One of eight regions of Australia, the Northern Territory is the least populated part of the country. Even though it is the third largest by size, the fact that it includes large parts of the Outback means that the settlements are sparsely distributed. The state can be separated into two main areas, both of which have significant natural attractions that draw travellers from all over the world.
To the north, the area is known as the Top End and includes the city of Darwin, a popular Australian cruise port. Famous for its laid-back attitude and having a very modern approach to arts, entertainment and culture, it is both the gateway to the Asian countries further north and the start of the Stuart Highway. As well as the city itself, our tours in the Northern Territory will allow you to immerse yourself in Australia’s largest national park.
Kakadu is looked after by the Aboriginal People who have strong links to this region that go back hundreds of years. The park is home to a variety of different ecosystems, meaning you are likely to spot wildlife that ranges from kangaroos to crocodiles and frogs to various bird species. Another highlight of Kakadu is the abundance of Aboriginal rock art sites, where you can really see the land from the perspective of these native communities.
To the south of Top End is a region known by the locals as the Red Centre. The gateway city here is Alice Springs and there are many more authentic experiences to be had. You may choose to head outside the city limits and explore one of Australia’s most famous landmarks. Ayers Rock, or Uluru as it is known to the Aboriginals, is situated within yet another national park. Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa is a designated world heritage site and also home to the mountain that shares the same name as the second part of the national park. An adventure here is sure to include more wild encounters with endemic creatures and the opportunity to learn more about the history of Australia’s ancestral people.