Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is Australia’s true outback destination. In the Top End, experience the Northern Territory’s tropical atmosphere. Feed hundreds of fish by hand at Darwin’s Aquascene or come face to face with gigantic salt water crocodiles at the Territory Wildlife Park. Visit World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park with its amazing waterfalls and culturally significant indigenous rock art.

Further South in the Red Centre is Australia’s most famous outback town of Alice Springs. There is plenty to see including the Aboriginal Art & Cultural Centre, Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air just to name a few. At Yulara lies Australia’s most famous icon, Ayers Rock or Uluru as it is called by the local Anangu people.

The Northern Territory has two climatic zones. The Top End experiences a tropical climate, whilst the Red Centre experiences a semi-arid climate. In Darwin the average summer temperature is 32 degrees C during the day, but this can be accompanied by very humid conditions. During the night the temperature is usually around 24 degrees C. In winter the daily temperature in Darwin is still around 30 degrees C, but it is a lot drier and humidity is at its lowest. This is the most popular time to travel in the Top End. In Alice Springs and Ayers Rock daytime summer temperatures are often 35 degrees C, and night time temperatures are 20 degrees C. In winter the daily temperature can be as low as 20 degrees C, and the night time temperature averages a low 3 degrees C.

Experience hidden treasures and learn about some of Australia’s oldest Aboriginal heritage and culture in the Northern Territory.

Looking for a “Real Outback” experience? A land of stark contrasts, the Northern Territory stretches from coastline of the tropical north, down to the rugged red centre of Australia.

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The major Northern Territory regions are:





Tiwi Islands


Gulf Region

Victoria River Region

Tanami Region

Tennant Creek

West & East Macdonnell Ranges

Alice Springs

Ayers Rock

Simpson Desert



This is the Real Outback! World Heritage listed wilderness.

Red deserts

Red deserts, great gorges, tropical rainforests.

Aboriginal culture

Unique journeys into Aboriginal culture – oldest rock art in the world.

Wonderful wildlife

Wonderful wildlife – crocodiles, barramundi, birds and more.

Welcoming people

Welcoming people – dynamic pioneering Aussie spirit.

Experience Australian Northern Territory

Must Do Activities

Central Australia, The Red Centre, Home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs

  • Aboriginal Anangu Cultural Walk to Uluru.
  • Sounds of Silence dinner at base of Uluru/Ayers Rock.
  • Valley of the Winds aboriginal walk at Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).
  • Take a camel to breakfast, lunch or dinner at Alice Springs.
  • Red Centre Dreaming Dinner & Show in Alice Springs.
  • Alice Springs Desert Park – see rare and endangered animals.

The Top End, Home to Darwin, Kakadu & Katherine

  • Kakadu National Park’s Aboriginal rock art tours and wetlands teeming with wildlife.
  • Discover Arnhemland’s ancient Aboriginal culture.
  • Visit Katherine Gorge’s awe-inspiring gorges filled with sheer cliffs, rock art, beaches, and plunging waterfalls.
  • Fly to Tiwi Island and share the local’s elaborate art, religion and culture.
  • Wildlife tours, from crocodile jumping to bird watching cruises.