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Northern Territory is a large federal territory of Australia. The Northern Territory occupies a large portion of the mainland, between Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

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  • Adelaide River (Arnhem Highway)

    The Adelaide River snakes its way south from the Van Diemen Gulf, through Djukbinj National Park, to the Adelaide River settlement on the Stuart Highway. The river is perhaps best known for its popular ‘jumping crocodile’ cruises, run by a number of different operators. The crocodile cruises are located about...

  • Adelaide River ( Stuart Highway )

    The Adelaide River settlement is located on the banks of the river, 114 kilometres south of Darwin. The scenic village has a rich history and was the site of a major military headquarters during World War II. It is a small community with a population of just 250 and an...

  • Aileron

    Aileron is a welcome rest stop along the Stuart Highway offering meals, accommodation, fuel and is located close to Ryan Well Historical Reserve. Aileron Hotel and Roadhouse is located 132 kilometres north of Alice Springs and 370 kilometres south of Tennant Creek. A giant sculpture of an Aboriginal warrior (Anmatjere...

  • Alice Springs

    Alice Springs is a town of 30,000 people located on the banks of the usually dry Todd River in Central Australia. This well appointed oasis in the desert is equipped with a wide range of facilities, attractions, tours and accommodation. Anzac Hill in the centre of Alice Springs provides a...

  • Alice Springs Airport

    Located 15 kilometres from the town, Alice Springs airport is modern and compact. The airport's travel facilities include left-luggage, lost property services, showers, toilets and baby-change rooms. There are ATMs and public telephones, internet access, a post box, and a tourist information stand. The cafe and bar serve meals, snacks...

  • Alice Springs and Surrounds

    The area surrounding Alice Springs is a land of deep chasms and gorges carved though rust coloured ranges. The desert landscape is punctuated by unexpected oases and waterholes and ancient meteorite craters. It is home to an ancient people whose culture is alive and well. Alice Springs sits at the junction...

  • Alice Springs Area

    Alice Springs is a diverse and vibrant outback town. Situated on the banks of the Todd River (which only occasionally runs with water) ‘Alice’ is famous for its colourful characters and relaxed atmosphere. Travellers can enjoy the view from Anzac Hill, browse the Araluen Cultural Precinct, learn about the hardships...

  • Arnhem Land

    Arnhem Land is made up of 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Travellers wishing to visit Arnhem Land must obtain a permit in advance from the Northern Land Council. Alternatively, many organised tours visit the region, and...

  • Arnhem Land Area

    Arnhem Land is made up of 91,000 square kilometres of unspoiled wilderness bordered by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Travellers wishing to visit Arnhem Land must obtain a permit in advance from the Northern Land Council. Alternatively, many organised tours visit the region,...

  • Australia Motor Camper Rentals

    With Australia Motor Camper Rentals (AMCR) you can explore Australia in a fully equipped two or three person campervan or a two, four, five or six person motorhome. In your own campervan or motorhome from AMCR, you are offered the economy, flexibility and independence required to explore all the...

  • Barkly Tablelands Area

    The vast Barkly Tablelands stretch east of Tennant Creek into Queensland and, at more than 280,000 square kilometres, cover about 20 per cent of the Territory's land mass. The Barkly is known for its golden grasslands and wide blue skies that give it that distinctive sense of the space and freedom...

  • Barrow Creek

    Barrow Creek is situated 283 kilometres north of Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. Set against the backdrop of the Forster Ranges, Barrow Creek’s proximity to a freshwater spring made it one of the outback’s more pleasant stops for pioneers. Many travellers stop at Barrow Creek to visit the Telegraph...

  • Barunga

    Located 90 kilometres south-east of Katherine, Barunga is well known for its annual indigenous cultural and sporting festival which is usually held over the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June. Aboriginal people from all parts of the Northern Territory gather in Barunga for four days of cultural activities, dancing, arts...

  • Batchelor

    Batchelor is best known as the gateway to Litchfield National Park. Located 98 kilometres south of Darwin, just off the Stuart Highway (Explorer’s Way) and with a population of 358, Batchelor is an excellent base from which to explore Litchfield. Tourism became Batchelor’s key industry when Litchfield was declared a...

  • Bathurst Island

    Bathurst and Melville Islands located approximately 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Arafura Sea, make up the Tiwi Islands. Collectively the Aboriginal population call themselves the Tiwi people. Nguiu is the largest of several Aboriginal communities on Bathurst Island. While there is basic infrastructure and food stores in the...

  • Berrima

    This delightful historic destination in the Southern Highlands is just 122 kilometres south west of Sydney and has a unique collection of Georgian, sandstone homes and public buildings from the 19th century. There are craft galleries, coffee shops and tea houses, making it a great short break. Browse through the many...

