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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a place unlike any other and a "Must Do" for any fun-loving traveler. Whether looking for an adventure filled road trip, or a relaxing weekend break from the daily grind, there is something for everyone in the Territory.

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Alice Springs

Located in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs enjoys an almost legendary status. A frontier town surrounded by vast deserts, “Alice” is a complex mix of Aboriginal and European colonial history. The stepping-off point for outback adventures, this cosmopolitan town has become a destination in its own right, with a bustling arts scene, rich cultural life and plenty to do.

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Get ready for adventure in the Northern Territory's capital. An exciting and unique part of the world, the Top End is rich in Indigenous culture and natural beauty. Not only does the Territory boast some of the planet's most incredible wildlife, but the “tamed” parts of the city also offer superb restaurants, classy bars and luxe accommodation.

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Field of Light

There is even more reason to visit the spiritual heart of Australia in 2016: the monumental art phenomenon, Bruce Munro’s Field of Light Uluru, made its Australian debut on 1 April. The solar-powered installation will illuminate a remote desert area within sight of majestic Uluru and will remain open throughout the Red Centre’s distinct seasons until 31 March 2017.

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Katherine and its surrounds are the place to go for true outback adventure and indigenous experiences. The Northern Territory's Katherine region stretches from Dunmarra in the south to the Daly River region in the north. In total it covers an incredible 480,000 sq kilometres. From east to west it touches both the Queensland and West Australian borders. Katherine and its surrounds are the place to go for true outback adventure and indigenous experiences.

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Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. Sitting at the western end of the George Gill Range, Kings Canyon is approximately midway between Alice Springs and Uluru. This ancient formation of tall red rock faces that soar above dense palm forests of palms is an important conservation area and refuge for more than 600 species of native plants and animals, many unique to the area.

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Uluru - Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta and Uluru form the two major landmarks of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Kata Tjuta, formerly known as The Olgas, is a group of large ancient rock formations approximately 30 kilometres away from Uluru in Australia's Red Centre. Together these giant stone formations form the two major landmarks within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Considered the sprititaul heart of Australia, this region’s gem is Uluru/Ayers Rock, but offers visitors so much more, and is only a few Considered the spiritual heart of Australia, this region’s gem is Uluru/Ayers Rock, but offers visitors so much more, and is only a few hours from Sydney.

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The Northern Territory, best known as Australia’s Outback, spans the heart of the country from the red sand deserts of the Red Centre to the tropical waterfalls in the Top End.

The Red Centre is home to the Outback pioneering town of Alice Springs as well as iconic Uluṟu (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon. Experiences in this region include hot air ballooning, camel trekking, hiking, skydiving and Aboriginal interaction.

Heading north, the Top End of the Territory is a tropical oasis boasting waterfalls, billabongs, thermal pools, ancient Aboriginal rock art and more. While there, be sure to head out on a billabong cruise in Kakadu National Park to do a bit of crocodile spotting!

Top 10 Things to See and Do:
  1. Watch an Uluṟu sunset on camel back.
  2. Enjoy a Top End sunset while feasting at one of Darwin’s markets.
  3. Bathe in one of the NT’s waterfalls, waterholes or thermal pools.
  4. Take a cruise and go croc spotting.
  5. View 50,000-year-old rock art in Kakadu National Park.
  6. Explore the magnetic termite mounds in Litchfield National Park.
  7. Canoe through Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park.
  8. Learn about Aboriginal culture and art.
  9. Meet local Territorians.
  10. Learn about the Territory’s role in WWII.

Travel Tips:

Just a few hours flight from most Australian capitals, a range of unique experiences is closer than you think! The Ghan train is a great way to experience the heart of the country from Darwin to Adelaide with off-train tours in Katherine and Alice Springs. There are also a number of self-drive itineraries available for travelers seeking off the beaten track experiences.

Weather/ Climate: 

Top End:
  • The Wet season spans from November until April and is characterised by increased humidity followed by monsoonal rains and storms. Temperatures typically range from a minimum of 25°C (77F) to a maximum of 33°C (91F).
  • The ‘Dry’ season, from May until October, is characterised by warm, dry sunny days and cool nights. Temperatures typically range from 21°C (70F) to 32°C (90F).
Red Centre:
  • In summer (December–February), average temperatures range between 20°C (68F) and 35°C (95F).
  • In winter (June–August), the average temperature range is 3°C to 20°C (37–68F).
  • Spring and autumn in Central Australia see warm days and cool evenings.
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