Northern Territory Things to Do

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Northern Territory Things to Do

  • Jumping Croc Cruise

    Darwin Things to Do

    The park is the home of overfed crcodiles. They are ugly, so much so that only their mothers could love them - or not. Crocs are cannibals. The park's crocodiles are overfed so they won't kill each other. The lagoon has a feeding station at which the crocs are encourages to 'jump' into the air and catch a chicken. Note, they do not 'jump', but swim...

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  • West MacDonnell Ranges

    Alice Springs Things to Do

    I visited the West MacDonnell ranges with Emu Run Tours. The day-trip consisted of visits to Flynn's Grave, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Bighole, Orche Pits, Ormiston Gorge & Glen Helen for A$99 tea, lunch and park entrance fee included (circa 2003). Ellery Creek Bighole is one of Central Australia's most pristine waterholes and is...

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  • Mindil Beach Markets

    4 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Things to Do

    The Mindil Beach Market really is almost a compulsory must do when in Darwin – and it was so good that Lady Gaw and I braved the hoards of tourists and locals and went there twice – and both on the very popular Thursday late afternoon and into the evening. (Market is also open Sunday afternoon/evening). Perhaps one of the great drawing attractions...

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  • Visit Litchfield National Park

    Darwin Things to Do

    The Falls and pool are iconic. Photographs of swimmers cavorting in the pool beneath the falls appear in "Visit Australia" brochures. Rather than swim, we walked up a footpath through the forest where we could see the falls in a natural state.

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  • Aquascene - Darwin Fish Feeding

    4 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Things to Do

    We drove down to Doctors Gully the last morning we were in Darwin to catch the fish feeding. Like many other people who arrived we were a little late but still enjoyed our visit. The area has a nice section of mangroves growing waterside which were nice to view. The tide was in and the water looked good. Would have been better if we had witnessed...

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  • Aviation Heritage Centre

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Things to Do

    If aviation is your interest then any trip to Darwin should include a visit to the Aviation Centre. containing a few planes including a B52 and exibits it details Darwins role in WW2 and the links Darwin has maintained ever since with the aviation industry. OPEN: 7 days 9am - 5pm COSTS: Adult $11, Children $6 concession and family applies

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  • Skydive

    Darwin Things to Do

    Skydiving in the territory is awesome! The views are fantastic, and it will be an experience you never forget. A tandem jump costs around between $290 and $350, depending on the height you jump from. I highly recommend you fork out the extra $$$ and jump from the highest altitude possible...the freefall is much longer, and more enjoyable. If you...

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  • Visitor Information Centre

    Darwin Things to Do

    Get a copy of the Destination Darwin Visitor Guide as soon as you arrive - you'll find it at hotels, hostels, airport etc. Or at the Visitor Information Centre This booklet has everything in it - hotels, shopping, tours etc. But, what I loved the most was the maps. Small, easy to read and easy to put in your pocket

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  • Sources for Northern Territory...

    Wikipedia's Northern Territory information is extensive and quite good. The Royal Automobile Association (RAA) six-page Strip Map for Alice Springs to Darwin via the Stuart Highway has considerable detail and is excellent. Although it has less detail than the RAA strip maps, the Locality Map for Karlu Karlu (Devil's Marbles Conservation Reserve) by...

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  • VISIT THE MANY NATIONAL PARKS IN THE...

    To travel through this vast part of Australia known as the Northern Territory is to have the opportunity to visit some of the greatest National Parks in the Country if not the world. Parks such as ULURU (Ayers Rock) A huge monolith nearly a 1000 feet high and five miles around the base. This for me was a wonderful experience being from the East...

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  • Chambers Pillar & Rainbow Valley MUST...

    The Chambers Pillar is best seen at Sunrise, check times and get up early! The history with both famous explorers having signed/etched their names and others from the 1800's is amazing to see. The Aboriginal Dreamtime Tale makes this place a little more interesting too.A major landmark with both traditional and more modern heritage makes for a...

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  • Kings Canyon - Watarrka

    Kings Canyon would have to be one of the most incredible of the many natural rock carved mountains of the outback in the middle of Australia. Probably my favourite, located in Watarrka National Park it etches out a very rugged pathway and in the hot dry of the summer when I visited I thought the heat would just about kill me, yet I proudly made the...

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  • The Devil's Marbles

    This odd collection of large boulders seems out of place in the barren desert landscape. The local Aboriginals say they are the eggs of the rainbow serpent. Our tour bus stopped here overnight for some basic camping. The lack of amenities was made more bearable with a party under the stars and a concoction of our homemade "devil's brew".

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  • Katherine Gorge / Nitmiluk NP

    Katherine Gorge is actually a series of 13 gorges on the Katherine River. You can enjoy the park by hiking one of many trails or by taking a 2hr cruise along the Katherine River. You may spot fresh water crocodiles along the way. There are also camping facilities available and canoes for rent.

