Top 10 Places to Visit in Australia’s Northern Territory

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Ayers Rock (Uluru)
One of Australia’s most famous landmarks, Ayers Rock is an incredibly majestic rock found in the red hot desert in Uluru and is a must see during your Outback adventure. The climb to the top of this massive sandstone monolith is steep at times but totally worth the view. Unfortunately, it will be closed to tourists from October, 2019 onwards so put it on your bucket list for 2018.

Darwin

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A helicopter flies over Kakadu National Park. Photo credit: kakaduair.com.au

Head to the stunning capital of the Northern Territory, Darwin, and immerse yourself in fascinating art, culture and culinary delights. If Aboriginal artwork sparks your interest, there is world class ancient Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are free guided tours during dry season.

Alice Springs
A unique, remote town, Alice Springs is home to enthralling excursions to consider during your Outback experience. Visit the Alice Springs Desert Park and Frontier Camel Farm and explore the rugged landscapes. And don’t miss the Henlen-on-Todd Regatta, the world’s only boat race without water.

Tennant Creek
Head north from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek, an ex-gold mining town steeped in history. Visit the famous Devil’s Marbles and the Barkley Tablelands, a remote but beautiful area, definitely worth a few days of exploration.

Katherine Gorge

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A secret pool in Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park

Grab your bikini and get ready for pounding waterfalls, natural swimming pools, watering holes and lengthy walking tracks. Canoeing is also very popular here and it’s a great way to see the Gorge in all its glory.

Mataranka Thermal Pools
Head to Mataranka from Katherine Gorge and relax in the warm thermal pools that attract many tourists each year.  Elsey National Park and Bitter Springs are two hotspots you should consider visiting after you’re finished chilling out by the thermal pools.

Adelaide River
Get up close and personal with crocodile along the Adelaide River, a tropical paradise brimming with wild birds, botanic wildlife and river monsters! There are plenty of different croc cruise types that suit all ages and rushes of adrenaline.

Kings Canyon

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Kings Canyon, Australia

Have you always dreamt of exploring a gargantuan canyon with massive rock formations, secret pools and literally no one else around? Head off on an adventure through King’s Canyon and experience the Lost City and Garden of Eden.

Seven Spirit Bay
Proving its remoteness, the only accommodation for tourists in Seven Spirit Bay requires a plane to get to. Situated in Arnhem Land, the verdant beauty and untouched wildlife of this vast land is an experience in a lifetime and is highly recommended.

Litchfield National Park
Only a 90-minute drive from Darwin, a visit to Litchfield National Park is a must do. The park is thick with bush walks, plunge pools and termite mounds. Visit the Butterfly and Bird Farm at Batchelor, the closest town to Litchfield and prepare to be amazed by the beautiful wildlife.

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