Northern Territory

Australia's Outback Frontier

Welcome to the Northern Territory (NT), a vast and rugged land that embodies the spirit of Australia's untamed wilderness.

This is where adventure knows no bounds, from the iconic landscapes of Uluru and Kata Tjuta to the Top End's lush wetlands and tropical havens.

We Recommend

  • Witness the majesty of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunrise or sunset, a sacred monolith that radiates vibrant colors. Explore the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) nearby.
  • Dive into the World Heritage-listed Kakadu, a place of breathtaking beauty and cultural significance. Explore ancient rock art, cruise along serene billabongs, and encounter diverse wildlife.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Litchfield, known for its waterfalls, monsoon forests, and magnetic termite mounds. Take a refreshing dip in crystal-clear plunge pools.
  • Discover the vibrant capital of the Top End, Darwin. Visit Mindil Beach Sunset Market, explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and experience the city’s lively waterfront.
  • Journey to the heart of Australia in Alice Springs. Explore the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, take a hot air balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges, and learn about Aboriginal culture.
  • Cruise or kayak through the dramatic Nitmiluk Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park. Marvel at the towering cliffs and ancient Aboriginal rock art.

Travel Tips


The Northern Territory has a tropical climate in the north and arid desert conditions in the south. Be prepared for extreme temperatures, especially in the Outback.

Aboriginal Land Access

Restricted Access: Access to Aboriginal-owned land, including Arnhem Land, is restricted. Travelers must apply for permits from the Northern Land Council or choose guided tours operated with permission from traditional landowners.

Aboriginal Culture

Respect and Understanding: Nearly one-quarter of the Northern Territory's population is Aboriginal, and a significant portion of the land is Aboriginal-owned. Aboriginal culture places great importance on family business and ceremonies. Understand that these matters may take priority and could potentially alter scheduled tours or restrict access to sites with spiritual significance.


Crocodile Awareness: Saltwater and freshwater crocodiles are found in most Top End billabongs and rivers. Observe warning signs, and if unsure, refrain from swimming in these areas. Always follow local guidance. Marine Stingers: Beach swimming is not recommended from October to April due to the presence of marine stingers. Follow safety guidelines for marine activities during this period.

Getting Around

By Rail:
Experience the heart of Australia on “The Ghan,” a remarkable rail journey that starts in Adelaide, passes through the Red Centre (including Alice Springs), and concludes in Darwin in the Top End. It’s an extraordinary way to see the diverse landscapes of the Northern Territory.

By Car:
Exploring the Northern Territory by road offers freedom and flexibility. There are suggested driving itineraries for self-drive adventures, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Remember to adhere to speed limits, especially in urban areas and on highways.

Night Driving:
Avoid driving after dark, particularly in outback areas. Cattle and wildlife often congregate alongside highways, posing hazards to drivers.

Eat & Drink

Savor the flavors of the Northern Territory, where indigenous ingredients blend with multicultural influences. Try bush tucker-inspired dishes, barramundi fresh from the Gulf of Carpentaria, and succulent kangaroo steaks. Wash it down with local craft beers and a glass of Australian wine.