Introducing Northern Territory
From the tropics to the deserts, the Northern Territory (NT) is a splendid place to be during Australia's winter months. Access is easy, with good roads and air connections; however, the vast distances ensure a good dose of adventure accompanies every visit.
NT's tropical Top End has an undeniable wild side. Crocodiles lurk in the rivers, and the air is alive with birds. Here you will find unparalleled opportunities to experience timeless indigenous culture and behold ethereal rock art. The cosmopolitan capital of Darwin is Australia's doorstep to Asia and celebrates its multicultural mix with delicious fusion cuisine and a relaxed tropical vibe.
The Red Centre is Australia's heartland boasting the iconic attractions of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, plus an enigmatic central desert culture that continues to produce extraordinary abstract art. And delighting travellers with its eccentric offerings, pioneering spirit and weathered mountain setting, is Alice Springs, the city at the centre of a continent.
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The ancient, weather-beaten MacDonnell Ranges stretch 400km across the desert. Alice Springs lies where the Todd River bisects the range through Heavitree Gap, creating the East and West MacDonnells. Though not particularly high, this range provides dramatic relief from the surrounding plains and exhibits an artist’s pallette of colour and texture.