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There’s something unquestionably unique about the Northern Territory. Rugged, remote, beautiful landscapes, with few people around and a history that dates back thousands of years. 

From the vast Red Centre in the south, to the tropical oasis of the Top End in the north, there is so much diversity to explore across the epic NT. 

It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture, incredible bucket list experience and breathtaking landscapes that are million of years old. They say the Territory is the answer, so there’s never been a better time to get out here and explore. 

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about the NT

Capital City: Darwin

Start here: northernterritory.com, or tourismtopend.com.au for the Top End and discovercentralaustralia.com for the Red Centre.

Stay connected & get featured: Follow @ntaustralia on Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest, @northernterritoryaustralia on Facebook and hashtag #NTaustralia to be featured.

Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre: 6 Bennett Street (corner Smith Street), Darwin City Centre | Ph: 1300 138 886 or (08) 8980 6000. 

Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre: Corner of Todd Mall & Parsons Street, Alice Springs | Ph: 1800 645 199 or (08) 8952 5800

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Uluru

Considered the spiritual heart of Australia, there is something just unbelievably magical about visiting Uluru for the first time. It’s easy to see why this incredible rock is such a sacred part of local Indigenous culture.

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latest posts from the nt
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The Best Can’t Miss Things To Do At Uluru
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A Complete Guide To The West MacDonnell Ranges
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Visiting The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs
The best wildlife experience in Australia’s great Red Centre is definitely a trip to Brolga’s Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most iconic furry friends.
The Astonishing Field of Light at Uluru
Take a glimpse inside artist Bruce Munro’s astonishing Field of Light, made up of thousands of tiny bulbs in the desert outback around Uluru.
The Road to Kata Tjuta
Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, are a must see when visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Make sure you check out the beautiful hikes through The Olgas, including the Valley of the Winds.
Discovering the Spiritual Heart of Australia at Uluru
Uluru holds a very special place in the heart of all Australians. If you’re off on your first trip to the magical Red Centre of Australia, here’s a guide to everything you need to know about visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National...
An Essential Travel Guide To Uluru (Ayers Rock)
A complete guide to everything you need to know for your first trip to the spiritual heart of Australia – Uluru and Ayers Rock.

The Road to Kata Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, also known as The Olgas, are a must see when visiting Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Make sure you check out the beautiful hikes through The Olgas, including the Valley of the Winds.

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everything you need to plan your visit to
the nt
important websites to help you plan

Weather reports in Darwin:  willyweather.com.au/nt/darwin/darwin.html

Road reports, conditions and closures: roadreport.nt.gov.au/home or ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport

Driving in remote areas: nt.gov.au/driving/safety/alcohol-drugs-and-driving

Cycling in the Top End: darwin.nt.gov.au/cyclepaths

Entering Aboriginal Land: nic.org.au

National Parks and whether they are open for visitors: nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves/check-park-open-darwin

Events in the Top End:  tourismtopend.com.au/events/whats-on

Looking out for saltwater crocodiles:  becrocwise.nt.gov.au

Cyclones and storms in the NT: pfes.nt.gov.au/emergency-service/public-safety-advice/shelters-in-the-nt.aspx

4WD permit for driving in Arnhem Land: dhimurru.com.au

For maps, brochures and guides to download:  discovercentralaustralia.com/visitor-information/brochures