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If, for you, Australia is synonymous with the Outback, the Northern Territory is everything you’ve been envisaging and more. Beyond the city of Darwin and idiosyncratic frontier towns like Alice Springs and Katherine, it’s a fissured, unforgiving land of bronzed earth, red dirt roads leading to nowhere and desert badlands. Our specialists will show you how you can experience the Northern Territory at its purest. They’ll suggest ways you can journey beyond Uluru (rewarding though it is) and tap into an even wilder Outback.

You could go walkabout on hiking trails in Nitmiluk National Park. Aboriginal culture is at its richest in the Northern Territory, and you can examine sacred rock art sites in Arnhem Land, only accessible via a permit from its Aboriginal custodians. Would-be ranchers can join in with mustering cattle at the Bullo River Station (which you reach by plane). And, the landscapes here are far from arid. On a holiday in the Northern Territory, you could cruise the ‘yellow water’ floodplains of Kakadu National Park in search of salties (saltwater crocodiles), explore the rainforest and natural pools of Litchfield National Park, or trek to the so-called ‘Garden of Eden’ that is Kings Canyon and Watarrka National Park.

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Places to visit in Northern Territory

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Northern Territory, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Northern Territory

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Northern Territory, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Northern Territory

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    Places in and around Northern Territory

    Accommodation choices for Northern Territory

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Northern Territory. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris, Arnhem Land

      Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris


      Davidsons Arnhemland Safaris is set in pristine bushland in remote west Arnhemland. A visit here offers the opportunity to visit one of Australia's richest and most powerful Aboriginal sites.

    • Cicada Lodge, Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine)

      Cicada Lodge


      Ideally situated on the riverfront of the picturesque Katherine River, and within a stone's throw of the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge, Cicada lodge offers the perfect base from which to explore this truly wonderful setting.

    • Bamurru Plains Lodge, Bamurru Plains

      Bamurru Plains Lodge


      Overlooking the flood plains of the Swan Creek River, Bamurru Plains Lodge is a unique bush camp that brings a touch of style to a remote and beautiful part of Australia.

    • Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon

      Kings Canyon Resort


      Designed with the utmost sensitivity to the environment, the Kings Canyon Resort is a single storey construction that blends in quietly with the surrounding area while providing a range of quality accommodation.

    • Bullo River Cattle

      Bullo River Station

      First Class

      The Bullo River Station combines remote, stunning wilderness with comfort, style and a fascinating insight into the colourful lifestyle of a true Australian.

    • Mantra on the Esplanade, Darwin

      Mantra on the Esplanade


      Situated on the esplanade, overlooking Darwin Harbour and within walking distance of the city centre, this stylish hotel has a reputation for personalised service and is one of the top properties in Darwin.

    • Waterlillies, Yellow Waters

      Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel


      Truly one of a kind, this crocodile-shaped hotel has a great location for discovering Kakadu National Park and Yellow River.

    • Kakadu Lodge Cooinda,Kakadu National Park

      Cooinda Lodge Kakadu


      Cooinda Lodge Kakadu spreads beneath a canopy of trees adjacent to the Yellow Water Billabong and is a great base from which to explore the Kakadu National Park.

    • Desert Gardens Pool

      Desert Gardens Hotel


      Part of the Ayers Rock Resort, Desert Gardens Hotel allows you to enjoy great facilities whilst staying at the only property with rooms overlooking Uluru itself.

    • Sails in the Desert, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Sails in the Desert


      Sails in the Desert is Ayers Rock Resort's premier hotel and is well furnished and designed with the interior décor focussing on Aboriginal heritage and culture.

    • Longitude 131º, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Longitude 131°


      Opulent, stylish and occupying an unsurpassed position in one of the most spiritual places in Australia, the marvellous Longitude 131° wilderness camp has fifteen elevated safari-inspired tents.

    • Outback Pioneer, Uluru/Ayers Rock

      Outback Pioneer


      The Outback Pioneer offers simple accommodation in a fun and rustic outback environment boasting a proper Aussie bar and grill.