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Drive the NT The Territory is the answer

Drive the NT The Territory is the answer

Drive the NT The Territory is the answer

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Traverse some of Australia’s most exciting drive routes – bringing together a world of ancient art and culture, pioneering history, local wildlife and mind-blowing sunsets.

Journey to a part of the country where blue skies and breathtaking landscapes make driving a dream. From the red desert sands of Uluru to the tropical terrain of Kakadu National Park and the bright blue waters of Darwin Harbour. The Northern Territory truly is different in every sense.

Travel by car, campervan or four-wheel drive across red desert landscapes and tropical savannah, lush rainforest and along rugged coastlines. Take to the easy breezy sealed roads or venture to the bush tracks and endless highways driving the Northern Territory. Discover this ancient land at your own pace.

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Are you planning a trip to #Kakadu National Park over the tropical summer? Cruises run year round on Yellow Water Billabong and are a must-do for nature lovers. Jump on a tour with @KakaduTourism and prepare yourself for an epic animal spotting adventure... you’ll see buffalo, crocodiles, wild horses and a bucket load of local bird species! Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @womanwandersworld and @ka__travels! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #HolidayHereThisYear #DoKakadu

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Only 30 minutes' drive west of #AliceSprings and nestled in the West MacDonnell Ranges, Standley Chasm was formed by floods over millions of years and is an important cultural site for Western Arrernte women. The easy 20 minute walk to the chasm takes you through a lush gully, dotted with ancient ferns and cycads that have survived in the shadow of the arid hills from a long-gone wetter age. While the Chasm is worthy of a visit at anytime of day, it looks most dramatic an hour either side of noon on a sunny day. This is the time of day when the light enters the chasm and the sheer walls glow from reflected sunlight. There's a café near the car park at @angkerlestandleychasm where you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat upon your return. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @quietachiever2! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #HolidayHereThisYear

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Floating through the week like...😎💦 @maddipap recently spent some time at Wangi Falls, one of #Litchfield National Park's many wonder-falls. With a massive emerald plunge pool, stunning rock formations, plenty of shade and scenic walking trails, it's not hard to see why these falls are serious holiday goals 🙌 #Darwin's nature playground, Litchfield, is only a 90 minutes drive from the city and has everything you need, including accommodation and campgrounds dotted throughout the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Maddi! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Nothing puts a spring in your step like the crystal clear waters of Bitter Springs! 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 a pool noodle and enjoy a short and relaxing natural ride down the stream 💦 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@maddipap! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #HolidayHereThisYear

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No beach? No worries! Cool off at one of our outback 'beaches' near #AliceSprings. High red cliffs, a large swimming hole and a sandy creek lined by gums makes Ormiston Gorge one of the prettiest spots for a dip in the West MacDonnell National Park. Only 90 minutes drive west of #AliceSprings, this place is ripe for summer exploration. You’ll also find swimming holes at Ellery Creek Big Hole and Redbank Gorge (where you can float through ancient gorge walls) in the park. And, because we're in the Red Centre... we can guarantee it's completely safe to swim here 🐊👌 ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @the.aussie.travellers. ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT #HolidayHereThisYear

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It’s not hard to see why Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge is a Top End must do! The gorge-ous views and breathtaking walking trails will impress even the most adventurous of hearts, or maybe you’ll choose to take it easy on a boat cruise with @NitmilukTours 👌 Open year round, the region is home to some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the NT. Consisting of 13 separate gorges, this maze of waterways stretches for 12 kilometres and extends more than 70 metres high. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @napsonwheels! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #NitmilukNT

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Explore the base walk for spectacular (and surprising!) views of #Uluru 🙌 One of the few permanent water sources around this ancient monolith, Mutitjulu Waterhole has provided life-giving water to plants, animals and Aboriginal people for thousands of years. It's only a short walk from the Kuniya car park to the waterhole and the presence of water means this spot is particularly lush and shady. Our tip: Visit at sunrise, lunchtime or sunset as this is when it's more likely to be quiet. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @angelicaladino! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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His 'n' hers swimming pools... only in @tourismtopend! 😜 @all.about.adventure recently enjoyed this pleasant surprise at Surprise Creek Falls, a small waterfall with a series of rock pools in #Litchfield National Park. Stay a few nights at the campground and relax in this lush part of the park, which never has too many people around at one time. With two river crossings, #SurpriseCreekFalls is only accessible by four-wheel drive. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jamie and Camille! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Gunlom is where you’ll find one of #Kakadu National Park's biggest draw cards: a seasonal waterfall that cascades 100 metres from the top of an escarpment into a pristine plunge pool 💦 This iconic swimming spot was made famous by the film ‘#CrocodileDundee’! While the campground has closed for the season, Gunlom still makes for a great day-trip destination within the park. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @amygraceface. ​#NTaustralia #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu #HolidayHereThisYear.

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