Visit Northern Territory
The best places to visit in Australia's outback
With its vast, dusty landscape and intriguing rock formations, the Northern Territory will show you a different side to Australia, far removed from the palm trees and white sands of its coastline. Here, you can travel hundreds of miles without passing a single town, with nothing before you but the red desert sands of the Outback. These are our favourite stops to include on your Northern Territory holiday.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park
One of Australia’s most recognised symbols, the enormous orange monolith of Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock, dominates the desert skyline. It’s found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, also home to Kata Tjuta, a cluster of huge rocky domes otherwise known as The Olgas. To reach the park, head for Alice Springs and drive, or fly from any major city. You’ll need at least 3–4 days to see it all.
Capital of the Northern Territory and gateway to the Top End, Darwin is a lively place with a mixture of western, Asian and aboriginal cultures, as evident in its food, music and style. Come for the Mindil Beach Sunset Market or get out of town and explore Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, keeping an eye out for jumping crocodiles on the Adelaide River.