Explore the Red Centre
Uluru is far from the only awesome thing to see in Australia’s Red Centre. To the north-east, the mighty Kings Canyon cleaves deep into the earth. Trek to the rim for views across the bluffs and gorges of Watarrka National Park, or through the West MacDonnell Ranges, which stretch for hundreds of kilometres, harbouring gorges and rock pools. It’s one of those trips-of-a-lifetime that is almost always underestimated, but the Red Centre sure packs a punch when you get there.
Chill out in Darwin
Closer to Bali than it is to Brisbane, Australia’s smallest capital blends 56 nationalities, a perky pulse and a laid-back tropical air. From the steamy weather right down to the faces you’ll see in its streets, Darwin is exotic. The city hosts incredible Asian food markets, galleries and museums walled with beautiful Indigenous art, and in the dry season (May to October), a continuous line-up of bumping cultural festivals.
Go Wild In Kakadu
Where better to get back to nature than in Australia’s largest national park – covering almost two million hectares of wilderness? Enter the unique World Heritage-listed landscapes of Kakadu and discover outdoor galleries of ancient art. Swim under insta-worthy waterfalls, hike through the deep red gorges, cruise the Yellow Water wetlands and learn from Indigenous people about how their ancestors related to this land.
Experience the world’s oldest living culture in Arnhem Land
Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and a total lack of pretension – only a privileged few get the chance to come to Arnhem Land. A focus on the pristine natural environment, rather than on man-made luxuries, combined with the deeply spiritual feel of the area – the Yolngu people are thought to have lived here for at least 50,000 years – make this a very special place. Whether you go for the fishing, for the wildlife, the beautiful beaches or the extraordinary art and cultural festivals, you’re guaranteed to come home changed by what you’ve seen and done.
Take a road-trip
Whether you’re starting in Darwin, wanting to explore the Red Centre, or gearing up for the drive from Alice Springs to Uluru, the Northern Territory has no shortage of incredible road-trip itineraries that’ll take your breath away. How about hitting the road for the Kakadu self-drive road trip? Or heading though the heartland to Devils Marbles? No matter what kind of driving holiday you like – you’ll find it in the NT.