Different in every sense Explore the NT Ormiston Gorge Top things to see & do in the NT Darwin & Surrounds Litchfield National Park Feel yourself unwind as you float in lush waterholes with misty waterfalls nestled among dramatic landscapes. 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 Uluru / Ayers Rock Visit at sunrise or sunset for a spectacular sight as Uluru transforms from ochre to burnished orange and intense red. Read more Katherine & Surrounds Nitmiluk Gorge Be drawn to the spectacular sandstone country of Nitmiluk National Park and the majestic Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge with spectacular cliffs that... Read more Darwin & Surrounds Darwin Treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital city. Read more Drive the NT Drive the NT Traverse some of Australia’s most exciting drive routes – bringing together a world of ancient art and culture, pioneering history, local wildlife... 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 Uluru & Surrounds Kings Canyon & Watarrka National Park Feel on top of the world as you walk along the towering red rock cliffs of Kings Canyon and take in views of the forest of palms below. 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 Connect with the oldest living culture on earth. The rugged and remote beauty of Kakadu has stories to share that will take your breath away and... Read more Things to do Territory Arts Trail Discover Aboriginal art & culture on the Territory Arts Trail. Read more Darwin & Surrounds Tiwi Islands Feel your cheeks hurt from so much smiling as you discover the beautiful Tiwi Islands - the 'Island of Smiles'. 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 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 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 Arnhem Land East Arnhem Land Exotic island retreats, historic sites, chartered fishing trips, cultural experiences, or just relax by the pool. Read more Inspiration for your trip Top 10 things to do in the Northern Territory Seven myths about the Northern Territory... busted! 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 What's new in the Northern Territory? Read more articles 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 Destinations 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 Surrounded by semi-arid desert in all directions, @Australia’s Red Centre might be one of the country’s driest landscapes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get wet – the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges (the West Macs to locals) hide several sensational swimming holes in the gorges that bite into the ancient rocky ranges. The waterhole at Ormiston Gorge is a scenic 1.5 hour drive from #AliceSprings and an easy 5 minute walk from the car park. The cool water is wonderfully refreshing over the summer months! Just 15 minutes' away you'll find @glenhelenlodge, a great spot for a post-swim meal! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @photobohemian. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Floating through the work week like... 😜 There’s nothing better than relaxing in a natural spa, and they don’t come much better – or cheaper – than the free hot springs in the town of #Mataranka. Crystal clear and luke warm rather than hot, and surrounded by lush pandanus and monsoon forest, Mataranka Thermal Pool is a favourite cooling off spot for locals and travellers. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @outtaorbit_! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! 🎄🧡 These bright red and orange flowers are arguably one of the Top End's prettiest sights at this time of the year. Commonly known as flame trees, you can spot them around #Darwin and surrounds. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ashleydobson! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram A marble-ous view of the moon in @VisitCentralAus! These huge granite boulders, one of the NT's many geological wonders, can be found scattered across a wide valley, 100 kilometres south of #TennantCreek. The #DevilsMarbles or Karlu Karlu, as they’re called by the traditional owners, were formed naturally, slowly eroding over millions of years into their strange and sometimes gravity-defying shapes. Camp at the conservation reserve overnight to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Let's be honest, it's the end of the year and we're totally ready for annual leave! Cue, Buley Rockhole! Perhaps the most popular swimming spot in #Litchfield National Park, Buley combines a number of rock pools with a breathtaking backdrop of tropical bush land and escarpment. Set just an hour and a half from the centre of #Darwin, it’s the perfect place to while away the day. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @teigannash! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram Fact: wine tastes better with a tropical sunset! ☀️ To fully appreciate #Darwin's magnificent harbour, step aboard the 25 metre multi-level catamaran, the ‘Charles Darwin' and enjoy a delicious Territory-style buffet on their iconic sunset dinner cruise. If you prefer, you can simply relax with a drink and yummy platter on the bridge deck! The stunning afternoon colour display is the highlight of this Top End experience with no two sunsets the same. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @_markfitz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd View on Instagram @lolahubner recently found the “best seat in the house"! #Uluru, the magnificent sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre, was formed over 550 million years ago and has a presence unlike any other. If you're self-driving, watch the colours change from the sunset viewing area within the national park. Alternatively, join a tour with @seitoutbackaustralia or @aatkings and listen to fascinating information about the region with a glass of sparkling wine in hand as the sun goes down 🙌 Keen for your own outback adventure? @JetstarAustralia are currently offering sale fares to Uluru - hit up the link in bio to learn more! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Lola. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Always wondered what it looks like through the gorge at Ellery Creek Big Hole? 😍 High red cliffs, a large waterhole and a sandy creek fringed by gums makes this one of the prettiest spots west of #AliceSprings. Bring your bathers over the summer months, float on your back and gaze up at the rock sandwich, formed over thousands of years by flood waters 🙌 Whether you pack an overnight bag, or plan to finish the route in one day, you'll get major bang for your driving buck in the West MacDonnell National Park. With it's stunning beauty, permanent waterholes and rich diversity of plants and animals, the park is not to be missed. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @pianemec! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT View on Instagram Ready for an epic adventure? Tune in tonight at 7.30pm (AEST) for Channel 10’s @amazingraceau finale… held in the Top End! The contest starts in #Darwin with the final teams racing to the finish line in #Katherine. Where the outback meets the tropics, @VisitKatherine boasts a number of attractions, namely the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. The gorge-ous views and walking tracks will impress even the most adventurous of hearts! Watch the teams tackle a variety of NT-style challenges, including canoeing, helicopter rides and a visit to @KatherineOutbackExperience. Pssst… keen for your own Top End adventure? @jetstaraustralia are currently offering sale fares to Darwin! Find the link in our bio. Photo: Shaana McNaught #NTaustralia 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.