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The Northern Territory is unlike any place on earth; its not a place you visit just to take a look around, its a place to immerse yourself and be free.

In the Territory you have to smell the fresh air as the sunrises over the West MacDonnell Ranges, taste fresh for the first time eating a mud crab caught that day, hear stories over 65,000 years old, see breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment or get in touch with history by seeing Aboriginal rock art.

The Territory gives you the freedom to explore and to get away. If you are heading to Darwin treat your tastebuds and indulge your sense of fun and adventure in the Territory's tropical capital city. Darwin is world famous for its fabulous food, colourful outdoor markets and diverse bag of adventure activities.

In Alice Springs you can explore a thriving, spirited outback centre, famous for the personality of its locals and contemporary and traditional art as the natural wonders, including the Larapinta Trail and the East and West MacDonnell Ranges that surround the town.

Or visit one of the great natural wonders of the world, Uluru/Ayers Rock. Not only a spectacular natural formation but a deeply spiritual place. You can feel a powerful presence the moment you first set eyes on it. Choose to walk with a traditional owner, join a camel tour, self-drive or dine under a canopy of stars, there's lots to see and do, and something to suit everyone.

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Come face to face with the world's largest reptile, the saltwater crocodile, at @CrocosaurusCove in what's called the 'Cage of Death'! Would you hop in? 🙋‍♂️🙈 This is @Australia's only crocodile swimming experience where you'll be lowered into the crocodiles' water in a perspex enclosure. Nothing compares to locking eyes with these modern day dinosaurs! Located in the centre of #Darwin, discover Crocosaurus Cove's daily interactive shows, and learn all about the Top End's incredible wildlife. Watch a huge saltie dine on his lunch during the Big Croc Feed Show, see a snake or lizard during the Meet the Reptiles Show, and feed a feisty juvenile croc from the Fishing for Crocs platform. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kotravellers! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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@seeseaimages described the changing colour and the textures of the desert landscape as “one of the most spectacular scenes I have had the privilege of witnessing". The striking beehive domes of #KataTjuta (#TheOlgas) seem to rise out of nowhere, just 30 kilometres from #Uluru. Made up of 36 rock formations spread over an area of more than 20 kilometres, Kata Tjuta must be seen to be believed! You can hike around the base of the domes on the Valley of the Winds walk, check it out from the air on a helicopter flight or witness them change colour at sunrise or sunset from one of the viewing areas. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Craig! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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There are a number of well known places within #Kakadu National Park to watch the early morning show, however Nawurlandja Lookout has to be one of our favourites 😍 Following a short clamber up a relatively steep rock slope, you'll have world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock (Burrungkuy) and the #ArnhemLand escarpment. This peaceful spot is great for sitting back and taking in first light or watching a tropical summer storm roll in during the afternoon. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachstewartnz! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Orange you glad you got to witness this golden sunset on the #TiwiIslands, @elisecook! 😜🧡 @TiwiIslandRetreat is situated at Munanampi Point on the south western coast of Bathurst Island, the smaller of the two major islands which make up the Tiwis (located 80 kilometres north of #Darwin). The ecosystem around the retreat is virtually untouched with turtles, crocodiles, stingrays, mud crabs, dolphins, sharks and an abundance of bird-life right on its doorstep.​ Their trip packages are designed for friends, couples or groups wanting to explore more of the Tiwi Islands and include return charter flights and twin share rooms with shared facilities. The retreat also offers various activities such as scenic helicopter flights, mud-crabbing, art and cultural experiences along with a swimming hole adventure. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Elise! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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“Couldn’t have found a Bitter place for a sunrise swim..." said @imlukemackenzie after a recent visit to 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 your noodle then walk up from the first entry point to enjoy a short and relaxing natural ride down the stream. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Luke! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #VisitKatherine

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Time to put your feet up and enjoy the show! This picture-perfect Red Centre icon isn’t just lovely to look at, it also holds great spiritual and cultural significance to the local Anangu people. Join a cultural tour with @exploreuluru or @seitoutbackaustralia and learn more about the history behind this special part of @visitcentralaus from knowledgeable guides. Tip: #Uluru changes colours all the time, depending on the time of day and brightness of the sky, so we highly recommend visiting the different viewing platforms at sunrise and sunset to experience this magic for yourself. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mel_mac! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Our tropical summer sunrises are something else 💜 Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve is a haven for wildlife, particularly a wide variety of birds. There are a handful of different walks to choose from, all of which allow you to really explore the wetland area... without getting your feet wet! Wander along the easy paths through shady forests of paperbark and stop at the various lookouts and viewing platforms for stunning views across the floodplains. The reserve is only a 45 minute drive from #Darwin and a great stop on the way to #Kakadu National Park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @rachstewartnz! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Soak up your outback surrounds in style 😉 @KingsCanyon Resort's deluxe spa rooms take bath time to a whole new level 🙌 Located roughly halfway between #AliceSprings and #Uluru, #KingsCanyon and Watarrka National Park are more than just a day trip destination with a number of bush-walking options which take in the sights and let you marvel at the sheer natural beauty, along with adventure activities and cultural experiences. After a big day of exploring, you can return to your room and hop in the tub which has beautiful views of the rocky escarpment. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @fleurj! ​#SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Keeping cool, NT style! 💦 If you're a big fan of waterfalls like us, a visit to #Litchfield National Park is definitely a must! Fed by twin falls and fringed by shady trees, Florence Falls ranks as one of the park's front runners, particularly as it's swimmable almost year round. Reaching the fall's glistening jade-green swimming hole is half the appeal 👉 the walk is short, relatively easy and showcases the dramatic contrast between mighty sandstone escarpment and lush monsoon forest. An easy day trip from #Darwin, Litchfield may be a fraction of the size of Kakadu, but when it comes to swimming opportunities it packs a serious punch 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @outtaorbit_! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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