Northern Territory: Discover another world on your doorstep

At a time when more travellers are looking closer to home for their holiday options, the Northern Territory offers a unique opportunity to discover some true-blue Aussie hospitality and the unexpected wonders of the outback.

From the tropical north to the arid desert regions of the red centre, visitors will gain a sense of solitude in the Northern Territory’s timeless landscape. A journey into the region’s richness will give a unique appreciation of the lives that are lived here and an opportunity to experience Aboriginal culture first-hand.

The Territory offers many highlights for the visitor: from easy-going Darwin and the hidden treasures of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks, to historic Alice Springs and the majesty of Australia’s spiritual heartland. A week could slip by exploring Darwin and its immediate surrounds alone. Those armed with the luxury of time and a healthy sense of adventure will find endless opportunities await them.

Lonely Planet’s new guide to the Northern Territory is a must-have for visitors wishing to appreciate the region to the full. It gives details of outback characters, aboriginal arts and traditions and includes a ‘Wildlife Top 10′ for those wishing to understand a little of the Territory’s unique and abundant wildlife.

Important practical information is also included, such as tips for camping in the wild and advice on travelling safely and responsibly.

Lonely Planet’s Northern Territory is available in March from all good bookstores.