Welcome to Outback Northern Territory


The Stuart Hwy from Katherine to Alice Springs is still referred to as ‘the Track’ − it has been since WWII, when it was literally a dirt track connecting the NT’s two main towns. It’s dead straight most of the way. The Red Centre is Australia’s heartland, boasting the iconic attractions of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), 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, Alice Springs is the city at the centre of a continent.


Top experiences in Outback Northern Territory

Outback Northern Territory activities

$129.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge 3.5-Hour Sunset Dinner Boat Tour

Sit back and relax as the tranquil surroundings transport you into a spiritual world of the Jawoyn culture and history. Discover the stories and ways of the Jawoyn people against the magnificent backdrop of the Nitmiluk Gorge, changing color with the setting sun. This cruise includes a three course candle light dinner, featuring fresh, local Australian produce cooked on board, and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. There is also a cash bar on board should you wish to purchase more beverages.Allocated seating will be up to 6 persons per table, drinking water and toilet facilities are available on board the vessel.

$67.10 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Nitmiluk National Park Katherine Gorge 2- or 3-Hour Cruise

Once you have boarded, your boat driver and Nitmiluk river guide will explain the ancient heritage of the landscape and its' significance to the Katherine region and the Jawoyn People. Between each gorge, there is a 500-meter walk which will require you to disembark the vessel before joining the boat in the next gorge. Those who choose not to do the walk can sit in provided shaded area. Those who choose to continue to the next gorge will have the opportunity to see ancient rock art between the first and second gorge during their walk.Two Gorge Cruise (2-hour)Discover the cultural significance of the first 2 gorges to the traditional landowners - the Jawoyn people. Enjoy a journey of discovery through the magnificent Nitmiluk Gorge.Three Gorge Cruise (3-hour)Prepare for a truly memorable experience as you travel through time and the 3 gorges of Nitmiluk Gorge. Marvel at the sheer rock face walls as the scenery becomes more striking as you head further into the Gorge. Freshen up with a swim and light refreshments before you return back to the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty.Dawn Cruise (2-hour)The colors of the early morning awaken as you emerge into the first gorge. See the mist rising above the smooth water’s surface, hear the wildlife stirring from the night and breathe the crisp clean air. This cruise will allow you to discover the unspoiled beauty of the morning - a truly memorable start to the day and a photographer’s dream.

$1749.69 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Crossing Country 5 Day Yolngu Homeland Tour

Tour DetailsThis 5 day / 4 night small group tour cultural experience departing Nhulunbuy.DetailsThree nights will be spent at a Tour DetailsThis 5 day / 4 night small group tour cultural experience departing Nhulunbuy.AccommodationThree nights will be spent at  a Yolngu Homeland with simple indoor or outdoor accommodation.On the fourth night, you will be accommodated in a motel in Nhulunbuy.Accommodation is on twin share basis. (Single supplement $115 per person, per night).Group SizeMinimum group size is 8 and a maximum group size of 20. Smaller or larger groups can be catered for on request.includes:all transport in the East Arnhem Region including airport transfers and ground touringtransfers to and from a Yolŋu homelandall meals whilst on tourall camping equipment and beddingcultural experiences on Yolŋu homelandsdriver and Yolŋu guideYou are responsible for:airfares from your home port to Nhulunbuytransit accommodation where necessary in either Darwin or Nhulunbuy depending on which air route taken.travel insurance (which we recommend).Note:There are a number of Yolngu homelands which welcome our groups so we do not guarantee a specific homeland for our tours. Itineraries may also change depending on weather conditions and cultural matters.

$32.82 Outdoor Activities

Katherine Outback Experience

You will be greeted by Tom or Annabel as you arrive at Katherine Outback Experience. Gates open 15-minutes prior to the advertised show time. You will be seated in the shaded elevated grandstands around the first arena where Tom will provide a real life demonstration of breaking in an untrained horse, discussing the psychology between man and horse. For the younger guests in the audience, Annabel will often take them to feed and pat the baby animals. Following a few horse tricks and catchy tunes performed by Tom, some larger station characters are introduced including Bernie the Buffalo and Tin Shaker the Brahman Steer. Guests are provided the opportunity to interact with the animals. The show then moves to the team of working dogs who love to show the audience how clever they are at mustering the goats or cattle. At the conclusion of the show, guests are welcomed to interact with the dogs, mingle with Tom and Annabel and view merchandise available for purchase. Free refreshments and EFTPOS facility available. Although shade is provided, it is recommended to bring a hat and dress appropriately for varying weather conditions.

