What to see in Northern Territory


The Northern Territory is best known for its dramatic outdoor attractions: the globally recognisable Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock); the Olgas, a remarkable collection of massive domed rocks; Watarrka National Park and the magnificent King's Canyon therein; Kakadu National Park, with its incredible rock art; the Tiwi Islands, home to the Tiwi Aboriginal people; the beautiful, rugged landscapes of Katherine Gorge; and Litchfield National Park, loved for its natural rock pools and waterfalls.

The Northern Territory is also home to some charming towns and cities, and popular travel bases include Darwin, a much-loved tropical, seaside city; Alice Springs, the gateway to the delights of the Australian Outback; Yulara, an isolated resort town situated close to Uluru; Jabiru, a town located within Kakadu National Park; and Katherine, named for the nearby gorge. It is a large but sparsely populated territory and a thorough exploration of the main tourist attractions requires covering quite big distances. Bushwalking, ballooning and fishing are all very popular activities in the region.

Kakadu National Park

This stunning park, covering almost 12,500 square miles (32,375 sq km) was added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage areas in 1984 and is regarded as one of the natural marvels of Australia. The land…

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Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park

Formerly known as Ayres Rock, Uluru rises from the surrounding plains, protected within the Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, and belongs to the Anangu Aboriginal people, for whom it holds a special…

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Crocodylus Park and Zoo

Housing over three decades of research on Australian crocodiles and a comprehensive crocodile museum, not to mention more than a thousand resident crocodiles, the Crocodylus Park and Zoo is designed…

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