  • Berry Springs

    Visitors to Berry Springs will find a general store, petrol station and camping and caravan facilities. The small settlement is mostly visited by people wanting to explore the Territory Wildlife Park and Berry Springs Nature Reserve. Located an hours drive south of Darwin, the reserve protects a large part of...

  • Borroloola

    Borroloola is a remote fishing community on the McArthur River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This historic town is considered the gateway to the Gulf region and is famed for its excellent fishing. Borroloola can be accessed via the Carpentaria Highway from Daly Waters in the Northern Territory or on...

  • Cape Crawford

    Cape Crawford is a remote stop, home of the famous Heartbreak Hotel, at the junction of the Carpentaria and Tablelands Highway. Despite the first part of its name, Cape Crawford is situated approximately 120 kilometres from the ocean and is so named because it is situated at the northern extremity...

  • Central Aboriginal Experiences

    Central Aboriginal Experiences (CAE) is the name of the Alice Springs Indigenous Tourism Hub. CAE is working with a number of Aboriginal owned businesses offering tourism products throughout the Central Australian region. CAE gives visitors the opportunity to book one or multiple tourism products in varying locations through one direct number,...

  • Cobourg Peninsula

    The Cobourg Peninsula is home to some of the best reef and tropical sports fishing locations in the world. Situated on the western tip of Arnhem Land, Garig Gunak Barlu National Park encompasses most of this remote peninsula, which features sandy beaches, coastal grasslands, mangroves, rainforest patches, swamps, lagoons, coral...

  • Cooinda

    The township of Cooinda is located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, on the banks of the Yellow Water Billabong, recognised as one of the most spectacular wetlands in the world. Cooinda is home to the Warradjan Cultural Centre where visitors can gain an insight into the culture of...

  • Croker Island

    Croker Island is approximately one hour via light plane from Darwin and located at the meeting place of the Arafura Sea and the Timor Sea. The traditional owners are the Yammirr people and a permit from the Northern Land Council is required for all visitors to the island. Many Aboriginal...

  • Daly River

    Easily accessed from Darwin, this area is a popular destination for fisherman and easy weekend trips. The Daly River settlement, or the ‘Daly’ as locals fondly refer to it, has a population of around 560 and is located 110 kilometres west off the Stuart Highway. The Daly River crossing was...

  • Daly Waters

    Daly Waters is located 274 kilometres south of Katherine near the junction of the Stuart and Carpentaria Highways. Despite the tiny population of the settlement, the Daly Waters’ Pub is one of the Territory’s most famous watering holes. One of the oldest buildings in the Northern Territory, the pub is...

  • Darwin

    Darwin, the Northern Territory’s vibrant capital, is a city with influences that are as much Asian as they are western. A city with dozens of nationalities sharing an easy-going lifestyle, Darwin is located on a peninsular with the sea on three sides. It is a place unvisited by winter where...

  • Darwin and Surrounds

    The tropical Top End is dramatic, vibrant and friendly, and offers a range of experiences. Darwin, the Northern Territory’s cosmopolitan capital, is a great place to begin exploring. The city offers a range of accommodation and facilities, and is a popular holiday destination, thanks to its relaxed charm and proximity...

  • Darwin Area

    Darwin, the Northern Territory’s vibrant capital, is a city with influences that are as much Asian as they are western. A city with dozens of nationalities sharing an easy-going lifestyle, Darwin is located on a peninsular with the sea on three sides. It is a place unvisited by winter where...

  • Darwin International Airport

    The Northern Territory's only international airport, Darwin Airport is located 12.5 kilometres from central Darwin, and operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The airport is equipped with modern facilities and retail and dining outlets. There are shops in both the domestic and international areas for last-minute souvenirs,...

  • Dundee Beach

    Dundee Beach is a relaxed coastal town and popular fishing spot 120 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Situated on the shores of Fog Bay, this tiny settlement is a popular weekend destination for Darwin locals, where many own a ‘beach shack’. Fishing is popular at the nearby Perron Islands, Point Blaze, Finniss...

  • Dunmarra

    Located 300 kilometres south of Katherine, Dunmarra is a small settlement on the historical Overland Telegraph Line. Today, the town is little more than a roadhouse providing fuel, motel accommodation, a caravan park and other services to travellers. An interesting story is associated with the area’s name, Overland Telegraph linesman,...

  • East MacDonnell Ranges

    The East MacDonnell Ranges are a hidden treasure. Stretching 100 kilometres east of Alice Springs, the East MacDonnell Ranges provide beautiful scenery for bush walking, camping and four-wheel driving. To the local Eastern Arrernte people, this area is the Dreamtime birthplace of the mountain range. Places like Emily and Jessie...

  • Elliott

    Elliott, the halfway point between Darwin and Alice Springs, 250 kilometres north of Tennant Creek, is predominantly a service provider to surrounding pastoralists. The town has a population of 700 and was named after Army Lieutenant Snow Elliott who established an army staging camp in the area for northbound troops...

