Northern Territory

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The best places to visit in Australia's outback

With its vast, dusty landscape and intriguing rock formations, the Northern Territory will show you a different side to Australia, far removed from the palm trees and white sands of its coastline. Here, you can travel hundreds of miles without passing a single town, with nothing before you but the red desert sands of the Outback. These are our favourite stops to include on your Northern Territory holiday.

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park

Australia's red centre
One of Australia’s most recognised symbols, the enormous orange monolith of Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, dominates the desert skyline. It’s found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, also home to Kata Tjuta, a cluster of huge rocky domes otherwise known as The Olgas. To reach the park, head for Alice Springs and drive, or fly from any major city. You’ll need at least 3–4 days to see it all.
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Crocodile jumping out of the water in Darwin Adelaide River

Darwin

Darwin

Crocodile country
Capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to the Top End, Darwin is a lively place with a mixture of western, Asian and aboriginal cultures, as evident in its food, music and style. Come for the Mindil Beach Sunset Market or get out of town and explore Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, keeping an eye out for jumping crocodiles on the Adelaide River.
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A canyon and river in Kakadu National Park Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

Australia's dramatic outback
Just under two hours’ drive from Darwin and doable in a day trip, Kakadu National Park brims with rocky escarpments, sheer cliffs, and dramatic gorges, not to mention over 5,000 examples of Aboriginal cave paintings, some over 50,000 years old. There’s plenty of wildlife here too, so look out for kangaroos, wallabies, and crocs at the peaceful Yellow Water Billabong.
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Desert countryside in Alice Springs Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Gateway to the Red Centre
If you want to explore the Outback desert, clap your eyes on Uluru, or hike the rim of Kings Canyon, then Alice Springs is your stop. Allow plenty of time for the long desert drives and don’t forget to take a wander around the town itself – the streets are lined with cafés and aboriginal art galleries, while Alice Springs Desert Park will give you a glimpse of the desert’s smaller creatures.

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Round the World Expert Rachel Graves

I love all of the waterfalls and rockpools in the Northern Territory. One you have to visit is the beautiful Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine. It’s a perfect place to relax and take a dip after a bushwalk.

- Rachel Graves, Expert
Lauren Burvill standing under a waterfall in Northern Territory
It's the wet season in Australia's top end right now, perfect for hot walks and cooling off under waterfalls #expertfinds #nitmiluknt #waterfalls #northernterritory #australia