$1457.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kakadu & Arnhem Land tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong, Darwin, Top End, Northern TerritoryA crusie on Corroboree Billabong to spot local wildlife including birds and Saltwater crocodiles.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kakadu National park, Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe visit Yellow Waters; one of Kakadu's best-known billabongs and home to a variety of wildlife.We will spend time at the Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre. This is a chance to learn about one of the longest continuous cultures on our planet, and an opportunity to read about their practices and traditions. We will also visit Jim Jim Falls and Maguk (Barramundi Falls) for walking and swimming, as well as Ubirr to see the rock art galleries and sunset of the floodplains. We'll take a look at the controversial Ranger Uranium mine which sits 8km east of the township known as Jabiru. The mine has been active for over 30 years but operations are coming to an end in January 2021. It's unknown what impact the mine's closure will have on the town of Jabiru which relies on the mine to survive.We'll make a stop at the Mamukala Wetlands & Bird Hide. This is a fantastic place to see some of the 280 species of birds found in the national park.Duration: 3 daysStop At: Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe will take the dirt track into Jim Jim Falls, and then take the walk to the swimming hole where we can cool-off under Kakadu’s highest waterfall.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Maguk Falls, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe will walk into Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) to enjoy a swim under the waterfall. We will set up camp here.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe'll wander round the aboriginal rock art galleries as well as enjoy the breathtaking sunset from the lookout over the Nardab floodplain. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Injalak Arts, Gunbalanya, Northern TerritoryMeet Aboriginal artists at Injalak Arts & Crafts Centre in Oenpelli where you’ll experience men painting and pandanus women weaving baskets. There will be an opportunity to purchase art directly from the art centre source.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryAn Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture and local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Arnhem Land, Northern TerritoryWe will take a morning walk along the edge of the East Alligator River to look for the Chestnut-quilled Rock-Pigeon and the Black Wallaroo, both of which are only found in the Arnhem Land escarpment. We'll continue our journey north through Arnhem Land and into Garig Gunak Barlu Park where we’ll conquer the dirt road to reach the remote and picturesque Cobourg Peninsula. Along the way you'll have the chance to spot local wildlife including the world's only remaining wild herds of Banteng buffalo.We will set up camp in Garig Gunak Barlu National Park where we will spend three nights.You'll be taken on a guided tour through the ruins of the historic Victoria settlement, you'll learn about the Makassar people who visited the area and traded with the local aboriginals.After the tour on Port Essington we'll get back on the boat and spend time spotting the rich sea life in the protected pristine waters of the marine park. We'll be able to admire the colourful rocky cliffs, sandy white beaches and sparkling waters which attract fisherman from all over the world. We'll even have our own opportunity to make a catch for dinner! Later, we'll return to camp and watch an unforgettable Arnhem Land sunset.We'll explore the sites of Garig Gunak Barlu Park by land. We'll make a stop at Smith Point Beacon, a stone structure which sits on the northern most point of mainland Northern Territory. We'll take a look inside the information centre and learn more about the early Macassan trepangers who visited the coastline as far back as the seventeenth century in search of Trepang (sea cucumbers). From the information centre we'll take a trip to see the wetlands; the area was the first in Australia to be recognised as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention.We'll also take a walk around Caiman Creek spotting animals and bird-life, and collect local shellfish and mussels before returning to camp. Duration: 3 daysStop At: Bowali Visitors Centre, Jabiru, Kakadu National Park, Top End, Northern TerritoryWe'll take a look around the Bowali Visitor Centre in Jabiru which doubles-up as the headquarters of Kakadu National Park. This is a chance to learn more about the park and the work they do, as well as view their exhibits.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve, Humpty Doo, Top End, Northern TerritoryFogg Dam is a remnant from the early rice project days and a great place to see loads of wildlife.Duration: 1 hour

$128 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Twin and Jim Jim Falls 4WD Tour from Jabiru

Your driver/guide will meet your at either Kakadu Lodge or Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel between 6:30am and 6:35am. After boarding your 4WD vehicle, you'll begin a journey to see the jewels of Kakadu National Park - Twin and Jim Jim Falls.Explore Twin Falls Gorge which is accessed by 4-wheel-drive track, a boat shuttle service, and a rocky walking track and floating boardwalk. Upon arrival, you'll have some time to relax on the sandy banks and admire the falls. Next, there’s more 4-wheel driving as you make your way to Jim Jim Falls. Take a walk through monsoon forests and over boulders to reach the waterfall and natural plunge pool, which are surrounded by 150-meter/492-foot cliffs. For lunch, you'll eat picnic style set within the beautiful scenery.   At the end of the tour, you'll return to your hotel around 3pm.