Best in Travel 2019 Discover the world's #4 best region to visit Explore the Red Centre Travel deals & offers Top things to see & do in the NT Drive the NT Drive the NT Traverse some of Australia’s most exciting driving routes, bringing together a world of ancient art and culture, pioneering history, rare wildlife... Read more Things to do Territory Arts Trail Discover Aboriginal art & culture on the Territory Arts Trail. Read more Darwin & Surrounds Art & culture Experience the rich culture of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal art, and be amazed by the stories behind the region's history and heritage. Read more Katherine & Surrounds Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge Make your way to the sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park and explore the 13 stunning gorges on foot, by canoe, boat or helicopter. Read more Alice Springs & Surrounds Tjoritja West MacDonnell Ranges Tjoritja West MacDonnell National Park stretches for 161 kilometres west of Alice Springs. Explore and appreciate the scenic beauty and history of... Read more Uluru & Surrounds Field of Light Uluru The Field of Light art installation, a global phenomenon by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro, has come ‘home’ to the place that... Read more Darwin & Surrounds Tiwi Islands Take a trip across the water from Darwin to discover the beautiful Tiwi Islands and find out why they are nicknamed the 'Island of Smiles'. Read more Things to do Waterfalls & waterholes These jewels of nature burst from the landscape to give the region its magic touch. Explore the desert and scrub to uncover your own hidden gem. Read more Kakadu & Surrounds Kakadu National Park Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu National Park is teeming with wildlife, home... Read more Uluru & Surrounds Uluru / Ayers Rock Visit at sunrise or sunset for the spectacular sight of this 348-metre high monolith transforming from ochre to burnished orange and intense red. Read more Things to do Bird watching Birding in the NT is just as much about the bird as it is about the location. Discover the unique and diverse bird species that call the NT home. Read more Arnhem Land East Arnhem Land Exotic island retreats, historic sites, chartered fishing trips, cultural experiences, or just relax by the pool. Read more Alice Springs & Surrounds Alice Springs Begin your Central Australian adventure in Alice Springs, headquarters of the outback and only a few hours’ flying time from Australian capital... Read more Uluru & Surrounds Kings Canyon Go on a drive out to Watarrka National Park, home of Kings Canyon. Walk along the red rock cliffs and take in views of the forest of palms below. Read more Things to do Crocodiles Saltwater crocs, the most famous of the Territory's creatures, can be seen in rivers and billabongs in the Top End or at wildlife parks around NT. Read more Darwin & Surrounds Darwin From the sparkling harbour and WWII history to the city's Asian-influenced food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is an adventurers' paradise. Read more Tennant Creek & Barkly Region Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles Discover the iconic Karlu Karlu Devils Marbles, believed by the Warmungu Aboriginal people to be the fossilised eggs of the Rainbow Serpent. Read more Darwin & Surrounds Litchfield National Park Discover misty waterfalls and lush waterholes, hit the trail in a 4WD, or take it nice and slow and wander through Litchfield National Park on foot. Read more LOCATION SCOUTS A hilarious behind-the-scenes look into location scouting for ‘Top End Wedding’ the movie Watch Now Inspiration for your trip Top 10 things to do in the Northern Territory Seven myths about the Northern Territory... busted! What's new in the NT for 2019 Ten things you can only do in the NT Seven reasons you'll come home from the NT in a better state of mind The ten best reasons to visit the Northern Territory Read more articles What's on in the NT Alice Springs & Surrounds Alice Springs Camel Cup Saturday 20 July 2019 Arnhem Land Garma Festival 2 – 5 August 2019 Darwin & Surrounds Great Northern Darwin Cup Carnival 6 July – 5 August 2019 Darwin & Surrounds Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award 9 August – 3 November 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds 2019 Rotary Henley on Todd Regatta Saturday 17 August 2019 Kakadu & Surrounds Mahbilil Festival 30 August – 7 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds Desert Festival 1 September – 13 October 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds Desert Song Festival 6 – 15 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds The Parade of Performers & Aperture- Desert Song Festival Opening Night Friday 6 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds Desert Mob MarketPlace Saturday 7 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds Desert Voice at White Gums Saturday 7 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds The Finale Concert Saturday 14 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds A cappella in the Gorge Sunday 15 September 2019 Alice Springs & Surrounds Wide Open Space Festival 1 – 3 May 2020 Katherine & Surrounds Barunga Festival 5 – 7 June 2020 Alice Springs & Surrounds Alice Springs Beanie Festival 28 June 2019 – 29 June 2020 Uluru & Surrounds Field of Light Uluru 2 March 2018 – 31 December 2020 Your search returned no results. Please try again. Show more Launch interactive map Search & book Find accommodation, tours, activities and events in the NT Show me everything Accommodation Tours Hire & services See & do Festivals & events Articles Food & drink Itineraries Tour companies Darwin & Surrounds Alice Springs & Surrounds Uluru & Surrounds Kakadu & Surrounds Katherine & Surrounds Arnhem Land Tennant Creek & Barkly Region Search Reset #NTaustralia Anyone ever tell you to ‘take a hike’?! We’ve never really understood that saying, especially when we look out at the view from the #KingsCanyon rim walk in #Watarrka National Park! Allow about 3-4 hours to conquer the trail - we recommend an early start to catch sunrise! 🙌 What’s the best part? Well, the walk borders the edge of the canyon for most of the trail resulting in epic views of the surrounding landscapes! What more could you ask for in an adventure?! Located in central Australia, Kings Canyon can be found roughly halfway between Uluru and Alice Springs. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bertnol! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram As far as rail journeys go, they don't get much better than #TheGhan! A unique and awe-inspiring experience, you'll explore the wonders of the country's diverse interior in style and comfort on a 2,979 kilometre journey from #Darwin to Adelaide. Known for its iconic place in Australian history and strong connection to the vast landscape, The Ghan is currently celebrating 90 years of outback adventure 🤠 Having been in operation since 1929, its conception and construction is an epic tale of pioneering endurance. At this time of year, @journeybeyondrail runs The Ghan Expedition over three nights (as opposed to the usual two) with excursions in #Katherine, #AliceSprings and Coober Pedy. @jarradseng and @thehatchling recently embarked on the southbound journey - check out our story to see more of the highlights! #NTaustralia #JourneyBeyond View on Instagram How's the serenity? 🤩 Our version of Goldilocks, Buley Rockhole involves hopping from pool to pool until you find one that's just right! With a cascading collection of emerald rock pools that seem to go on forever, you could easily spend the whole day here...so, you can skip those expensive spa treatments and take a seat while fast flowing whitewater gives you a shoulder massage 😜 At just over an hour from #Darwin, #Litchfield National Park is a water-lovers' paradise with a number of dip-worthy destinations dotted throughout the area, including Florence Falls and Wangi Falls. If you're looking to stay and explore longer, accommodation is available in the small township of Batchelor along with a number of camp grounds within the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eefexplores! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram The outback is calling... 🧡 A visit to Simpsons Gap, near #AliceSprings, is a great way to experience the rugged landscape of the West MacDonnell Ranges. Areas of white sand, huge river eucalyptus trees, and white-barked ghost gums lead to a permanent waterhole in the shelter of rugged cliffs, which are particularly impressive as the sun starts to go down. Nearby walking trails will take you to quiet spots where rock wallabies appear in the early morning and late afternoon, and Cassia Hill offers excellent views of the Larapinta valley. A 24 kilometre hike from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap marks the first section of the famous Larapinta Trail, one of Australia's most famous outback walks. The area is an important spiritual site to the Aranda Aboriginal people, where several dreaming stories cross. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jarradseng! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Get access all areas and unparalleled panoramas with a scenic flight over #Uluru and its vast, magnificent surrounds. By air you’ll get a sense of its enormity and see the fissures and crevices worn into its ancient surface 🙌 Choose your flight of fancy from a range of short, day-long, sunrise or sunset tours with @professional_helicopters or @ayersrockhelicopters. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @seeseaimages! #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru #ExploreUluru View on Instagram Camping in #Kakadu is pretty stellar! ✨ The World Heritage-listed national park spans over 20,000 kilometres and no matter where you pitch your tent, you will be star struck by what a sky without light pollution looks like! If #glamping is more your style, check out @kakadutourism's new Dreaming @ HomeBillabong glamping village, located at Cooinda Lodge. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @aurelienrob ! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu View on Instagram Don’t let the name Bitter Springs fool you, this place is pretty darn sweet! 💦 These crystal clear hot springs are located in Elsey National Park, just two kilometres from #Mataranka and a one-hour drive south of #Katherine. The colours of this spot are almost edible, with decadent turquoise blues from the springs set against the alluring green foliage of surrounding tropical woodlands. Feel like a float? Bring your noodle then walk up from the first entry point to enjoy a short and relaxing natural ride down the stream. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @amyrcooper! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #VisitKatherine View on Instagram The hidden beaches atop the northern point of @Australia’s rich #EastArnhemLand are hailed as some of the NT's, and even the country's, most remote and stunning coastlines. East Woody Beach (Galaru) and East Woody Island (Dhamitjinya), connected via sand banks, boast azure waters, expansive stretches of coastline and some of the best tropical sunsets you'll ever see. Just 3 kilometres away is East Arnhem Land's main centre, #Nhulunbuy, where there are a handful of accommodation options available. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @iamsavi! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram You’ll feel instantly at peace when you enter the beautiful Walpa Gorge 🙌 These towering ochre-coloured domes make up #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas), a large rock formation spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres, roughly 30 kilometres from #Uluru. The 2.6 kilometre walk through Walpa Gorge is one of the shorter and easier trails, but if you're looking for a challenge, we suggest the Valley of the Winds walk which will take you on a circuit of a few of the domes. Towards the end of the day, head to the Kata Tjuta sunset viewing area and soak in the changing colours of the domes and the desert sky. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @haylsa and @kyle_hunter! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Subscribe Sign up to receive the latest news, deals and travel information about the Northern Territory. Data privacy statement Enter your full name: Enter your email address: Sign up Thank you Your details have been submitted. Please check your email and click the link to confirm your subscription.