Northern Territory

Anzac Hill showing landscape views, a small town or village and a sunset
Explore wondrous rocks formation, swim under thundering waterfalls, chase adventures, discover Australia’s ancient Aboriginal culture and reconnect with nature.

The Red Centre

Nowhere embodies Australia’s iconic outback like the Red Centre. Explore wide open spaces, dramatic gorges, see unique Australian wildlife and learn about Australia’s Aboriginal people, one of earth’s oldest living cultures.

Tucked in between the East and West MacDonnell Ranges you’ll find the quirky town of Alice Springs. This charming outback town is the perfect base to explore the region. You’ll find wildlife, desert waterholes, Aboriginal culture and so much more.

Travel west to see Uluru (Ayers Rock), the spectacular singular rock formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The iconic red monolith is breathtaking, especially when lit by dramatic red-and-violet lights of the rising or setting sun. Stay overnight in the resort town of Yulara. Learn about Anangu’s cultural significance at the Uluru Cultural Centre.

The Top End

Head further north to explore tropical lush landscape in the Northern Territory’s vibrant Top End. Visit Darwin, the Northern Territory’s multicultural capital city, to enjoy the relaxed, tropical lifestyle. In August, take part in the Darwin Festival, a diverse arts, music and food festival that celebrates the city’s indigenous, Asian and Pacific cultures.

Travel east to Kakadu National Park, a region of incredible natural beauty with wetlands, savannah woodlands, dramatic coastline, diverse wildlife and Arnhem Land indigenous culture.

Major airlines serve Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru) Airport and Darwin. Regional flights and the historic Ghan Railway reach other smaller towns around the state. Driving is the best way to explore the state but ensure you are well equipped for your travels. Wide open spaces await, so make sure you have all the essentials packed. It’s important to remember that is important to keep hydrated, know the conditions and dress to the season.

Popular cities in Northern Territory

Mindil Beach showing a beach and a sunset as well as a large group of people
Known for Dining, Shopping and Family-friendly
Located in the tropical “Top End” of Australia, Darwin is a good base from which to explore the great outdoors and view Aboriginal rock art.

Reasons to visit

  • Cullen Bay Marina
  • Mindil Beach
  • Darwin Waterfront
Red Centre
Alice Springs
Known for Dining, Shopping and Tours
Whether you want to experience the natural beauty of Australia's Red Center or explore the history of the area, this outback town offers a unique Aussie experience.

Reasons to visit

  • Larapinta Trail Trailhead
  • Alice Springs Desert Park
  • Alice Springs School of the Air
Uluru showing desert views and landscape views
Known for Deserts, Hills and Sunrises
Romantic Petermann is calling! Discover its desert views, sunrises, hiking, and more.

Reasons to visit

  • Uluru
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Watarrka National Park
Kakadu National Park showing a lake or waterhole and a sunset
Known for Excursions, Nature and Tours
Experience tropical Kakadu: its natural setting, sunrises, boating, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Jim Jim Falls
  • Yellow Water Billabong
  • Ubirr
Known for Dining, Sunsets and Relaxing
Explore relaxing Nitmiluk: its sunsets, food, natural setting, and more!

Reasons to visit

  • Katherine Gorge
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Edith Falls
Known for Dining, Relaxing and Friendly people
Get away to relaxing Mataranka! Enjoy the hot springs, local cuisine, and parks.

Reasons to visit

  • Elsey National Park