Northern Territory Travel Guide

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Northern Territory Highlights

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     The most amazing scenery and attractions. 

  • Con
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     Vast distances between attractions. 

  • In a nutshell
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     A world the adventurous in spirit fantasize about 

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Darwin

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685,2050,62

Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)

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460,1271,5

Alice Springs

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391,1233,46

Kakadu National Park

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274,971,3

Katherine

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72,324,18

Mataranka

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56,295,3

Pine Creek

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30,147,5

Adelaide River

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20,110,0

Daly Waters

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23,110,0

Barrow Creek

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11,48,0

Batchelor

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13,53,4

Macdonnell Ranges

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Palmerston Island

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0,32,0

Jabiru

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1,20,1

Field Island

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8,8,0

Maranboy

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5,31,0

Pinkerton Range

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0,4,0

Maningrida

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4,12,0

Tennant Creek

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3,18,4

Nhulunbuy

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1,3,0

Darwin

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  • Jumping Croc Cruise

    Darwin Things to Do

    DARWIN This is a worthwhile day out while in Darwin and is certainly a "close up" for anybody that has never seen crocodiles THIS CLOSE..The river cruise guarantees that you will see many large crocs and they certainly do that....The tour not only includes the river cruise but also stops at Fogg Dam "wetlands" for a look at an abundance of...

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  • Mediterranean All Suites Hotel

    Darwin Hotels

    I would just like to clarify that you did not hand your keys to a staff member. You actually...

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  • Buzz Cafe

    Darwin Restaurants

    22.5.12 - I took my sister to Darwin for a long weekend for a very special birthday. Buzz's cafe was first on my list as I have been previously and enjoyed everything about this place. The view is fantastic, our food was lovely, the service was very very good AND the Appletini's were to die for. We stayed for many hours and had many Appletini's and...

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Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)

Alice Springs

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Kakadu National Park

Katherine

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  • Sabu Sing – The Katherine Icon

    Katherine Things to Do

    Located across a small park from the excellent Katherine Visitors centre is an equestrian mounted statue of Sabu Peter Sing. There is a panel in the visitors centre that reads:“This magnificent one and a half times life-sized bronze statue, a project of the Northern Territory Cattlemans Association for 2002 – the Year of the Outback, was...

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  • Beagle Motor Inn

    Katherine Hotels

    Fourth And Lindsay St,, NT 0850, Katherine, 0851, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Stuart Highway and The Ghan Rail Line

    Katherine Off The Beaten Path

    Originally, Katherine was connected to Darwin via the North Australia Railway, a narrow gauge railway which was completed in 1926. It fell into disuse and was eventually closed and the tracks lifted. In 2003 the line was replaced with standard gauge as part of extending the line to Alice Springs north to Darwin. Now, The Ghan, run by Great Southern...

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Mataranka

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Pine Creek

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  • Miners' Park

    Pine Creek Things to Do

    Established in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentennial activities, Miners' Park is located next to the present-day Pine Creek Railway Station Museum and the station master’s residence. It has many pieces of historical mining equipment with interpretive signboards, which describe the equipment and explain how it was used. The self-guiding...

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  • Pine Creek Diggers Rest Motel

    Pine Creek Hotels

    32 Main Terrace, Pine Creek, 0847, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Pine Creek BP Service Station & Deli

    Pine Creek Things to Do

    The Pine Creek BP Service Station is across the street from Mayse's and the post office. When we could not get a steak sandwich takeaway for dinner at Mayse's (it was closed), we went to the deli in the service station. They make excellent steak sandwiches (10.50 AUD with the "works," i.e., salad, egg and bacon) too. A Solo lemon drink was 4.50...

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Adelaide River

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  • ALWAYS CARRY NECCESARY TRAVEL INSURANCE

    Adelaide River Warnings and Dangers

    ADELAIDE RIVER Travelling here is like travelling anywhere it pays to make sure that you have the neccesary travel insurance that you may need. These are definately places for fun and some of the activities are certainly not without their dangers..I always carry Travel Insurance and that enables me to travel with peace of mind.. We never like to...

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  • MAKE SURE YOUR CAMERA BATTERIES ARE...

