience involves taking in some of the most striking landscapes in Australia, as well as rare plant and animal species and unique culture. Head to Kakadu National Park on a walking tour and see the amazing examples of Aboriginal rock galleries.

For many, the highlight of this part of Australia is Alice Springs, an isolated landscape of red earth gorges and plains with a vibrant Aboriginal culture and superb opportunities for star-gazing. See the area on the back of a camel or in a hot air balloon for once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Northern Territory.

Katherine, a tiny town by most standards but the third-largest settlement in this sparsely populated state, is a major centre for tourism and the gateway to Katherine Gorge. This area is an outdoor lover’s paradise, featuring camping, hiking, canoe trips and helicopter rides that make the most of the stunning scenery. Tours here take in the best of the area’s natural beauty, such as secluded waterfalls with superb opportunities for bathing.

Darwin, the state capital featuring numerous sites of historical interest, is quite unlike any other big Australian city. The WWII Oil Storage Tunnels detail life in the city during the Pacific campaign, while the East Point Reserve is home to a selection of war relics, scenic hiking trails and cycling routes.