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Backpacking in the NT

Australia's Outback is a captivating destination that remains high on any travellers' bucket list and a must-do on any Australian itinerary.

The Northern Territory is a haven for traveller's chasing that "endless summer". Locals don't take life or themselves too seriously and you shouldn't either. There's a good vibe here, without the big city attitude.

Travellers come to the Northern Territory from all over the world seeking adventure first. It’s only after experiencing the laid-back lifestyle that many decide to stay and work. For those interested in a working holiday, there are plenty of job opportunities for backpackers, and for those eligible and seeking a second year Working Visa the NT is the perfect place to qualify.

Festivals and events are a great way to immerse yourself in local culture, and with over 80 events throughout the year Territory wide, there is always something going on. Choose from Aboriginal cultural and music festivals in remote communities, sporting events in cities and towns and annual arts festivals that attract world class acts, plus lots more. There’s truly something for everyone.

A journey from Darwin and Kakadu in the Top End to Alice Springs and Uluru in the Red Centre offers unique and unforgettable experiences for backpackers. From fishing in tropical waters, canoeing or swimming through magnificent gorges to exploring desert terrain and trekking or driving through some of Australia’s most awesome landscapes, the experiences are endless.

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory is a fun, youthful and multicultural city. It’s sophisticated but with a down-to-earth, tropical style and plenty of things to see and do. The gateway to South East Asia, you can hop on a short flight to some of the regions’ hot spots such as Bali, Singapore & Philippines.

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