The Northern Territory is full of inspiration. Whether it’s the roaring waterfalls and winding rivers in the Top End or the raw outback scenery and clear starry skies of the Red Centre; there’s plenty of epic moments to awaken the senses.
We’ve pulled together a list of the Northern Territory’s top inspiring travel Instagram accounts for you to follow now and travel to later.
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Where animals come first. If you’re looking for the warm and fuzzies then this Instagram account is for you. The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs rescues and raises orphaned kangaroos from around the Red Centre. Its wider mission is to educate and encourage people to rescue local wildlife that might be injured or need some caring for before releasing back into the wild.
Croc Cove, as it’s known by the locals, is located in the heart of Darwin City. You can expect entertaining and educational posts about the Top End’s scaly creatures on their popular account. And it’s not just crocs that will jump into your Instagram feed. Croc Cove is home to a reptile centre, large fresh water aquarium and a turtle billabong. This Instagram account is one for the family.
Kings Creek Station
There’s no better place to find inspiration than in the Outback. Kings Creek Station, set amongst majestic desert oaks in the Red Centre, is situated 36 kilometres from the impressive site of Kings Canyon in Watarrka National Park. For jaw-dropping scenes over the desert and warm moments from a working cattle and camel station – this is one to follow!
Top End Safari Camp
The adventurer at heart will love this newer experience to hit the Northern Territory. Top End Safari Camp has you covered with wild moments straight from the Finniss River region. Watch croc encounters and lap up the incredible shots taken from the lily-pad filled billabongs and incredible bird’s eye-views from a heli above. And there’s a reason it’s called Top End Safari – they offer secluded glamping accommodation way out in nature.
Hands down one of the best places to capture a sunrise in the Northern Territory’s tropical capital. The Darwin Waterfront’s Instagram account serves up stunning snaps you might not expect on the edge of the CBD and calls to all foodies looking for their next tasty bite. The waterfront is home to a hub of mouth-watering local feeds – from Vietnamese, Italian and Mexican dishes to bistro-style, pub grub and more contemporary choices. All offering the option to grab and go.
SEIT Outback Australia
For scroll-stopping snaps of Australia’s most mesmerising natural formations and to learn a few things about the Red Centre – follow the team at SEIT Outback Australia. They’re on-the-ground capturing breathtaking moments of the icons. SEIT is a small group touring specialist that explores the real Outback (away from the crowds).
Take it up a notch with spectacular views of the Top End taken from the skies. Airborne Solutions run adventure flights that are a little different – think heli pub crawls, heli fishing and adrenaline-pumping scenic heli rides.
Check out the soothing scenes in Kakadu National Park and appreciate a moment from Mother Nature. Revel in awe-inspiring waterfalls, amber sunsets framed by lush billabongs, native wildlife in action and otherworldly landscapes.
There are so many different ways to explore Uluru and this account shows you exactly how it can be done. From yoga at sunrise saluting to the Red Centre’s beauty to jumping on a bicycle, taking a private guide for a richer cultural experience or seeing more on a scenic flight.
This impressive 'hideout' in Litchfield National Park has your weekend getaway ideas sorted – located 90 minutes’ drive from Darwin. In addition to the inviting morning views shared from the one-bedroom cabins, Hideaway Litchfield shares tranquil scenes of the Park’s pristine waterholes, impressive lookouts and the towering figures of oddly-shaped termite mounds.
Nitmiluk National Park is the jewel of the Top End. Best known for its ancient 13-gorge river system, Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, stands in all its sandstone glory harbouring native birds and casting shadows over the water. Home to natural swimming holes, epic bush walking trails, kayaking, cruising and cultural experiences – this account will provide you with posts of endless raw beauty.
East Arnhem Land
Enjoy the cool coloured hues of the Top End coastal region and the mesmerising horizons at sunset and sunrise from the waters around Nhulunbuy, Bremer Island and Groote Eylandt. East Arnhem Land’s Instagram account encompasses incredible beauty, rich culture and adventure experiences that are truly inspiring.
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