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welcome to the
northern territory

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

It’s vast and enormous, with space to explore, to be free, to discover, that other states just don’t seem to have. It’s a barren desert and a tropical oasis all at once and is just waiting for you to visit. 

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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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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.
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A Complete Guide To Ayers Rock Resort
Ayers Rock Resort is essentially the outback town of Uluru. It is the only place to stay, eat or shop – although there are many different options within the resort.
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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