Northern Territory Attractions
There are 6 major regions and attractions in the Northern Territory’s Top End including Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Territory Wildlife Park, Arnhem Land, Litchfield National Park and Katherine. Darwin, the Territory’s capital, is renowned for its markets and festivals and impressive natural harbour. It’s also the gateway to the wealth of natural treasures the Top End has to offer. Australia’s largest National Park is on the Arnhem Highway, just 250 km from Darwin. World famous for its cultural and natural wonders, Kakadu is home to one of the most concentrated bands of Aboriginal rock art on earth. Head 3 hours south and you’ll find the vast river systems, escarpments and gorges that wind through the national parks, reserves and cattle stations of Katherine. The Katherine River cuts through immense sandstone cliffs of Nitmiluk National Park forming the iconic Katherine Gorge. Just 1.5 hours from Darwin, the Litchfield National Park is another of the Top Ends most spectacular attractions featuring cascading waterfalls, waking tracks and swimming holes where you can immerse yourself in the pioneering history.
Northern Territory’s famous Red Centre gets its reputation from the vast plains of red soil that characterise its landscape. This is the ‘ridgey dige’ outback, a geological and geographical tourist attraction but an area of profound spiritual significance for the indigenous Aboriginals. It is also home to Australia’s most well-known icons Uluru/Ayers Rock, The Olgas, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, East and West MacDonnell Ranges and the Simpson Desert. There is so much to explore and discover in the Red Centre, from hiking the picturesque Larapinta Trail to camping under the stars, a hot air balloon ride over the arid landscapes or experiencing one of the world’s most ancient cultures with a bush tucker or art tour. The Red Centre Way tourist drive is a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking beauty of Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park, Kings Canyon, the West MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs and this untouched land.