    Adelaide River Things to Do

    Whenever I'm "out and about" especially in isolated places like this. I always make sure that the night before all my digital batteries are charged for the next days experiences. There is nothing worse than getting flat camera batteries when you are in islolated areas. I always carry a spare memory card also.Just in case.. Another item that is...

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  • CARRY A GOOD INSECT REPELLANT

    Adelaide River What to Pack

    When out and about in Australian National Parks it pays to take extreme care due mainly to the isolation. never walk alone, always stay alert, and always carry plenty of drinking water due to the extreme temperatures..I always carry a small backpack for everyday necessities.ALWAYS CARRY PLENTY OF FRESH WATER A GOOD WIDE BRIMMED HAT SUNGLASSES GOOD...

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Daly Waters

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Barrow Creek

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Batchelor

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  • Litchfield National Park – Part 1

    Batchelor Things to Do

    Tip posted on both Darwin and Batchelor ‘things to do’ Our reason for staying in Batchelor was the nearby Litchfield National Park. Our brief look at the Top End included Kakadu, Katherine for the gorge and return to Darwin. It was easier staying one night in Batchelor rather than back tracking when staying in Darwin.The entrance to the park is...

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  • Best Western Batchelor Resort

    Batchelor Hotels

    37-49 Rum Jungle Road, Batchelor, NT, 08445, AU

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Litchfield National Park – Part 2

    Batchelor Things to Do

    Tip posted on both Darwin and Batchelor ‘things to do’ The only other part of Litchfield that we explored was the Buley Rockholes and Florence Falls area and combined that with a walk through aptly named Shady Creek walk. The rock holes were a spectacular collection of bathing areas completely safe from crocs, however not from the human morons who...

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Macdonnell Ranges

  • Tnengkarre: "The Dreamtime"

    Macdonnell Ranges Local Customs

    The Tnengkarre (pronounced art-nung-gara) is called the Dreamtime by non-Aboriginal people. It is the traditional Law that explains existence and guides daily life. At the beginning of the Tnengkarre, ancestral beings traveled across the bare and featureless land, creating the landscape, the people and all living things. The activities and travels...

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  • Paved Roads in East MacDonnell Ranges

    Macdonnell Ranges Transportation

    In the East MacDonnell Ranges, the Ross Highway is a normal two-lane, paved road until ~1 km west of the Corroboree Rock turn. Because there is so little traffic, most of the highway east of there has one paved, unmarked lane in the middle and wide gravel shoulders on both sides. This saves a lot of materials and maintenance. They still pave two...

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  • Time Needed to Visit West MacDonnell...

    Macdonnell Ranges Favorites

    These times are based on the time stamps from the pictures that I took. Typically they start when we turned onto the access road and end when we get back to the main highway. They could really vary for other people, depending on what they do at any particular site. The Ellery Creek Big Hole time is an estimate since we spent the night but is still...

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Jabiru

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  • Driving to Jabiru

    Jabiru Favorites

    On the road that from Darwin leads to Jabiru, in the heart of the Kakadu Park: 290 of straight road and only tre gas stations: 100 km between each other, and in between nothing, only eucalyptus and birds. During the whole journey, I've seen probably 10 cars, not more.

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  • Holiday Inn Resort Gagudju Crocodile

    Jabiru Hotels

    1 Flinders Street, Locked Mail Bag 4 , Jabiru, 0886, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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Field Island

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  • Crocodiles

    Field Island Warnings and Dangers

    One warning which can never be left out is the one about crocodiles. When you're in their habitat you always have to be aware and alert to a possible attack. Just the other day a man was attacked by a 4 metre long croc not all that far from Field Island - in the East Alligator River. He was injured only, but the croc was hunted down and killed....

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  • Nighttime nesting

    Field Island Nightlife

    Flat-backed Turtles come up during the night at high tide to dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs. It's best to watch when there's a big moon providing some light. If you shine a torch on the turtles they'll return to the sea and drop their eggs in the water. By moonlight you can watch them without alarming them. But always keep a watch out for...

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  • Fresh water

    Field Island Warnings and Dangers

    Can't stress it enough, bring plenty of fresh water. There's none on the island and if you get stranded for any reason you could be in dire straits. There's no mobile phone connection with the outside world, you're well and truely out of range.

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