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With the culinary influence of more than 50 nationalities which make up the Northern Territory's population, diners will be spoilt for choice in the Territory.

Ditch the dining room for an open-air market or dinner under the stars and feast on fresh flavours prepared with colourful influences.

You’re guaranteed fresh in the Northern Territory’s culinary hotspots, with barramundi, prawns, squid and mud crabs commonplace on menus, prepared with Thai, Malaysian, Indonesian, Greek, Indian, and traditional Aboriginal influences. Take a Territory food tour to uncover the best regional produce.

Dining in Darwin

In the Northern Territory's vibrant capital city you’ll be tossing up whether to tuck into tropical delights at open air markets, snap up seafood straight off the boat at Darwin Fish Market, take a sunset dinner cruise on Darwin Harbour, or make a reservation at plush eateries like Char Restaurant and Wharf One. Darwin has a relaxed, tropical vibe and there's no shortage of options to kick back with a cool drink under spectacular skies.

Indulging in the Red Centre

The Alice Springs food scene has something for everyone. Take in the carnival atmosphere over burgers and beers at Montes, indulge in a sumptuous banquet of Thai and Indian flavours at Hanuman, or choose from one of the many great restaurants and cafes around town. Don't miss theOutback BBQ Dinner and Show at Earth Sanctuary for true Territory hospitality and try their Red Centre Devil craft beer. Or head out of town for a campfire dinner under the stars with renowned Aboriginal chef Bob Taylor from RT Tours Australia.

Eating around Uluru

Join Aboriginal guides on a tour around Uluru to discover the hunting and gathering ways of the local Anangu people. For the ultimate food and wine experience, don't miss the the Sounds of Silence or Tali Wiru dinners and indulge in gourmet delicacies under the stars in the shadow of the awe-inspiring Uluru.

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No guessing why THIS is #Kakadu National Park's most photographed lookout! That's right, folks...Ubirr (pronounced oo-bir, with a short ‘oo’) has re-opened for the dry season. Home to some of the Park's most famous rock art, this area is steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. The 1 kilometre circuit walk will take you past several art sites before leading up to this stunning lookout over the Nadab floodplain. With 360 degree views of the wetlands and rocky escarpment, it's the ultimate spot to watch the sun go down 💚 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @alice.bowden! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Oh, #KataTjuta - you're a photographer's dream 😍 To fully appreciate this natural wonder, you need to experience it from the air 🚁 The scale and size of Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is almost unbelievable as you glide over the ancient group of 36 ochre-coloured rock domes, the highest of which stands 198 metres taller than #Uluru! @Professional_helicopters offer daily aerial tours of many of the Red Centre's main attractions including Uluru, Mount Conner, Kings Canyon and Lake Amadeus. #NTaustralia #SeeAustralia

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#EastArnhemLand has seriously raw natural beauty, but Bawaka, home to the Burarrawanga family, is a clear standout 🙌 A couple of hours’ drive south of #Nhulunbuy brings you to the small settlement on palm-tree-strewn, pearl-white beaches where they host a variety of cross-cultural activities run by aboriginal-owned company @Lirrwi. By day your local guide will provide you with an insight into Yolgnu homeland life including traditional spear fishing and basket weaving, while by night, you'll sit around the fire and listen to stories about kinship. The East Arnhem Land region is located on the far northeastern tip of the NT mainland, accessible via a short flight from #Darwin or the Central Arnhem Road. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Penny and Derek look pretty pleased with their #Easter haul! 🐣 No trip to the NT is complete without a kangaroo experience, and you won’t find any better than the globally renowned Kangaroo Sanctuary in #AliceSprings. Made famous by the documentary series Kangaroo Dundee, and no. 1 on @tripadvisor's list of things to do in the unofficial outback capital, the Sanctuary is truly an inspiration. Join Brolga, the sanctuary's owner, as he looks after his huge mob of rescued kangaroos, while educating and encouraging visitors about caring for injured wildlife. The Sanctuary can only be visited on a pre-booked tour that runs from Tuesday to Friday. Get in quick - tours fill up fast!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @TheKangarooSanctuary.  #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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It's official... Gunlom Plunge Pool has re-opened for the dry season 🤩 Known as nature’s finest infinity pool, Gunlom is one of #Kakadu's most extraordinary spots to enjoy sweeping views over the national park. The billabong at the base of the falls is a popular attraction and was made famous by the movie #CrocodileDundee. However, a relatively steep climb to the top of the falls will get you to these less-visited emerald plunge pools where the swimming is just as good as the photo opportunities 🙌 If you're not keen on leaving straight away, there's a camping area onsite with solar-powered hot showers and BBQ facilities. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jewelszee and @garry_norris! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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The long weekend is finally here and we're treating ourselves to a warm bath and some spectacular scenery 😍 After visiting @Longitude131, @julietkinsman declared the @luxurylodgesofaustralia retreat “one of the most special hotels in the world”, and with views like this, there’s no doubt about it. This unique resort in the heart of the Red Centre directly overlooks the iconic #Uluru, and the floor-to-ceiling windows here mean you get to make the most of this incredible sight, even in the bathroom! Sleep soundly by night in one of 16 luxurious tented pavilions, and explore @visitcentralaus by day on guided tours arranged by the resort. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Juliet. #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Nothing puts a spring in your step like the crystal clear waters of Bitter Springs! Rather inappropriately named for such a sweet spot, this sandy-bottomed lagoon has startlingly turquoise water 💦💙 Located an hour south of #Katherine in Elsey National Park, the natural spring-fed stream is wonderfully warm and surrounded by tropical woodlands. You'll float fancy-free a couple of hundred metres downstream before reaching a ladder at the end, where you can hop out and do it all over again! With goggles you might see freshwater turtles swimming through the reeds, and loads of fish darting about. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia @offgridmonkey 👍  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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You'll think you’ve lost your marbles at this unique outback stop! The oddly shaped, gravity-defying rock formations of the #DevilsMarbles (#KarluKarlu) are unlike anything else 🙌 Follow the walkways and find out via the information boards how the granite formations have withstood the forces of wind and rain, unlike the surrounding sandstone. This 1,802 hectare reserve extends along both sides of the Stuart Highway and is roughly 400 kilometres north of #AliceSprings. Stay overnight at the nearby campground to see the large boulders change colour in the early morning light and setting sun. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @raffaelemerler! #SeeAustralia #RedCentreNT

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Are you planning a trip to #Kakadu National Park? A Yellow Water Cruise is a definite must! If the spectacular sunsets don’t convince you alone, there is also an abundance of native wildlife. Take a cruise with @KakaduTourism and prepare yourself for an epic animal spotting adventure... you’ll see wild buffalo, crocodiles, wild horses and a bucket load of local bird species! Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @emmaphotoaus.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu

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