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  • Kings Canyon

    The sheer rock cut is amazing to see. Take the time and follow one of the walks there. The 6km Kings Canyon Walk will take you right along the edge of the canyon. But be careful not to stand too close, for there are no railings to protect you. It is also advised to remove your hat before approaching the edge because a sudden gust of wind could send...

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  • Jumping Crocodiles

    A visit to view the crocodiles in their natural habitat is a must. The Adelaide River along the Arnhem highway is home to hundreds of crocs. Several tours operate river cruises where you can see the crocs basking in the sun or getting a little energetic and jumping up from the water for a free feed.

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  • Grove Hill Heritage

    If you want to see some real, old, traditional outback folk then this is the place to come. A stop here to quench your thirst will fill your memories with tales to make your sides ache from the laughing! A better bunch of characters you won't meet - Stan and Mary will welcome you to their accommodation-cum-bar-cum-museum and share their tales with...

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  • Smith Point

    Smith Point is in the northwest of the Northern Territory; it is the top of the Top End and is washed by the Timor Sea which is part of the Indian Ocean. Access to Smith Point is via an unsealed road.There are two campsites at Smith Point, Campsite 1 is for those without generators and Campsite 2 for those using generators.

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  • Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

    Garig Gunak Barlu is a national park located around the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory. It is approximately 216 km northeast of Darwin and was established by joining the former Gurig National Park and the Cobourg Marine Park.The park consists of the land of Cobourg Peninsula, Burford Island, the Sir George Hope Islands, Mogogout Island...

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  • KataTjuta National Park

    Not far from Uluru is KataTjuta National Park.In my opinion the best park as the scenery is amazing.I recommend taking the long hike through the park 6-8 hours to truly apprieciate this incredible site.

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  • Travel to Uluru

    Travel around 4 hours drive from Alice Springs to Uluru National Park and enjoy this icon of Australia.Located here you will find resorts,camping grounds,supermarket,restaruants,petrol station,etc.I recommend hiking around the base of the rock rather than climbing up the top as 1 to respect the indigenous owners request2 to get away from the...

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  • Mindil Beach Market, Darwin

    On certain days of the week (currently Sunday and Thursday), the area next to Sky City Casino/Hotel comes alive with a huge variety of stalls and entertainment. There are lots of different craft stalls, a large choice of food stalls with choices 'from 5 continents' and the option to watch the fabulous sunset from Mindil Beach. See the web link for...

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  • Visit The Olgas

    These fascinating rock formations are just as impressive as Ayres Rock itself, and more interactive for those of you who can't or don't wish to climb Ularu.There is a lovely walk to be had through the 'domes', and they are very photogenic! I would recommend a guided walk, either that or get a map, or you could be gone some time...

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  • Take a walk in Kings Canyon

    Not so much a walk really, more like a hike! Kings Canyon is a very beautiful place and really worth a visit. The test to see if you are fit enough to walk around the canyon comes at the beginning, where you have a steep climb to the top. If you can manage this, you can manage the rest. You will be rewarded by some fantastic rock formations, even...

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  • Katherine Gorge

    The katherine gorge National park is gorgeous, you can swim with frshwater crocodiles and the view from the top of the gorge is spectacular. Th water is perfect and refreshing and makes for a great day of relaxing in the fresh water. You have to look very carefully for the crocs, we saw a few but they can be so still its very hard to see them!

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  • Visit Nitmiluk National Perk

    Nitmiluk National Park is home to the famous Katherine Gorge. The twelve-kilometer gorge, consisting of thirteen areas often considered as thirteen separate gorges, can be visited via canoe, cruise boat, or helicopter. On the standard tour, cruise passengers are taken to the first two “gorges” and to an Aboriginal rock art site. Taking the cruise...

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  • Stop in for a Beer at the Daly Waters...

    Distances in the Northern Territory are massive, and the drive between Darwin and Alice Springs is well over 1,000 kilometers of some of the most boring landscape to be seen anywhere. Fortunately, there are several interesting diversions not too far off the Stuart Highway to break up the drive. One such diversion not to be missed is the famous Daly...

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  • Visit the Termite Mounds

    The Northern Territory is known for its termite mounds. There are several different types, but the most impressive are the massive mounds of the Cathedral Termites and the gravestone-type mounds of the Magnetic Termites. Some of the best of these can be found in the national parks, including Litchfield and Kakadu.

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  • Visit Devil's Marbles

    Just off the Stuart Highway and just over 100 kilometers south of Tennant Creek lies the Devil’s Marbles, an interesting and unique scattering of hundreds of huge rounded boulders. The short stop to see the boulders, which according to Aboriginal lore are the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent, is a welcome relief from an otherwise rather boring drive...

