Northern Territory Travel Guide

  • Alice Springs: Iconic Australian Outback
    Alice Springs: Iconic Australian Outback
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  • You Thorny Devil!
    You Thorny Devil!
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  • Low Level Nature Park
    Low Level Nature Park
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Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)


Alice Springs


Kakadu National Park






Pine Creek


Daly Waters


Adelaide River


Macdonnell Ranges




Barrow Creek




Tennant Creek


Port Keats




Stokes Range




Barron Island


Beer-Eetar Island


Field Island





See all 694 Darwin Tips
  • Litchfield National Park - Day Trip

    Darwin Things to Do

    If you are in Darwin and looking at tours to Litchfield or parks nearby, DO NOT GO WITH WALLAROO TOURS. The 'prawns and champagne' at sunset (which was rushed) gave us food poisoning and we lost the whole next day of our holiday in Darwin (nausea, vomiting, fatigue, the works). We called the company to tell them we'd got food poisoning from them...

  • 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...

  • Buzz Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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...


Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock)

Alice Springs

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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...

  • Desert Palms Resort Alice Springs

    Alice Springs Hotels

    Well I stayed two nights in this "resort" and from the minute I arrived, I wanted to leave. A young...

  • Private Hire Cars

    Alice Springs Transportation

    Well if we had not been alerted to the private hire car nearby we might still be waiting for a taxi. These cars are not allowed to rank with the taxis and are to be found with the coaches on the other side of the railway station.Usually there is a fixed rate for a journey.They are not as readily available as a taxi in the usual sense but we used...


Kakadu National Park

  • Unexpected Gravesite on Gerowie Creek

    Kakadu National Park Things to Do

    It was about 17:30 on 27 Aug 2010 when Zig (1+1) and I made it back to the Kakadu Highway from the Old Goodparla Homestead. As part of his ranger job, he needed to check out the nearby Ostejic (or maybe Ostojic?) Road Camp area on Gerowie Creek before we went back. Public access to the area is prohibited (I don't know why). We just made a quick...

  • Aurora Kakadu

    Kakadu National Park Hotels

    It's hard to describe this place. It's a little bit of everything. Motel, Resturant, Campground,...

  • Footbridge at Bottom Moline Rockhole

    Kakadu National Park Things to Do

    There is a metal footbridge crossing three large boulders in the streambed near the base of the Bottom Moline Rockhole. Although the welds on the footbridge say "The Rock Hole I. Fisher 1960," the small plaque on it says: "This bridge was originally built by N. & I. Fisher and the pathway by volunteers from Moline 1959." The footbridge has to be...



See all 72 Katherine Tips
  • 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...

  • Beagle Motor Inn

    Katherine Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • 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...



See all 56 Mataranka Tips
  • Elsey Cemetery - Wee of the Never Never

    Mataranka Things to Do

    I quite enjoy walking through Cemeteries and reading the grave plaques. The Elsey Cemetery was very interesting and my imagination ran riot as I read the entries.The Cemetery is a tribute to the original pioneers to the area and the charactors in the book We of the Never Never by Jeannie Gunn.I am ashamed to say that I havn't read the book. Hubby...

  • Territory Manor Mataranka Hotel

    Mataranka Hotels

    The Territory Manor Motel & Caravan Park is famous for its Barramundi Feeding Show (daily at 9:30 AM...

  • Elsey Flying-Fox Habitat and Exhibit...

    Mataranka Things to Do

    The Flying-Fox Habitat and Exhibit area is in the Elsey National Park on the walkway to the thermal pool just after the turn to Rainbow Spring. It has signboards and covers to protect people and the walkway from the flying-fox droppings. Although you hear that 1000's of Little Red Flying-Foxes live there and about the smell, it must have been the...


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...

  • Pine Creek Hotel Motel

    Pine Creek Hotels

    40 Moule Street, 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...


Daly Waters

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Adelaide River

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    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...


    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...


    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...


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...

  • 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...

  • 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...



See all 13 Batchelor Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...


Barrow Creek

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See all 5 Maranboy Tips
  • Pits, Pools and Tunnel at Old Maranboy...

    Maranboy Things to Do

    At Maranboy the ore was mined on top of the hill and processed on the north side of the hill. These pits or collapsed tunnels were where the ore was located. The rock-lined pools were probably filled with water pumped up from Maraboy Creek. The 10-headstamper battery where the ore was crushed is just below the rock-lined pools.

  • Maranboy Creek

    Maranboy Off The Beaten Path

    Where the Central Arnhem Road crosses Maranboy Creek (~20 km east of the Stuart Highway) is a beautiful place. It may be spring fed. With a tin deposit just above it, there is no doubt that it was a sacred Aboriginal site, but I can find no information in that regard. When I went down to the bridge to take pictures, there was a large splash...

  • Old Maranboy Tin Mine

    Maranboy Things to Do

    The H&R Savannah Way travel guide has really good information on Maranboy: "It's well worth the drive, 5km further east past the turn-off to Manyallaluk, to see this area. Even as you look at the old buildings and abandoned machinery, it's hard to believe that Maranboy was once a flourishing town, with a population that peaked, as did the price of...


Tennant Creek

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  • Gourmet Food in the Outback

    Tennant Creek Restaurants

    The Chef's Specialties at Fernanda's Bar and Restaurant sounded delicious but I cannot really say since we did not stay to eat. Fernanda's gets good reviews on Trip Advisor, although I have to wonder a bit about the one that says it is reasonably priced. I'll list a few (7 of 14) dinner items from the sign in the lobby and let you decide.Chef's...

  • Bluestone Motor Inn

    Tennant Creek Hotels

    This hotel is nothing special but is a comfortable stay if youve been camping out or staying at...

  • Devils Marbles

    Tennant Creek Off The Beaten Path

    The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve is approximately 104 kilometres, 65 miles south of Tennant Creek. An amazing place of geographical interest, the aboriginals believed this to be the eggs of the mythological Rainbow serpent. And others believe it to be a site made by something much more extraterrestrial - the work of UFO's. Whichever you...


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