Northern Territory travel tips and guide

Traveling Guide to the Northern Territory


The Northern Territory or the “top End” as it is known in Australia is a rugged and tough landscape. Many of the central parts of the state are isolated and still home to many traditional indigenous communities. This part of the country also has a different climate compared to the rest of Australia. This is because instead of the traditional four seasons found elsewhere in Australia the Northern territory just has the wet and dry seasons.

The capital city of the Northern Territory is called Darwin and it’s a relatively new city after having been completely destroyed by tropical Cyclone Tracy over the Christmas period in 1974. It is also very much isolated from other parts of Australia and as such, the city feels much more like a friendly country town. Life is incredibly relaxed in the Northern Territory and I have witnessed this first hand having lived in the city for an extended period.

Enjoying outside adventures and activities is what most people come to enjoy when living in the “Top End” of Australia. Things to do include fishing, hunting, playing sport, enjoying a crocodile spotting boat trip and visiting many different food and craft markets. The famous area of Mindil Beach holds the best of these markets throughout the dry season each year and watching the sunset dip into the ocean here is a must during your trip.

There are also National Parks close to Darwin such as the famous Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park. While one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia, Uluru, is also found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park about 450km south-west of Alice Springs.

Adventure Activities in the Northern Territory

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