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Accessible travelin the Northern Territory

 

In the Northern Territory, we warmly welcome travellers of all abilities. Our mission is to empower you by providing the necessary information to confidently plan your next dream holiday.

The NT is a place that truly embraces inclusivity and is welcoming to visitors from all walks of life. You'll find that accessibility is not just a matter of physical infrastructure; it extends to the compassionate and helpful nature of the people. Their genuine care and commitment to making your visit memorable ensure that you can explore and enjoy all that the NT has to offer with ease and confidence.

Discover a variety of tours and attractions tailored to different access needs, including hearing loss, vision loss, wheelchair access, and high support requirements. You can narrow down your search by region and accessibility preferences. If you can't find your preferred tour or attraction, we suggest contacting the business directly. Many tourism operators are happy to accommodate special requests whenever possible.

Accessible travel itineraries & experiences

 

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.

These are some of the many accessible attractions the NT has to offer.

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Transport

Both Darwin Airport and Alice Springs Airport offer a range of special assistance facilities for travellers with disabilities or support needs.

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.

Many transport operators, including taxi companies, in the Northern Territory are equipped to accommodate travellers with access needs. Wheelchair taxis can be booked across both, Darwin and Alice Springs.

Darwin taxi services

  • Darwin Radio Taxis (13 10 08)
  • the Blue Taxi Company (13 82 94)
  • and 13cabs (13 22 27)

Alice Springs taxi services

  • Alice Springs Taxis (13 10 08)
  • 13cabs Alice Springs (13 22 27)

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Travelling with a Companion Card

A range of businesses in the NT accept the Companion Card, which is helpful if you need a support person while travelling.

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Additional accessibility resources

To plan your holiday, you can also 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.

Some useful resources are as follows:

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