Best things to do in Northern Territory and sightseeing in Northern Territory
Uluru - Northern Territory
Ok so what sort of Northern Territory list could miss this. I mean, it’s probably one of the first things you think of when you think of Australia… after kangaroos of course. But despite how clique Uluru is, it is still an amazing natural, spiritual, and historical destination. Uluru is accessible from Alice Springs… but that doesn’t mean it is nearby. You can visit it as part of a day trip, but I would highly recommend doing a multi day self guided or guided tour which visits other attractions in the area as well…. such as Kings Canyon.
Kings Canyon - Northern Territory
Tennant Creek - Northern Territory
Tennant Creek is one of those out of way, dusty, gritty towns which epitomizes “outback”. The town grew up around the gold mining industry, and is now a mix of descendents of those original gritty miners, and the local aboriginal population. This is one of those places where survival was tough and ingenuity was key. Tennant Creek is a convenient place to stop over if you are travelling by car or bus from Adelaide to Darwin, or from Townsville to Darwin. It’s worth spending a day there, learning about the mining culture of the area as well as the unique aboriginal perspective as well.
Katherine - Northern Territory
Nitmiluk - Northern Territory
Nitmiluk national park is famous for its aboriginal history and culture, as well as its stunning natural beauty. The highlight of this natural beauty is Katherine Gorge. The main thing to do in Nitmiluk national park, is to experience the gorge. For the more active, there are a variety of hikes available as well as kayaking opportunities. And for those who want a more relaxed visit, several boat cruises run throughout the day. The highlight of my visit was the evening boat cruise which included a delicious meal sourced from local ingredients – such as crocodile and barramundi.
Kakadu - Northern Territory
Darwin is the gateway to two pretty amazing national parks; Kakadu, and Litchfield. It is also the place to go if you want to get up close and personal with salt water crocodiles. (Just don’t get too close otherwise you may never be seen again!) If you do want to get up close and personal with crocs, there is one way that you can safely swim with them…. and that’s at the Crocoseum. Lauren and I went in the “cage of death” but I guess we were too skinny to be of any interest to the crocs, cause they all ignored us completely.
Darwin - Northern Territory
Darwin is one of those places that not many travellers to Australia get to visit – and yet the ones who do make it here end up staying! It seems that all the backpackers in Darwin end up staying there for long periods of time, working to replenish their travel funds…and you can pretty much find them all along one street. But working travellers isn’t the reason to come to Darwin. The main reason is to discover this tropical city