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Northern Territory (NT) Travel Guide

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The Northern Territory is known for its big rocks, red dirt, billabongs and waterfalls, big towns of Darwin and Alice Springs, crocodiles and indigenous culture. There is so much to see and do from the lush, tropical north often called the ’Top End’ to the desert outback in central Australia often called the ‘red Centre’. Find out how you can visit the Northern Territory from my blog posts. But first, some facts about the Northern Territory.


About the NT

Capital: Darwin
Population: 245,000
Best time to Visit: Dry season between May to October when days are warm with cool nights. November to April is the wet season when you may encounter a few cyclones and wet and humid weather. Temperatures can also hover in the 30s to 40 degree Celsius (86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) at this time.
How to Get to the NT: Fly into Darwin International Airport if you are coming from overseas. If in Australia, fly into one of the domestic airports in Darwin, Ayers Rock (Yulara) or Alice Springs. Catch the train (The Ghan travels between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin). Bus travel is an option, though distances are very long. I once took the bus from Alice Springs to Darwin and it took 18 (very, very long) hours. Many drive their own vehicle going up or down the centre.


Northern Territory Map Of Highlights to Visit.

© Sharyn McCullum  

Northern Territory Highlights

Alice Springs
Uluru and red centre
Adelaide, South Australia

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I always wanted to do some crocodile spotting in Kakadu National Park and now was my chance. You can visit the area independently but as I had limited time and was travelling on my own, I thought I would take a tour into Kakadu National Park. There was...

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Uluru Or Ayers Rock On A Bright Sunny Day With Blue Sky And Rock Is A Beautiful Red Surrounded By Desert Weed In The Northern Territory.
Golden Sandy Beach With Tall Buildings Along The Edge Of The Sand On The Gold Coast, Queensland.
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Sydney Opera House With Sydney Harbour Bridge Behind It On A Bright Sunny Day.
Three Bronze Pigs In Rundle Mall, Adelaide. One Looking In A Bin. One Sitting and One Standing.
Parliament House in Canberra from War Museum.
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Ned Kelly Statue At Glenrowan, Victoria.