West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia
An adventure seeker’s mecca, the Northern Territory offers wide-open stretches of rich red outback, clear waterholes, ancient Aboriginal culture and charming tropical towns.
The Northern Territory is vast and incredible, from the mighty monolith of Uluru and the desert town of Alice Springs to the coastal capital of Darwin and its neighbouring islands. Offering truly unforgettable travel experiences, you’re sure to leave the Northern Territory a little different than you came.
Top things to do
- Experience the magnificence of Uluru and Kata Tjuta
- Explore the coastal oasis of Darwin
- Visit striking national parks including Kakadu and Litchfield
Getting to the Northern Territory
There are two major gateways into the Northern Territory: Alice Springs in Central Australia and Darwin in the north of the state (often called the Top End).
While you can’t fly direct to Alice Springs from outside of Australia, it’s easy to take a connecting flight from most capital cities. For an old-school experience with modern amenities, book a trip on the famed Ghan train journey, which winds along the track between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin. Or, if you have time for an epic road trip, the Explorers Way crosses from Adelaide in South Australia to Darwin in the Northern Territory (or vice-versa).