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Attività all'aperto

Cammina, nuota, naviga o vola per ammirare+AC17 i sensazionali paesaggi della regione, la sua varietà di fauna e l'antica eredità: queste sono le fantastiche attività all'aperto.

With more than a million square kilometres of land, pristine coastline and endless blue sky, the Territory is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors. Whether you’re looking for high-adrenaline adventure or just a chance to relax and disconnect from the world, the Territory has you covered.

Nowhere else in Australia – or the world – will you find such varied landscapes, fresh air, pristine surroundings and unique experiences.

On the water adventures

One of the best ways to experience the Territory is on the water. Across the Top End there are dozens of cruises showcasing wildlife, sunsets, Territory cuisine and special events.

For a relaxing tour around Darwin Harbour, there are plenty of cruises available. Enjoy a daytime or evening cruise with City of Darwin Cruises, a Daytime Sightseeing Cruise, a Champagne Sunset Sail, a Cape Adieu Sunset Dinner Cruise, a Sea Darwin Harbour Highlights cruise or even a Sunset Fish’n Chips by Sea Darwin cruise. If military history interests you, Sea Darwin also offers a Bombing of Darwin historical cruise of iconic wartime sites as well.

On certain dates determined by the lunar cycle, the Turtle Tracks tour visits one of the key Australian nesting grounds for Flatback and Olive Ridley turtles. The fast boat ride from Darwin will blow out the cobwebs, as you pass historic Charles Point and into Bynoe Harbour, to the remote Bare Sand Island. Dinner and drinks are included, with a portion of the price donated to help protect the endangered Olive Ridley and Flatback turtles. As the sun descends, qualified guides share knowledge of the unique war history of the island, their insights into the life of the turtles and traditional stories from the Larrakia People. After sunset the guided walk provides the unique opportunity to view the turtles laying their eggs. Participants late in the season may even witness the marvel of hatchlings emerging from under the warm sand.

For a little less cruising and a little more adventure, check out 00Seven Jet Ski Adventures, Darwin Adventure Boat Tours, experience a Mary River Wetlands – Airboat Safari or with Matt Wright, Explore the Wild take a Heli-fishing and airboat adventure.

At Adelaide River is the Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise. Make your own way down the Stuart Highway, or join a tour that includes bus transfers to and from the cruise site. Get your camera ready to capture the spectacle.

In the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge (Katherine) a range of on-the-water tours are available, including a Dawn Tour to see the surroundings spring to life as the sun rises, the NitNit Dreaming 2 Gorge Tour, or the Timeless Land 3 Gorge Tour operating throughout the day, or the Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Tour – a candlelit dinner of local produce cooked on board.

In Kakadu, cruise the famous Yellow Water billabong. Any time, from sunrise through to sunset gives you a front row seat to the crocodiles, birds and fish that make the billabong their home. Take a 1.5 hour cruise or a 2 hour cruise to experience this incredible habitat. Also in the park close to Cahills Crossing, the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise shares the wonder of the East Alligator River in a fully authentic cultural experience.

Of course, if you are going out on the water anywhere in the Top End, always be Crocwise and take notice of all warning signs.

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