Home of the iconic red centre, the Northern Territory is as Australian as it gets. This is the best place to experience the indigenous culture of the country, and be awe-struck at the majestic beauty of the outback.
A trip to the Northern Territory is not complete without visiting Uluru. This enormous sandstone rock formation sits in the heart of the country and is thought to have formed 550 million years ago. Uluru is a sacred place for indigenous Australians, and tours of the rock include information on the history and spirituality of their culture. A walk around the base of Uluru takes around 3 to 4 hours.
Kakadu National Park Tour
Kakadu National Park covers almost 20,000 square kilometres. This fascinating place encompassing wetlands, rivers and sandstone escarpments, and is home to some 2,000 plant species and wildlife. Take a tour with a local guide to discover the Gunlom Falls, ancient cave art at Nourlangie, the watering hole of Maguk, and rock formations at Kubara. Kakadu can be explored via four-wheel drive, boat or bus.
Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Tour
The majestic Nitmiluk Gorge is located in Nitmulik National Park, 30 kilometres from the town of Katherine. The park includes 13 impressive gorges carved from ancient sandstone, and can be explored on foot, by canoe, boat, or helicopter. Take a dip in natural swimming holes, learn about the cultural and spiritual significance of the gorge from its Traditional Owners, and hike along the Jatbula Trail.
Darwin City Tour
Darwin, the Northern Territory’s capital, is a former frontier outpost. The city has a fascinating history and a rich vibrancy. Highlights include the lush Botanical Gardens, the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and their spectacular array of street food, and the resident saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove. A walking or bus tour includes expert commentary from a local guide.
Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning
The remote town of Alice Springs is located in the Australia outback, halfway between Darwin and Adelaide. This thriving centre is the gateway to exploring the desert, and it can be best enjoyed from the sky. Hot air ballooning adventures begin pre-dawn and take off as the sun rises. Float gently above the rugged MacDonnell Ranges and get panoramic views of the outback.
Darwin World War II Historical Tour
Darwin played an important role in WWII, with bombs dropping on the outback city in 1942. A historical tour takes you back in time to retrace history and discover more about this fascinating era. Learn about how two Japanese air attacks on this forgotten military base killed 243 people and destroyed the city. Tours include stories and information from local historians, exploration of the sites that were hit by the air raids, and visits to the Charles Darwin National Park, the acclaimed Defense of Darwin Museum, the East Point Military precinct and the Myilly Point Heritage precinct.