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Equivalent in size to France, Italy and Spain combined, it’s not surprising the Northern Territory is blessed with an abundance of natural environments. The Northern Territory is often known as the 'real Australia'. It's where you'll experience crocodiles, ancient rivers and locals who know the land better than you know the back of your hand. 

The Aboriginal people hold a deeply spiritual connection to the land that dates back tens of thousands of years - it's an honour to be able to share this with them today. 

Camel tour ©Lynton Crabb

The Northern Territory is renowned for its colourful characters. The type you'd meet at one of their legendary outback pubs, cattle stations or country towns. Uncomplicated, larger than life, and only too willing to share a yarn or two. It's also the perfect place to call home when you're on your Australian working visa as it's even easier to extend your visa if you're staying the area. 

The Northern Territory is also home to two World Heritage-listed national parks - Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta - along with over 50 other national parks, nature reserves, conservation areas and marine parks. These parks offer plenty of experiences for travellers: bushwalking, swimming under waterfalls, Aboriginal cultural tours and camping under the stars. Bushtucker trials are nothing compared to the crazy fun you'll experience here.