Things to do in Northern Territory
  • Uluru Sacred Sites Tour

    Uluru Sacred Sites Tour

    Uluru is more than a landmark. This world-heritage listed monolith has been a significant cultural site for the Aboriginal people for many centuries. Discovery the stories intertwined with Uluru and its surroundings on this fascinating tour. Hear stories, get close to significant sites and be enthralled as your guide shares ancient fables. You’ll experience:Guided Uluru…

  • 60 Minute Scenic Flight – Litchfield National Park

    60 Minute Scenic Flight – Litchfield National Park

    Departing from Darwin, enjoy a special 60 minute return scenic flight taking in the beauty of Litchfield’s treasures: Wangi Falls, Tolmer Falls, Sandy Creek Falls, Florence Falls and The Lost City! The return flight is also a treat. Take in the impressive sights of the Magnetic Termite Mounds and Darwin’s main water supply, the Darwin…

  • Arnhem Land Injalak Hill Full-Day Tour from Darwin

    Arnhem Land Injalak Hill Full-Day Tour from Darwin

    Our experiences are 100%indigenous guided, we fortunate to have the most amazing support from the traditional owners. We we are the only day tour company departing Darwin to have the permits and permission to explore Injalak Hill (one of the best rock art sites in Australia).

  • Licence to Thrill offroad tour in Darwin (3 people in a 4 seater vehicle)

    Licence to Thrill offroad tour in Darwin (3 people in a 4 seater vehicle)

    Have a blast in Darwin City’s closest National Park, exploring the WW11 sites that are part of a network of military sites that formed Australia’s front line defence. Today you will see historic ammunition storage bunkers and testing areas that were built in 1944 and used until the mid-1980s. We adventure around the park and…

  • Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley 1 Day 4WD Tour

    Chambers Pillar and Rainbow Valley 1 Day 4WD Tour

    Outback Elite Tours provides a unique, small group 4WD experience that takes you deep into the Red Centre’s beautiful and remote sand hill country, in comfort and style. You will discover the history of the early explorers, local Aboriginal culture, the iconic Simpson Desert and stunning landscapes and rock formations.This tour will provide you with…

  • 1-Hour Darwin Harbour Highlights Cruise

    1-Hour Darwin Harbour Highlights Cruise

    Departing from Stokes Hill Wharf at 1pm this Sea Darwin adventure cruise takes in the history, habitat and intrigue of Darwin Harbour. Travelling on a state of the art boat between sites of interest, this cruise cover the highlights of Darwin Harbour with real time commentary by a local guide.

  • Walk the Darwin Botanic Gardens

    Walk the Darwin Botanic Gardens

    Exploring George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens with a local guide who knows its significance to Darwin, its history and where to find its notable plants along with the flowers and birdlife, provides a totally different experience than if you walk these picturesque gardens on your own.

  • Jabiru 30 minute Scenic Flight

    Jabiru 30 minute Scenic Flight

    Best seen from the air, enjoy aerial views over the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National park on a 30 minute scenic flight departing from Jabiru. There is so much to see on this affordable fun flight from ancient escarpments to winding rivers and spectacular 1.8 billion years of continuous erosion. The highlights of this flight include The…

  • 2 Day Uluru Camping Adventure

    2 Day Uluru Camping Adventure

    Explore the mystery of Uluru and watch a breathtaking sunset over the worlds most iconic rock. Camp underneath a billion stars and hike between the magnificent domes of Kata Tjuta. We are the smallest family business in the big Red Centre and the only company to offer a tailored 2 day camping tour in the…

  • Discover Uluru: Aboriginal Art & Culture 4.5 Hours Tour

    Discover Uluru: Aboriginal Art & Culture 4.5 Hours Tour

    Discover sacred sights at Uluru with an Aboriginal Guide Learn about the symbols and painting styles used to create beautiful works of art Get hands-on and create your own dot painting masterpiece to take home Touch and feel traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering tools

  • 3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Accommodated Top End Safari

    3 Day 4WD Dragonfly Dreaming Accommodated Top End Safari

    Experience the rugged beauty of the Australian outback on a three-day 4WD lodge safari to Litchfield and Kakadu national parks. Your outback safari takes you on a private cruise through the Yellow Water Billabong, to Kakadu’s peerless indigenous rock art at Ubirr, and to Florence, Wangi, Twin and Jim Jim falls for tranquil swims in…

  • Uluru Sunrise and Guided Base Walk

    Uluru Sunrise and Guided Base Walk

    Enjoy a magical morning walking around the base of Uluru, watching the first sunlight of the day creep across the desert plains, slowly changing the color of your surroundings. This walk is 6.5-miles (11-kilometers) in length.

  • Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise with Drinks Included

    Tropical Light Sundowner Cruise with Drinks Included

    This cruise is a magical way to beGIN your evening in Darwin. This short one hour sunset soiree combines the setting of the tropical sun with the instant relaxation that comes with a sundowner.With a boutique Top End gin in your hand, you will unwind as a purr of the motors take you past a…

  • Scenic Flight: Lizard Safari

    Scenic Flight: Lizard Safari

    1hr Scenic Flight: Uluru, Kata Tjuta & Lake AmadeusFly over the Northern Territory’s largest salt lake and witness the spectacular contrast of colors. Fully experience the Australian desert environment, with the possibility of seeing wild camels. Enjoy guaranteed window seats on all flights. Your professional pilot will provide you expert commentary along the way.

  • Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

    Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

    The Top Didj Cultural Experience has been developed to offer visitors to the Katherine Region, a unique cultural interaction with the aboriginal people. This is achieved by introducing Manuel Pamkal from the Dalabon tribe. Manuel will teach visitors the traditional way of living in the bush as he experienced as a child. He will tell…

  • Darwin City Sightseeing Tour

    Darwin City Sightseeing Tour

    Explore the ancient history and modern vibrancy of Darwin on a half-day sightseeing tour. Travel by coach and listen as your local guide shares commentary about the tropical city’s natural and cultural attractions. Delve into Aboriginal art at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and stroll past fragrant orchid blooms at the…

  • Overnight Uluru Adventure

    Overnight Uluru Adventure

    Journey into Australia’s dusty Red Centre and experience for yourself two of the continent’s star attractions. Explore the immense rock domes of Kata Tjuta, witness an unforgettable Uluru sunset and enjoy a delicious spread of produce with local native food. Encounter the world’s biggest rock up close on a walk around its base, learn of…

  • Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner

    Ayers Rock Day Trip from Alice Springs Including Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Sunset BBQ Dinner

    Experience the wonders of Kata Tjuta & Uluru as part of your Northern Territory adventure. Travel in air-conditioned comfort, hear intriguing stories and learn the secrets of this unique world-renowned destination. We provide meals, beverages and snacks so all you have to do is focus on your incredible surroundings. Combining luxury with exploration and discovery,…

  • West MacDonnell Ranges Half – Day Tour

    West MacDonnell Ranges Half – Day Tour

    The West MacDonnell Ranges half-day tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historical locations. Tour attractions include hotel pickup, Anzac Hill, John Flynn’s Grave Historical Reserve, Simpsons Gap,…

  • Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

    Bombing of Darwin World War II Tour with Harbour Cruise

    See how the Second World War was experienced in Australia on a WWII historical tour of Darwin. This poignant tour highlights the memorials and sites of the war, explains the bombing of Darwin, and visits Darwin’s historic bases, museums and military precincts. You’ll also cruise the harbor to see the site of a wartime shipwreck…

  • West MacDonnell Ranges- Half Day Trip from Alice Springs

    West MacDonnell Ranges- Half Day Trip from Alice Springs

    The panoramic landscapes of the West MacDonnell Ranges are extraordinary for their immensity and array of sunburnt oranges, maroons and purples. View spectacular outback scenery and take photos as we travel along through magnificent Outback Country, stopping at the many historic locations. As we depart town, we will stop at the historical Flynn’s Grave Memorial.…

  • Helicopter Scenic: Lizard Safari

    Helicopter Scenic: Lizard Safari

    Flying slow and keeping low, like a lizard, this helicopter flight from Ayers Rock offers exceptional viewing opportunities of Australia’s Red Center. See the unspoiled beauty of the Northern Territory desert as you take in the vast splendor of Lake Amadeus on this extended helicopter flight. Look for camels roaming where the salt lake meets…

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in 3 Days

    Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kings Canyon in 3 Days

    This three-day independent coach tour includes meet and greet at Ayers Rock Airport with a transfer to your hotel, the highlights of Uluru (Ayers Rock), including two nights at Ayers Rock Resort in your choice of accommodation. Experience the majesty of this monolith, the neighboring Kata Tjuta (Olgas) and the magnificent Kings Canyon rim walk.

  • Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Darwin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Tour Darwin at your own pace with a 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off pass. See fabulous views from the open-top double-decker bus and get on and off at 10 convenient stops, including Crocosaurus Cove, the waterfront precinct and Fort Hill Wharf. Stay as long as you like at the attractions of your choice, then hop…

  • License to Thrill: 1.5 Hour Off-road Tour in Darwin (1 person: 2 seater vehicle)

    License to Thrill: 1.5 Hour Off-road Tour in Darwin (1 person: 2 seater vehicle)

    Have a blast in Darwin City’s closest National Park, exploring the WW11 sites that are part of a network of military sites that formed Australia’s front line defence. Today you will see historic ammunition storage bunkers and testing areas that were built in 1944 and used until the mid-1980s. We adventure around the park and…


All about Northern Territory

When to visit

Aussie weather is hot, but the Northern Territory turns up the heat even higher, especially in summer. Temperatures can easily climb over 100°F (38°C) from December through March, and this is also the wet season, when flooding can limit road access to the national parks. A smarter choice is to plan your trip between May and September when the (comparatively) cooler, dryer weather is ideal for hiking and exploring.

Getting around

Both planes and long-distance buses connect Darwin and Adelaide with the Red Centre. Once there, you’ll need your own transport—or to join a tour—to explore the remote Outback region. Further north, Darwin is easy to get around on foot or by public transport, but the only way to get to the Northern Territory’s national parks is by car. Consider a 4WD, especially if traveling in the wet season.

Traveler tips

One of the Northern Territory’s most impressive wildlife encounters takes place on a 1.5-hour speedboat ride from Darwin to Bare Sand Island. Head there at sunrise or sunset to spot flatback and olive ridley turtles nesting and hatching on the island’s protected beaches.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Northern Territory best known for?

The Northern Territory is home to Australia’s most iconic natural landmark—Uluru or Ayers Rock—which lies at the heart of the Red Centre. Along with nearby Kings Canyon and the Olgas, other Top End must-sees include the Kakadu National Park, Nitmiluk National Park, and the state capital of Darwin.

Why do people visit Northern Territory?

Travelers venture into Australia’s Red Centre to marvel at the natural wonders of Uluru, Kata Tjuta (the Olgas), and Kings Canyon. In the state’s north, Darwin is the gateway to Kakadu National Park (the largest in Australia), Litchfield National Park, and the Katherine Gorge at Nitmiluk National Park.

Is Darwin worth visiting?

Yes. Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and the gateway to Kakadu National Park. The coastal city is known for its saltwater crocodiles, rich Aboriginal heritage, and lively cultural scene. For fun, watch the sunset at the beach, browse the night markets, and explore Darwin’s foodie hot spots.

How long do you need in the Northern Territory?

For a weeklong trip to the Northern Territory, it’s best to choose one or two destinations—either Darwin and Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks or the Red Centre, Uluru, and Nitmiluk National Park. To see it all, plan a 2-week trip and include the beaches of Arnhem Land.

What is the best month to visit the Northern Territory?

Dry season (May through September) is the best time, as it’s when the Outback heat is most manageable, and you’ll have full access to the national parks. Visit in May or June to avoid the crowds, or in August for seasonal events like the Darwin Festival and Uluru Camel Cup.

Is 2 nights in Uluru enough?

Yes, two nights is ideal for a Uluru visit. You’ll be able to watch the sunrise and sunset over Uluru, hike the base walk, and explore neighboring Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Consider spending three or four nights to include a visit to nearby Kings Canyon.