The Northern Territory stretches from the central coastline in the tropical north right down to the rugged Red Centre of Outback Australia. The glittering Arafura Sea laps its coastline while the rugged Outback spans its heart. Vast regions of red-gold desert contrast with large areas of lush green rainforest, wetlands teeming with native Australian wildlife, spectacular waterfalls and stunning rock formations.
The Top End of Australia’s Northern Territory is big, bold and downright beautiful. Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is the starting point for Top End discoveries. With its close proximity to Asia and tropical coastline, Darwin is relaxed, multicultural, modern and visitor friendly, with a magnificent harbour. The capital is the hub of the region and the gateway to a range of attractions within easy driving distance. National parks such as Kakadu and Litchfield reflect the Top End’s changing seasonal moods with an array of untamed wilderness.
The Outback is big in size, big on surprises, and big on choice. There’s the famous Ayers Rock/Uluru, Kings Canyon, Palm Valley, and the East and West MacDonnell Ranges, where you can make a cool escape from the heat in one of the many gorges or waterholes. Further north are the intriguing Devils Marbles. All these natural features are never too far from the pioneering towns of Alice Springs or Tennant Creek.