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Nature & wildlife

View thousands of species of flora, native wildlife and birds around the Northern Territory in the wild, at wildlife parks, and on wildlife tours and cruises. Having an expanse of varying eco-systems, wildlife in the NT flourish from the desert plains to the monsoon tropics.

Over 400 species of birds including a handful of endemic and rare species live in the NT, bringing in thousands of domestic and international visitors here to ‘tick their list’! We also have 150 mammals such as kangaroos, wallabies, the rare Northern quoll, cute sugar-gliders, and loads more. Over 300 reptiles including saltwater and freshwater crocodiles which can be seen in most rivers and billabongs in the Top End, or at the wildlife parks around Darwin. There are 50 species of frogs, 60 species of freshwater fish and several hundred species of marine fish. The Northern Territory really is the best place to get your nature and wildlife fix.

The best way to see wildlife is on a tour or at one of our wildlife Parks. In Alice Springs you can cuddle a joey at the Kangaroo Sanctuary, or meet dingoes at the Alice Springs Desert Park, and pat a blue-tongued lizard at the Reptile Centre. In Darwin you can visit hold a baby crocodile at Crocodylus ParkTerritory Wildlife Park, or brave the 'Cage of Death' at Crocosaurus Cove. For some great wildlife tours, you can’t go past a cruise on one of our many waterways. Don’t miss a turtle tracks tour with Sea Darwin where you can watch the baby turtles make their way back to the big blue. Treat yourself to a peaceful cruise Check out the cruises on Corroboree Billabong, just 1.5 hrs drive from Darwin, or on the famous Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park.

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