TOP 10 TIPS FOR THE TERRITORY
An awe-inspiring region catering to adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike, the Northern Territory captures the hearts of the nation and capitulates what is great about Australia. Mesmerising National parks, vast deserts, unique wildlife and fascinating culture make this a must for anyone's bucket list. Below we have created a list of the top destinations in the Northern Territory to maximize your trip to this beautiful area of the world.
Found in the Red Centre of Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta contains several of Australias's natural wonders. Undoubtedly the most iconic landmark within Australia Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) stands 348m tall and stretches almost 10km around its base. Just basking in the ambience and the culture of rock is a must do, as is watching the colours change during sunset or sunrise. No holiday in the Northern Territory would be complete without seeing this impressive landmark.
Lying at the top of the Northern Territory, Darwin exudes charm with its tropical weather and modern city feel. It's a Mecca of culture, with the aboriginal influences and also with Asian inspiration. The city prides itself on its laid back friendly lifestyle, from museums and markets to some of the finest restaurants in the world, Darwin is pleasure for anyone involved.
Located just over 100km south of Darwin is the gorgeous Litchfield National Park. Being so close to the capital means this is a perfect day trip either by tour or self drive. Made up of stunning waterfalls and unbelievable rock pools, Litchfield offers some of the Northern Territory's best swimming spots. In addition you can gaze in amazement at huge termite mounds making you wonder just how these are produced by something so tiny.
Without a doubt the most famous animal in the Northern Territory is the salt water crocodile. With the largest concentration on earth it's inconceivable not to take the opportunity to see these creatures in the wild. The Adelaide river offers numerous tours getting you up close and personal with the crocs, some of twhich are as long as the boat and every bit as impressive as their reputation suggests. Not only do you get to learn about these majestic reptiles but you will also see them leap out of the water and expose their true size to you. This is truly a sight to behold and a must for anyone visiting the region.
Situated within the Nitmiluk National park lays a series of gorges creating the world renowned Katherine Gorge. With mesmerising sandstone walls shaping the cliff faces either side of the river, this truly is one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world. In addition to the scintillating views, you can enjoy the abundance of culture, with unique aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years. You can experience this Mecca of culture and beauty on foot or by cruise, or for those of you who are feeling more adventurous grab a kayak and head to the river. Just check with the rangers to make sure there are no crocs about.