  • Finke

    Finke Gorge National Park, 140 kilometres west of Alice Springs, covers an area of 46,000 hectares, and includes the striking desert oasis Palm Valley, home to a diverse range of plant species, many of which are rare and unique to the area. The Red Cabbage Palm is found only in...

  • Goulburn Islands

    The North and South Goulburn Islands are located in Auray Bay off the northern Arnhem Land coast. The islands are Aboriginal-owned and permits from the Northern Land Council are essential for all visitors. The Goulburn Islands are not set up for tourism, but intrepid sailors and fishermen may occasionally find...

  • Groote Eylandt

    Groote Eylandt means ‘big island’ in Dutch, and is indeed the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Dutch were the first Europeans to record the existence of the island, located 630 kilometres by air from Darwin off the east coast of Arnhem Land. Ownership today has been returned...

  • Gulf Area

    The remote Gulf area stretches east of Katherine to the Queensland border and meets the Gulf of Carpentaria, a shallow sea between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The area, home to four main indigenous language groups, includes many large Australian cattle stations. The Gulf is one of Australia’s most exciting...

  • Gunbalanya/Oenpelli

    Gunbalanya/Oenpelli is an Aboriginal community on the eastern border of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park at the base of the Arnhem Land escarpment. Being part of Arnhem Land, travellers wanting to visit Gunbalanya/Oenpelli require a permit before visiting. Permits can be obtained from the Injalak Art and Craft Centre. An...

  • Hermannsburg

    Originally a German Lutheran mission in the 1880s, Hermannsburg retains some historic buildings including a stone church and schoolhouse giving it an unusual character. It is located on Larapinta Drive, 130 kilometres south west of Alice Springs near the entrance to Finke National Park and Palm Valley. Hermannsburg is also known...

  • Highway Visitor Information Centre Townsville

    The Highway Visitor Information Centre is located on the Bruce Highway, south of Townsville at Stuart. This accredited Visitor Information Centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Highway Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things...

  • Howard Springs

    Howard Springs is a rural area on the outskirts of Darwin that features mango farms and picturesque rustic surrounds. Howard Springs Nature Park is a great place to enjoy natural springs, view long necked turtles and feed the huge barramundi that live there. There is a 1.8 kilometre walking track...

  • Humpty Doo

    Humpty Doo, one of the oldest areas of Darwin, is located in the rural area, approximately 40 kilometres from the centre of town. Often remembered for the failed attempt to grow rice in the district in the 1950s, the settlement now acts as a service centre for the rural district...

  • Jabiru

    Nestled near the spectacular Arnhem Land Escarpment in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Jabiru was established as a mining town in the 1970s. It is the only Australian town set inside a national park, and is now the main service area for Kakadu, offering a range of accommodation and facilities. The...

  • Kakadu Area

    World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is a place of rugged escarpments, lush wetlands and cascading waterfalls covering over 19,000 square kilometres. Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and can be entered from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway or via Pine Creek on the Kakadu Highway. Entry fees now apply to...

  • Kakadu Region

    World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park is a landscape of contrasts. Beneath waters dotted with lotus flowers, saltwater crocodiles lurk, jagged peaks of towering escarpments hide pockets of monsoon rainforest and waterfalls cascade into pools fringed with paperbarks, pandanus and cycads. Travellers can view the spectacular Jim Jim Falls, browse through...

  • Katherine

    Katherine is the third-largest town in the Northern Territory, with a population of around 8,000 and is located 300 kilometres south of Darwin. The town was named by the explorer John McDouall Stuart, after Catherine, the daughter of his benefactor. The region is home to the Jawoyn Aboriginal people. Katherine...

  • Katherine Airport

    Katherine Airport is 15 kilometres south of the town centre on the Stuart Highway. This small airport services charter flights only. Its passenger terminal houses public toilets and telephones but is without retail or food outlets so make sure you pack everything you need to take on board. There are...

  • Katherine and Surrounds

    While its star attraction is undoubtedly the famous Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Katherine and its surrounds include great fishing, hidden natural wonders and a rich indigenous and pioneering history. The region stretches from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the West Australian border. Around 300 kilometres south of Darwin, Katherine...

  • Katherine Area

    While its star attraction is undoubtedly the famous Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Katherine and its surrounds include great fishing, hidden natural wonders and a rich indigenous and pioneering history. The region stretches from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the West Australian border. Around 300 kilometres south of Darwin, Katherine...

  • Katherine Visitor Information Centre

    The Katherine Visitor Information Centre's prime objective is to foster and promote tourism in and around the Katherine region. They are located on the corner of Stuart Highway and Lindsay Street in Katherine, and offer a wide selection of brochures and booklets on the fascinating attractions of the area, as...

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