NT-Highlights

The Northern Territory of Australia is a bit different to most other parts of the country. Darwin, located at the coast in the North, is the biggest city inhabiting 116.000 people. There are not too many other cities in the Northern Territory, but a lot of natural highlights around.

From crocodile spotting in the Katherine River, a visit of Ayers Rock (Uluru is its Aboriginal name), or tramping in the many National Parks like Kakadu National Park or Litchfield National Park, it has great potential to see another side of Australia.

Darwin itself is a nice, lively city and a good gateway to an Outback trip. From here you can fly really cheap (Air Asia etc.) to Bali as well. It is always warm in Darwin, but still not the best place for swimming in the sea as there is the occasional poisonous jellyfish, shark or crocodile around.

When driving further South you should visit Litchfield National Park. There are amazing Oasis like pools for a bath, waterfalls and you are always surrounded by Kakadus, Wallabies and other wildlife. Here is some information about campgrounds located in the Litchfield NP.

Katherine River has great walks with stunning views and there is always wildlife to watch (Hawks, Crocodiles, Kakadus etc.). Even kayaking in the dry season is an amazing experience, but always beware of the dangerous wildlife.

Further South is one of the most iconic spots in Australia, the Ayers Rock. Make sure you're there when the sun rises or sets, the colors change endless times during a sunrise or sunset. It is generally a very dry area, so the chances are very high to get a clear sky to see an amazing sky at night. You should also visit the Olgas (Kata Tjuta) next to Ayers Rock which are as impressive as their famous neighbor.

Alice Springs is not too far away from Uluru and one of the oldest settlements in Australia with lots of history from the early farmers.

Generally is the Northern Territory a place to be when interested in Aboriginal culture. There is a higher percentage of Aboriginals in the population compared to other regions and you can find a lot of ancestral Aboriginal art on rocks and in caves.

There are just two main seasons. Between April and October it is dry season which means less humid conditions, cooler climate (especially at night, the days are always warm) and less problems due to flooded roads.