Food & drink
From the tropics of Darwin to the outback landscapes around Alice Springs, you’ll find that food and wine here is a world away from the norm. With the culinary influence of more than 50 nationalities that make up the Northern Territory's population, you’ll be spoilt for choice at dinner time in the Territory.
Ditch the dining room for an open-air market or dinner under the stars and feast on fresh flavours prepared with colourful influences. Joining a Territory food tour is a great way to uncover the best regional produce.
You’re guaranteed fresh in the Northern Territory’s culinary hotspots, with barramundi, mud crab and other NT seafood common on Top End menus. You’re close to Asia in Darwin, so dishes here are often prepared with Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian influences too. Darwin’s Greek, Indian and Aboriginal heritage also shines through in its food.
In the Red Centre, try Aboriginal bush tucker made from native fruits and berries, choose a steak or burger from one of the many excellent restaurants and cafes, or take your seat at a five-star dinner on a sand dune as the sun sets over Uluru.
Meeting the colourful Territory personalities behind the food is often a special bonus when you visit.