Christmas 2000 was spent staying with friends living in Alice Springs We visited The Canyon, Ross River Homestead, Uluru and Kings Canyon all of which were outstanding highlights of my visit and impossible to choose between.
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HOW TO DO THE TRIPADVISOR TOP 10
There’s no shortage of things to see and do in the Northern Territory. TripAdvisor’s list of the 10 best places and activities will take your breath away! Here’s how to get the most out of each experience.
On the Indian Ocean it was struck by a Japanese air raid on 19 February, 1942, when 188 warplanes attacked during World War II, killing at least 243 people and then on Christmas Day, 1974 cyclone Tracy struck, killing 71 people.
Mind Beach, markets, open-air Deckchair Cinema, sailing, Indigenous artists and galleries.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AROUND DARWIN
Not visited by winter and with a relaxed, small-town feel, Darwin is the tropical capital of the Northern Territory that’s perched on a harbour fives times the size of Sydney’s. Darwin is famous for its multicultural food, outdoor markets, waterside attractions and a warm holiday vibe year-round. Here are 10 of Darwin’s must-do experiences.
A local’s guide to art and culture around Darwin
In the Australian outback, watch it change from sunrise to sunset, 9-kilometre circuit around the base and experience the spiritual heart of Australia, walking tracks, the traditional land of the Ananou people, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
The Red Centre Light Traila new six-day journey that captivates the visual senses
Top 10 things to do around Uluru
In the middle of the desert and gateway to the Red Centre, galleries, Aboriginal art centres and Desert Park. Either side of Alice Springs is the East and West MacDonnell Ranges spreading hundreds of kilometres, 350 million years of sculpting by the elements and one of the oldest regions in the world. Simpsons Gap, Stanley Chasm, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge, Mount Sonder, Glen Helen Gorge, Trephine ‘Gorge, Larapinta Trail, Mount Zeil is 1531 metres. There is a large Eastern Arrernte Aboriginal rock painting at Emily Gap, over 6000 prehistoric rock carvings, art sites
ALICE SPRINGS CENTRAL ART TRAIL Alice Springs is the capital of the Red Centre and is abundant with heritage, cultural and art expereinces suitable for all visiting age groups. The Alice Springs Central Art Trail contains amazing Aboriginal artworks, jewellery, crafts and events unique to Australia. There are nine art stops, along with two iconic events on this trail that will guarantee unforgettable experiences.
Red Centre Local’s Tips: Aboriginal culture
AYAL ABORIGINAL TOURS
KAKADU CULTURAL TOURS
MERCER KAKADU CROCODILE HOTEL
NORTH AUSTRALIAN HELICOPTERS
Located in Watarrka National Park, staying at Kings Creek Station the scenic helicopter ride over the spectacular gorge views was amazing. There is the 6-kilometre rim walk and less challenging option is the Kings Canyon floor walk.
The ancient red rock formations of Kata Tjuta rise from the dusty land to make an incredible sight in Central Australia. Witness the spectacular rocks as they appear to change colour and immerse yourself in the Aboriginal stories of this special place, 500 million years in the making.
Traditional owners, Ananou people have inhabited this land for more than 22,000years, also known as the Olgas. The ranges are said to have been formed 500 million years ago with some of the domes reading over 500 metres above the plain. The 36 domes are spread over more than 20 square kilometres with walking trails ranging from short and easy to longer and more challenging.
RED CETNRE WAY
Alice Springs, West MacDonnell ranges, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuita and Uluru.
LICHFIELD NATIONAL PARK Wangi Falls
TOP 10 SWIMMING SPOTS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
The Northern Territory has more than its fair share of pristine waterholes – swim under one of the majestic waterfalls in the Top End or soak up the sun on a spectacular inland beach in the Red Centre.
12 awesome activities not to miss in the Red Centre
THE ULTIMATE KAKADU ACCOMMODATION GUIDE
Need to recharge the batteries and escape the hustle and bustle of the city? No matter what your taste or budget is, Kakadu National Park has an overwhelming array of accommodation options to suit every type of traveller and holiday experience. But the best place to start is by deciding what type of accommodation you are looking for. Looking for wild-bush luxury accommodation or a romantic escape? Wanting a holiday with the family? Needing to get away from it all on a solo or group adventure? Want a budget-conscious yet enjoyable escape?.
LUXURY IN THE REMOTE OUTBACK
The ultimate guide to amping up your glamping experience in Australia’s Red Centre. When you think of Australia’s outback you probably imagine tumbleweeds and sweaty bushwalks. You think of taking a campervan and making up your itinerary as you go. But do you think of luxury? Probably not – so get ready to have your world flipped! Here’s a glamorous side of the NT you’ve never seen before.
Darwin and Share a smile with a crocodile
Take on the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove, Australia’s only crocodile dive and the world’s largest display of Aussie reptiles.
A Journey Through Kakadu
Litchfield National Park Waterfalls
Litchfield National Park is filled with lush woodlands, spectacular waterfalls and sparkling plunge pools. Look out for Buley Rockhole and Florence, Tolmer and Wangi Falls.
Uluru by foot
There are many ways to experience the majesty of Uluru. A walking tour with an Aboriginal guide is recommended to really appreciate the grand scale of this impressive icon.
Wattarka National Park (Kings Canyon)
Road trip: Adelaide to Darwin in 14 days
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Kakadu National Park
Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park
Karla Karlu, Devils Marbles
Litchfield National Park
Mary River National Park