Introduction to the Northern Territory

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Northern Territory: An Introduction

Whether the Australia you want to see is visions of The Outback - of kangaroos bouncing in the wild and vast landscapes of desert - or golden sands and blue seas flanked by beautiful backpackers, you'll find it in the Northern Territory. 

The Northern Territory is 1,352,176km of ancient culture, incredible wildlife and epic landscapes. The territory's population of just 230,000 is famously warm and welcoming and just as diverse as its landscape. 

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Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park ©Lynton Crabb

Things to do in the Northern Territory

Visit the Northern Territory and you can experience fishing, cruising, hiking in the tropical wilderness and hot-air ballooning across vast deserts. Check out the Northern Territory events calendar before you go and you could experience one of the many unique festivals the area is known for, including The Camel Cup and the Darwin Festival to pick out just two.  

Although the Northern Territory is huge, it's actually fairly easy to get around. The capital, the Northern Territory is just a short flight from all interstate capitals, as well as the nearby cities in Asia. It's easy to get around inside the state too - you can fly from Darwin to Alice Springs and Uluru. You can also experience the Ghan train - one of the most epic train journeys in the world and the best way to make your way through the Northern Territory taking in all the scenery as you go.   

So, indulge your senses as you explore the diversity of the Northern Territory, from the backpacker mecca of Darwin to the sacred Ayer's Rock the Northern Territory not only an epic adventure, it’s also sure to be one of your best memories of Australia…