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Get city culture with relaxed vibes in Darwin, or choose wetlands and wildlife in Kakadu. Chat with local characters in Tennant Creek, cool off in Katherine Gorge, or find Australia's spiritual heart in the outback landscapes surrounding Uluru and Alice Springs.

Darwin & Surrounds

Alice Springs & Surrounds

Uluru & Surrounds

Kakadu & Surrounds

Katherine & Surrounds

Arnhem Land

Tennant Creek & Barkly Region

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Ormiston Gorge is like that one annoying over-achieving classmate you had in school that was literally good at everything (you know who you are!) 😜 Seriously, look at this snap from @jade_elise_collins! This freshwater oasis is located in the West MacDonnell Ranges and is only a 1.5 hour drive from #AliceSprings. It's the ultimate day trip and only one of many incredible stops in the national park. You could easily spend the day here or explore some other swimming spots such as Ellery Creek Big Hole, Redbank Gorge or Glen Helen Gorge. In the wintertime the water is on the cooler side but the view is still worth a visit and there are plenty of walking trails to be explored. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jade! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Water you up to this weekend? 💦 We'll be following @jade_elise_collins' example and heading to #Mataranka Thermal Pool. Not only do these springs look incredible but rumour has it that they have the power to soothe aches and pains 😉 The small town of Mataranka is only an hour south of #Katherine and is well known for its sandy-bottomed thermal pools, pastoral history and most importantly, as an essential stop along the Stuart Highway when road-tripping in the Top End! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jade. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #VisitKatherine

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Anyone ever tell you to ‘take a hike’?! We’ve never really understood that saying, especially when we look out at the view from the #KingsCanyon rim walk in #Watarrka National Park! Allow about 3-4 hours to conquer the trail - we recommend an early start to catch sunrise! 🙌 What’s the best part? Well, the walk borders the edge of the canyon for most of the trail resulting in epic views of the surrounding landscapes! What more could you ask for in an adventure?! Located in central Australia, Kings Canyon can be found roughly halfway between Uluru and Alice Springs. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bertnol!  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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As far as rail journeys go, they don't get much better than #TheGhan! A unique and awe-inspiring experience, you'll explore the wonders of the country's diverse interior in style and comfort on a 2,979 kilometre journey from #Darwin to Adelaide. Known for its iconic place in Australian history and strong connection to the vast landscape, The Ghan is currently celebrating 90 years of outback adventure 🤠 Having been in operation since 1929, its conception and construction is an epic tale of pioneering endurance. At this time of year, @journeybeyondrail runs The Ghan Expedition over three nights (as opposed to the usual two) with excursions in #Katherine, #AliceSprings and Coober Pedy. @jarradseng and @thehatchling recently embarked on the southbound journey - check out our story to see more of the highlights! #NTaustralia #JourneyBeyond

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How's the serenity? 🤩 Our version of Goldilocks, Buley Rockhole involves hopping from pool to pool until you find one that's just right! With a cascading collection of emerald rock pools that seem to go on forever, you could easily spend the whole day here...so, you can skip those expensive spa treatments and take a seat while fast flowing whitewater gives you a shoulder massage 😜 At just over an hour from #Darwin, #Litchfield National Park is a water-lovers' paradise with a number of dip-worthy destinations dotted throughout the area, including Florence Falls and Wangi Falls. If you're looking to stay and explore longer, accommodation is available in the small township of Batchelor along with a number of camp grounds within the park.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eefexplores!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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The outback is calling... 🧡 A visit to Simpsons Gap, near #AliceSprings, is a great way to experience the rugged landscape of the West  MacDonnell Ranges. Areas of white sand, huge river eucalyptus trees, and white-barked ghost gums lead to a permanent waterhole in the shelter of rugged cliffs, which are particularly impressive as the sun starts to go down. Nearby walking trails will take you to quiet spots where rock wallabies appear in the early morning and late afternoon, and Cassia Hill offers excellent views of the Larapinta valley. A 24 kilometre hike from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap marks the first section of the famous Larapinta Trail, one of Australia's most famous outback walks. The area is an important spiritual site to the Aranda Aboriginal people, where several dreaming stories cross.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jarradseng! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Get access all areas and unparalleled panoramas with a scenic flight over #Uluru and its vast, magnificent surrounds. By air you’ll get a sense of its enormity and see the fissures and crevices worn into its ancient surface 🙌 Choose your flight of fancy from a range of short, day-long, sunrise or sunset tours with @professional_helicopters or @ayersrockhelicopters. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @seeseaimages! #SeeAustralia #SeeUluru #ExploreUluru

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Camping in #Kakadu is pretty stellar! ✨ The World Heritage-listed national park spans over 20,000 kilometres and no matter where you pitch your tent, you will be star struck by what a sky without light pollution looks like! If #glamping is more your style, check out @kakadutourism's new Dreaming @ HomeBillabong glamping village, located at Cooinda Lodge. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @aurelienrob ! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Don’t let the name Bitter Springs fool you, this place is pretty darn sweet! 💦 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, @amyrcooper! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #VisitKatherine

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