Top Choice Cultural in Eastern Arnhem Land

Garma Festival

A four-day festival in northeastern Arnhem Land. Garma is one of the most significant regional festivals, a celebration of Yolngu culture that includes ceremonial performances, bushcraft lessons, a yidaki masterclas…
Top Choice Sports in Alice Springs

Henley-on-Todd Regatta

These boat races in September on the dry bed of the Todd River are a typically Australian, light-hearted denial of reality. The boats are bottomless; the crews' legs stick through and they run down the course.
Top Choice Cultural in Yulara

Tjungu Festival

A new festival that runs over four days in late April, hosted at Ayers Rock Resort and celebrating Indigenous culture. Food, art, film and music, plus plenty to keep the kids entertained.
Top Choice Sports in Alice Springs

Camel Cup

A carnival atmosphere prevails during the running of the Camel Cup at Blatherskite Park in mid-July.
Cultural in Beswick (Wugularr)

Walking With Spirits

A two-day Indigenous cultural festival in July at Beswick Falls, 130km from Katherine. In a magical setting, traditional dance and music is combined with theatre, films and a light show. Camping is allowed at the si…
Sports in Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Grand Final

Held at the end of March on Bathurst Island, this sporting spectacular displays the Tiwis' sparkling skills and passion for Aussie Rules football. Thousands come from Darwin for the day, which coincides with the Tiw…
Cultural in Katherine & Around

Barunga Festival

For three days over a long weekend in mid-June, Barunga, 80km east of Katherine, displays traditional arts and crafts, dancing, music and sporting competitions. Bring your own camping equipment; alternatively, visit…
Cultural in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli)

Stone Country Festival

This open day and cultural festival is held in August in Gunbalanya (Oenpelli). It has traditional music, dancing and arts and crafts demonstrations and is the only day you can visit Gunbalanya without a permit. Cam…
Art in Darwin

Darwin Festival

This mainly outdoor arts and culture festival celebrates music, theatre, visual art, dance and cabaret and runs for 18 days in August. Festivities are centred in the large park next to Civic Sq, off Harry Chan Ave.
Cultural in Darwin

Beer Can Regatta

An utterly insane and typically Territorian festival that features races for boats made out of beer cans. It takes place at Mindil Beach in July and is a good, fun day.