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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 vacation 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 travelers. 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.