Northern Territory Accommodation
About 5 kilometres from the Park boundary, Ayers Rock Resort nestles into the curving sand dunes. Whatever your accommodation needs, your every need can be met. Facilities available are a supermarket, bank and arts and crafts stores. Spectacular sunrises and sunsets are the higlights of accommodation at Ayers Rock.
Darwin has some of the wildest attractions, aboriginal arts and crafts, south sea pearls, a beautiful harbour, thriving arts and cultural scene, world-renowned outdoor markets and more restaurants per head than any other city in the world! Most accommodation is centered on the city centre and Esplanade, travelling around town is very easy on the $2 bus.
Kakadu National Park the gem of all Top End visitor attractions, supremely beautiful and immensely important for its Aboriginal history and unique ecology. Situated 3 hours from Darwin, accommodation in Kakadu is spread out due to the size of the National Park. Jabiru is the town centre though there is accommodation within 45 minutes available at South Alligator and Cooinda as well.
Katherine is a great base for exploring the Nitmiluk Gorge and the Manyallaluk Aboriginal Community. Katherine is just 3 hours drive from Darwin and features the Katherine River and Katherine Gorge. Katherine Gorge is made up of 13 gorges and in the dry season it's a great place for swimming and canoeing. In the wet season the river can rise up to 18 metres.
Backed by the rugged MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs sits in the centre of Australia, a melting pot of cultures and traditions. More than just an overnight stop, Alice Springs has many attractions to visit. Alice Springs has many accommodation options and is home to several tour operators. The Alice is the largest town nearest Ayers Rock over 300 kilometres away.
A hidden jewel of Australia's Red Centre, Kings Canyon is located in Watarrka National Park. The rim of the canyon is strangely beautiful, with red rock formations creating a mysterious landscape. Take time to explore the Garden of Eden - a shaded oasis of ferns and ancient cycad palms - and the eerie formations of weathered rock known as The Lost City, rich in fauna and flora, rock pools, sand plains and gullies. With travel time by road from Uluru (Ayers Rock) being just a few hours, Kings Canyon can be easily combined with a visit to other places of interest in the region. Watarrka National Park is often the highlight of an Outback adventure in Central Australia.