Top Australia Attractions in its Northern Territory
Published on June 6th, 2014 | by Charu Suri
2 Top Australia Attractions in Australia’s Northern Territory
With a population of just 200,000 but land six times the size of Britain and three times the size of California, Australia’s Northern Territory gives you enough landmarks and leg room to
World Heritage sites are a given here, as are Aboriginal culture and photogenic landscapes (Uluru in broad daylight; beneath a canopy of stars; from a hot air balloon….the possibilities are vast). There’s no question that this area of the world is as expansive, raw and rugged as it gets: to be in the Northern Territory is to dance cheek to cheek with the great outdoors.
Here are can’t miss sights and ways to take in the Northern Territory:
Alice Springs / Larapinta Trail (photo credit: Allan Dixon)
“Top End” Australia Attractions: This region is the three northern tropical and sub-tropical regions of Darwin, Kakadu National Park and the Katherine region which is further south. You’ll find a tropical climate filled with rainforests, waterfalls and plenty of water-based sports as well as Aboriginal culture.
At Darwin’s doorstep you’ll find the waterfalls and waterholes of Litchfield National Park as well as the colorful Tiwi islands.
Uluru (photo credit: Shaana McNaught)
The “Red Center”: Often referred to as the real Australian Outback, the Red Center is what people think of when they hear the words “Northern Territory.” Here you’ll find the red as rust Uluru Rock, Alice Springs (the country’s most famous outback town) and Aboriginal art. Bush-walking? Yes, please.
Aboriginal Rock art (photo credit Peter Eve)
National Parks: The area is home to several national parks: Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Nitmiluk, which are Aboriginal names and are jointly run by Aboriginal people. If you’ve always wanted to play the didgeridoo and do dot painting, this is your chance to shine.
These parks also serve as Aboriginal rock art museums: get up close and personal with some of the oldest work in the world.
Working Holidays: The Northern Territory is an excellent place for a working holiday. There are several opportunities to do WWOOFing on organic farms, do construction projects in Darwin, work in the hospitality industry, do seasonal fruit picking and also cattle station work. Visit this site for more information.
That concludes the Top Australia Attractions! Hope you enjoyed it!