Inhabiting much of Australia’s central mainland and central northern regions, the Northern Territory is bordered by Queensland in the east, Western Australia in the west and South Australia in the south. As one of the last remaining genuine outback regions and with so many natural wonders, ancient history, rich culture and unique wildlife to explore, Northern Territory holidays can be as diverse as the region itself.
Northern Territory Accommodation
There are a range of Northern Territory accommodation options covering everything from camping at an outback cattle station to relaxing in a luxurious safari tent or tucking in to a home style meal at one of the many bed and breakfasts. Accommodation in Darwin is scattered around the city centre and esplanade which just 3 hours from Darwin, Kakadu accommodation is spread out through the large National Park. Alice Springs has so many things to see and do you’ll need more than just an overnight stay. Whatever NT adventure you choose, you’re sure to find accommodation to suit your needs and budget.
Popular Northern Territory Regions
Northern Territory Activities
As one of the last places left in the world to offer a breathtaking remote natural environment, the Northern Territory is the northern gateway to Australia. Darwin, the city’s capital, is a modern and stunning contrast of lush green and arid beauty of The Red Centre. Rich with the culture of the indigenous Aboriginal people who roamed the plains for thousands of years, this region is studded with natural monuments such as Ayers Rock (Uluru), Mount Olga (Kata Tjuta), the MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon. There’s also the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park while the Katherine region is a treasure trove of attractions including Nitmiluk Gorge, the River Corridor and Hot Springs. The unspoilt landscapes and ancient land formations are unmissable on a Northern Territory holiday.
Northern Territory Packages
No matter how you choose to explore the majestic Northern Territory, there are a range of holiday packages full of adventure. Make the most of your time in this vast and breathtaking region by combining accommodation, flights, transfers, tours and meal packages. Doing this ensures you won’t miss out on any of the best bits and helps you save money at the same time! There are a number of existing Northern Territory holiday packages available however you can also customise these to suit your individual needs.
Northern Territory Facts
The Northern Territory is notorious for its dangerous salt and freshwater crocodiles and box jellyfish which are present in the waters of the beaches, billabongs and rivers. Most accessible swimming spots are signposted, however if you’re unsure it is advised that you do not swim. There are a number of local nature reserves and public swimming pools which provide a safe place to swim. To protect against the warm, sunny weather it is advisable to wear a hat, sunglasses and a minimum of SPF 30+ sunscreen and drink plenty of water. The Northern Territory is home to a range of mosquitoes and other insects so insect repellent and appropriate clothing is recommended.