What’s new in the Northern Territory
Looking for a new adventure? Want to experience something unique? With so much to tick off your bucket list, the NT won’t disappoint. Check out some of our recently added attractions.
Choose your own (once in a lifetime) adventure
Created by Matt Wright, star of National Geographic’s hit TV show, Outback Wrangler, the new Explore the Wild tour series is sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
Operating out of Stokes Hill Wharf in the Darwin CBD, the Darwin Airboat Tour takes you on a 45-minute adventure around Darwin Harbour. Experience a ‘fast lap’ followed by a scenic tour of this picturesque waterway.
The Top End Safari Camp tour starts with a visit to beautiful Berry Springs Nature Park, followed by lunch at the popular Darwin River Tavern. Travel to your deluxe accommodation at Matt Wright’s Top End Safari Camp in the magnificent Litchfield National Park. Be dazzled by a helicopter flight over the park’s surrounding floodplains, meet a local 17-foot saltwater crocodile and complete your day of adventure with a delicious BBQ sunset dinner.
Explore the Wild also offers helifishing and deep sea fishing adventures, as well as custom tours with Matt Wright.
Get up close and personal with native wildlife of the mega kind
Today, native wildlife in the Red Centre is abundant, but did you know that a variety of impressively sized creatures roamed the desert more than eight million years ago – including the world’s largest bird, fearsome crocodiles and gigantic relatives of lions, wolves and wombats?
You can find out all about these unique prehistoric creatures at the new Megafauna Central display in Alice Springs. This exciting exhibit tells the story of the incredible megafauna of Central Australia of the Miocene era, whose remains were discovered at Alcoota Scientific Reserve, about 150km north east of Alice Springs.
Discover spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge from a different perspective
The new Budget Quick-Look flight is an intense 8-10 minute journey over Nitmiluk Gorge for only $99. Be amazed by aerial views of the first three gorges, the ancient sheer cliffs and vast landscape.
Journey into pristine wilderness
Renowned for its untouched natural beauty, East Arnhem Land offers dramatic rugged coastlines, stunning white sand beaches and many things to see and do. Experience this picturesque paradise for yourself with Intrepid Travel, now offering a seven-day expedition to this remote part of the Top End.
Discover Nyinyikay and immerse yourself in the culture of the traditional owners, where you'll be spoilt for choice with the many cultural activities on offer. Explore the tranquil natural surrounds of magical Bremer Island. Visit Yirrkala’s world famous art gallery – you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a unique piece of art to take home with you.
Discover the Outback on two wheels and camp under a sky full of stars
Explore the beauty of Alice Springs and surrounds on two wheels with Outback Cycling. Now offering overnight camping mountain bike tours run by a professional mountain bike tour guide, start your tour on the unique desert mountain bike single trail in Alice Springs.
Tour the town and visit the historic Telegraph Station before journeying into the rugged wilderness of the beautiful West MacDonnell Ranges. Enjoy plenty of time on the bush trails amidst stunning natural surrounds. End your day with an unforgettable outback sunset followed by a night spent camping under a sky full of stars.
Gain a personal insight into Aboriginal culture
Internationally renowned Aboriginal artist Kathleen Buzzacott and her family invite you to visit their home and art studio as part of the new Yia Nuka Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Offering a personal insight into Aboriginal culture, this interactive Indigenous cultural tour provides a special opportunity for authentic cultural engagement.
Partake in a personal conversation with Kathleen and learn about ancient traditions like the art of jewellery making, seed collection and bush tucker. Kathleen’s home and tranquil studio are situated on Arrernte Native Title Homeland, 18km west of Alice Springs in the scenic West MacDonnell Ranges.
Traverse one of the oldest rivers in the world
Home to ancient landscapes and Aboriginal cultural sites, Finke Gorge National Park is an important wilderness reserve that protects one of the oldest rivers in the world.
The park is accessible only via four-wheel drive, so if you don’t have one, join a tour group. Finke River Adventures allows you to experience the rare beauty of the park from an exceptional perspective – from the seat of an all-terrain vehicle! Have a go at driving yourself, or sit back and enjoy the ride along tracks where few others have been. Offering tours to Palm Valley, Boggy Hole and beyond, this is an awesome way to discover this remarkable part of Central Australia.
Do Kakadu in style
Experience Kakadu in style with the luxurious “flash tents” at Cooinda Lodge Campground. Offering spacious bell tents housing comfortable beds with fine linen, this is an effortless way to camp at this World Heritage listed national park.
An illuminating feast for the eyes
If you haven’t yet ticked the incredible Field of Light Uluru off your bucket list, then you’re in luck – the internationally acclaimed light festival has been extended indefinitely.
Created by renowned British artist Bruce Munro, this magical garden at the foot of Uluru is home to 50,000 spindles of light and covers a space equivalent to more than seven football fields – his largest work to date.
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