Northern Territory

The remarkable Nature’s Way loop

It’s no secret that the Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s most stunning and diverse landscapes and natural wonders. This spring, let the Nature’s Way self-drive loop guide you through this part of Australia. DARWIN TO JABIRU, KAKADU NATIONAL PARK To begin your journey, head south from Darwin on the Stuart Highway for … Continued

Natural masterpieces on the Outback Way

The Red Centre isn’t just an Australian treasure; it’s a global one. One of nature’s genuine masterworks, it’s our continent’s throbbing heart. Vibrant Indigenous cultures have thrived here for millennia – and remained unknown to outsiders until the 19th century, when white explorers began their fruitless search for a long-gone inland sea. Modern conveniences have … Continued

Northern Territory outback highlights

In the same way that some clichés are clichéd because they’re true, there are some ‘must-sees’ you simply – well – must see. The Northern Territory’s outback sights fall squarely into this latter category. Ormiston Gorge Start your journey at Serpentine Gorge, a lesser-known site where you can enjoy beautiful vistas and get to know … Continued

World War II: The Bombing of Darwin

On 19 February 1942, just 10 weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the city of Darwin came under attack by Japanese forces in what was to become a defining moment in Australian history. Heavy cruisers, submarines, warplanes launched from ships, land-based bombers and more than 180 aircraft were levelled against Darwin Harbour. By the … Continued

Native flavours in the Top End

This autumn, take a trip up north and savour the unique tastes and sensations of the Northern Territory. There is plenty of bush tucker to be found throughout the Top End if you know where to look. Here, Indigenous people have lived off the land for thousands of years, sourcing food and medicines from the … Continued

Walk on the wild side in Katherine

Getting fit was never so easy as exploring the enthralling forests of Katherine and the astounding landscapes of Alice Springs. Strap on your bushwalking gear, and get going! Katherine’s Nitmiluk National Park is made up of 13 stunning gorges that can be explored by foot, canoe or boat. Take the Windolf Walk up to Pat’s … Continued

Kakadu National Park

The delights of Australia’s Northern Territory never cease to amaze. Traversing red ochre escarpments, navigating tropical woodlands, and soaking in a natural thermal spring, you’ll see why Australia is famous the world over for its unique outback landscapes. The World Heritage–listed Kakadu National Park is just one of the Northern Territory’s best-loved historical features. The … Continued

Natural attractions in the Top End

Experience two of the Northern Territory’s lesser-known natural attractions this spring. Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park, Darwin The Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park is a drawcard all year round. Its thermal hot springs and cooler owing waters will keep you blissed out for your entire stay. The hot springs are located on the lands of … Continued

The Red Centre Way – Alice Springs to Glen Helen

This iconic trek covers more than 1100 kilometres, and takes visitors on a sightseeing adventure through world-famous national parks, sprawling canyons and majestic desert scenery. Alice Springs to Glen Helen is the first leg of the trip, and a drive between the two will bring you up close to history, nature and even the stars. … Continued

The Gunbarrel Highway

Seventy years ago, before the Gunbarrel Highway existed, the remote outback it traverses was close to impassable, with only grizzled bushmen daring to confront it. Cue Len Beadell, the man employed to map the area for proposed British atomic bomb testing sites. One of the last great Australian explorers, Beadell opened up several isolated desert … Continued

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