Accessible tourismin the Northern Territory
Travellers with disabilities can enjoy tours, accommodation, events, and attractions throughout the Northern Territory.
See the bite force of crocodiles during the feeding show at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove. Get a snap with a baby croc, and meet the reptiles inside the fully accessible and airconditioned reptile house. Most areas are wheelchair friendly and companion cards are accepted.
Learn about the kangaroos, dingoes and other wildlife at the Alice Springs Desert Park, where their pathway system is fully accessible, and they even have wheelchairs to hire.
Discover the many accessible museums and art galleries across the Northern Territory, from the Darwin Military Museum which is housed inside the original concrete bunker and allows you to explore the bombing of Darwin, to the world-class visual and performing arts of the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs.
Watch a Territory sunset at Cullen Bay where the accessible path leads you to unobstructed views of the harbour, and a short drive away you can enjoy a variety of cuisine, handcrafted goods and entertainment at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets which runs from April to October.
Many transport operators, including taxi companies, in the Northern Territory are equipped to accommodate travellers with disabilities. It’s advisable to check details with local visitor information centres and with operators.
Public buses in Darwin and Alice Springs are low floor and equipped with ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and light mobility aids. These are known as ‘Easy Access Buses’. Visit the government website for details and timetables.
Both Darwin Airport and Alice Springs Airport have designated car parking and facilities within the terminals for travellers with disabilities. For further details, check the airport websites, and with the airline you are travelling with.
Start planning your holiday
To plan your holiday, you can contact local visitor information centres to enquire about facilities and services in the areas you will be visiting. To ensure an operator can provide suitable accessibility and can cater to specific needs, it’s advisable to contact the operator directly.