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  • Catch a Sunset

    Northern Territory sunsets are among the best in the world, especially during the Dry in the Top End when controlled bush fires create a haze that turns the sun into a burning red ball. Even without the fires, the sunsets are exceptional and a highlight of any trip into the outback.

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  • Fishing at Karumba

    head upto karumba and you might just catch a barramundi!!its gorgeous up in karumba, there is a huge delta up there and has a huge crocodile problem!!! there are boat tours so you can see the crocs but sometimes they even come up and rest on the beach. If you like us and had no luck fishing, you can call to Nicks, the chippy that people drive for...

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  • Top of the rock

    So, is it worth it when you get to the top?1. You are so tired you stop feeling guilty about climbing in the first place.2. If you are as unfit as me, you think you may never walk again.3. You get an amazing view.4. There are very few people up there, so it is quite an exclusive experience.5. The only thing left to do is climb down!My husband found...

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  • The Devils Marbles

    The Devils Marbles are a collection of huge, round, red-colored boulders found in the Tennant Creek region of Australia's Northern Territory.In the creation story of the Dreaming, the Rainbow Serpent fashioned the earth and then returned to a spot east of the Kimberleys at a place where the rainbow meets the earth. The Rainbow Serpent's eggs...

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  • Uluru - Ayers Rock

    The giant heart of Australia. Uluru is named by the local language of Pitjantjatjara, or also known as Ayers rock. The rock in Australia's centre, its core, is something that every traveller who comes to here has heard about and wants to come to see. To climb, to conquer. Yet it is more important than that. It not only is an icon and an amazing...

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  • Kata Tjuta - The Olgas

    Kata Tjuta means many heads. This sacred place in Australia's red centre is made up of more than 30 large round rocks the Highest being Mt Olga (the other name for this formation is derived from this and named after the Queen of Spain). The Olga's have been a sacred place to aboriginals for thousands of years. In their legend The Aborigines...

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  • between Alice

    and Uluru, Desert delight..this area has its own charme and it would be a waste not to stop now and then. reflect on what the great Australia outback has to offer. like the saltlake between Alice and Ayers Rock. not every year such a picture is possible, when the heat gets realy going, the saltlakes evaporate too

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  • Uluru

    or Ayers Rock in the white man language. the center point of the australian outback, many think not far from Alice Springs, that is not so, though good roads it takes around 5 hours to see a sunrise like that.

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  • Uluru - to climb or not to climb?

    Uluru (or Ayers Rock) is a stunningly impressive natural feature, and a must see if you are visiting Australia. There is a lot of controversy as to whether or not tourists ought to climb it, as this is against the wishes of the local aboriginies. I struggled with my conscience for a while, but my sense of 'You only get one chance at life' took...

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  • Follow the white line

    If you decide to climb Uluru, somebody has hepfully painted a big, dotted white line for you to follow! I wouldn't recommend following it exactly, as on occasions there are slightly easier routes to follow, but keep an eye on it.

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  • Kakadu National Park

    Of all the things I saw in the Northern Territory during my time there Kakadu National Park would have to be one of the most amazing, and most surprising. Not what I expected and so much more, those advertising slogans for "never never knowing if never never going" sure were spot on. Wow is all I can say.I loved Kakadu and found it both a challenge...

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  • Kings Canyon

    A great place to do a bit of hiking is Kings Canyon. When we were there the Rim walk was closed so we walked to the garden of eden. When we arrived at the garden it was very quiet, the only thing that made noise were three ducks who it seemed had an arguement.Let the pictures do the talking.

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  • Katherine

    Called the 'Crossroads of the North' Katherine though a small town is the 4th largest in the Northern Territory, with a population of approximately 9000 people. It has a few sites worth mentioning such as Cutta Cutta Caves, Katherine Hot Springs, Historical Springvale Homestead and the Katherine River. The most known site in Katherine though is of...

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  • Mattaranka Springs

    Mataranka Springs are located in the heart of the "Never Never" territory. For the middle of nowhere it certainly makes sense that it is home to an oasis such as the Mataranka Springs. On a long hot day this site for sore eyes is no dream. Yes hot spring pools in the middle of the Northern Territory Heat. A great place for a dip the springs remain...

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  • Daly Waters

    With a population of 23 located in the middle of nowhere on the way down from Darwin to the Alice Daly Waters is known well for a couple of things. The most importantly being its pub. And as aussie pubs go, it is the most aussie like pit stop for an ale that you could imagine. Equipped with money on the walls from all continents of the globe, ash...

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  • Darwin

    Home for 6 months of my life Darwin is ever changing and ever different like its name might suggest. Evolutionary like Charles Darwin himself. Darwin has changed a lot over the years. The cityscape having been through bombings and cyclones and its people transitional as they come and go.It is definately worth visiting. It has fantastic nightlife,...

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