Interesting Northern Territory Facts
Alice Springs, NT is the closest Australian town to every beach in the country! (The closest beach is about 1,500km away in Darwin).
Before European settlement, there were hundreds of thousands of Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory, speaking hundreds of languages.
The Northern Territory is home to important Indigenous landmarks and sites, such as the famous Uluru (Ayers Rock) and the remarkable Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).
Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage-listed National Park for both cultural and natural values. Spreading over 19,804 km2, Kakadu is also Australia’s biggest national park.
Northern Territory, the spirit of Australia
Explore the heart of Australia. Discover Northern Territory's rich indigenous history and sacred sites; watch the ever-changing orange-red hues of Uluru as the sunsets and marvel at panoramic views of Watarrka National Park. No Australian holiday is complete without visiting Top End (Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Katherine) and the Red Centre (Alice Springs, Uluru and Kings Canyon).
Home to an abundance of nature and wildlife, exciting adventure experiences, and dramatic and epic landscapes, live an authentic Australian outback experience. Learn the vast history of this great country, Aboriginal culture and Ayers Rock, feel the heartbeat of the ancient Red Centre andexplore Alice Springs and dine under a thousand stars.
Where to go in The Northern Territory
Just over 18 hours from the UK, this tropical and vibrant capital city offers very friendly locals and delicious food inspired by its close proximity to Asia and being surrounded by fresh local produce. Experience fiery orange sunsets at Mindil Beach Street markets, on a Darwin Harbour Cruise or on a jet ski adventure.
Kakadu National Park
Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional beauty and unique biodiversity, it's listed as UNESCO world heritage for its cultural and natural values. Kakadu National Park has 1/3 of Australia’s bird species. Discover its Indigenous Culture: Ancient rock art up to 20,000 years old at Ubirr and Nourlangie.
Katherine & Nitmiluk National Park
The third largest town in the Northern Territory and famous for Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, incredible vistas and sunsets. Explore by kayak, by helicopter, by hiking the famous Jatbula Trail, or on a gorge cruise. Nitmiluk National Park offers 13 gorges carved from the ancient sandstone country.
An authentic outback town – the gateway to Uluru. Nestled between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, ‘Alice’ (as it's known by the locals) is famous for its beautiful desert landscapes, colourful characters, adventure and strong Aboriginal history.
Uluru / Ayers Rock
The spiritual heart of Australia. 600 million years old and hugely sacred and spiritual to the traditional owners and rich with cultural experiences and stories. Take a scenic flight for an unforgettable experience and enjoy a dot painting workshop with an aboriginal guide.
Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park
The 300m high sheer sandstone walls of Kings Canyon are quite spectacular and offer 360-degree views of the undulating desert landscapes surrounding it. Located in Watarrka National Park, it’s best explored at dawn on the 6km Rim Walk. Feel on top of the world as you walk the towering red rock cliffs of this majestic landmark.