Northern Territory

Overview

A place rich in Aboriginal history and rugged, natural beauty, the Northern Territory offers the quintessential Australian experience.


With a huge array of wildlife, colourful outback characters and awe-inspiring landscapes, this is a place of adventure – where you can lose or find yourself. Incentive activities are bountiful in this unique destination of rainforest, wild rivers and cobalt blue ocean, Aboriginal rock art, outback gorges, iconic wonders of Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and The Olgas) and Kings Canyon.

The Northern Territory is vast. Darwin, a melting pot of cuisines and culture, sits on its northern shores, with Alice Springs located nearly 1,500 kilometres further south, in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. Uluru-Kata Tjuta is 500 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs and easily accessible by plane.

Key facts

Region:

Northern Territory

Population:

227,000 (NT)

120,000 (Darwin)

Local food:

Native bush food including barramundi, crocodile and oysters.

Getting there:

With airports in Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock), it’s easy to get to the Northern Territory. Darwin is just four hours from most Australian capitals and major Asian hubs.

Fun facts:

The Territory’s Indigenous people have lived in the area for over 40,000 years. 
In 1993, the traditionally dry Henley-on-Todd regatta was cancelled due to too much water in the Todd River.

Gallery

  • Katherine Gorge
  • Aboriginal art
  • Uluru
  • Darwin

Average Temperatures

Darwin has a tropical climate. Average maximum temperature:
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature °C 32° 31° 32° 33° 32° 31° 31° 31° 33° 33° 33° 33°
Temperature °F 90° 88° 90° 91° 90° 88° 88° 88° 91° 91° 91° 91°

Alice Springs has a desert climate. Average maximum temperature:

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature °C 36° 35° 33° 28° 23° 20° 20° 23° 27° 31° 34° 35°
Temperature °F 97° 95° 91° 82° 73° 68° 68° 73° 81° 88° 93° 95°

 

Featured Venues

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

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Crocosaurus Cove offers outdoor and indoor areas which can accommodate up to 1000 people, including adventure activities!

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Crocodiles Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin

Crocosaurus Cove makes a great welcome venue with a range of outdoor and indoor areas which can accommodate up to 1000 people, including adventure activities!

  • T: +61 8 8981 7522
  • F: +61 8 8941 5522

Darwin Convention Centre

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This waterfront venue provides facilities for up to 4,000 delegates and creates an ideal environment for successful and memorable events.

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Darwin Convention Centre Darwin Convention Centre

This waterfront venue provides the finest facilities for up to 4,000 delegates and creates the ideal environment for successful and memorable events.

  • T: +61 8 8923 9000
  • F: +61 8 8923 9199

Featured Activities

Swimming in Waterfalls, Litchfield National Park

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See Darwin’s natural and cultural environment brought to life with a tour hosted by one of the traditional owners of the Litchfield area.

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Swimming in waterfalls, Litchfield National Park

Swimming in Waterfalls, Litchfield National Park

NT Indigenous Tours

See the Darwin’s natural and cultural environment brought to life with a tour hosted by an experienced guide and traditional owner of the Litchfield area.

  • T: +61 8 8983 1434

Cattle station, Alice Springs

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Conquer the Outback on quad bikes that take you over bush tracks, alongside mountain ranges and through dry, sandy river beds.

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Quad bike riding on a cattle station, Alice Springs

Quad bike riding on a cattle station, Alice Springs

Outback Quad Adventures

Conquer the Outback on four wheels with these a corporate package that takes you over bush tracks, alongside mountain ranges and through dry, sandy river beds.

  • T: +61 8 8953 0697
  • F: +61 8 8953 0697