Outback - Northern Territory
lush ‘Top End', with its amazing wildlife and aboriginal art
treasures of Kakadu National Park to the Red Center and
its mysteries of Uluru/Ayers Rock, the Northern Territory
is an enticing journey into an ancient culture, stunning landscapes
and the Outback.
Australia – Red Centre
Home to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Alice Springs, Central
Australia is filled with amazing monoliths, great gorges,
ancient landscapes, glimmering rivers, free-spirited Outback
towns and ancient Aboriginal sites.
/ Ayers Rock
Behold the majestic rise of the world's biggest monolith,
Uluru (Ayers Rock) as it towers 1000 feet over the Northern
the local Anangu Aborigines, the site's spiritual significance
dates back thousands of years, when mythical creatures stalked
the land and set down the physical characteristics we see
the sun sets, watch the Rock's unforgettable transformation
from reds and oranges to purples and the distinct ‘Namatjira
Tjuta (The Olgas)
Also owned by the Anangu Aborigines, the spectacular
and spiritual 36 red-stoned monoliths clustered together 30
minutes from Uluru are stunning to visit.
Springs , a welcoming Outback town
From its pioneering roots, Alice Springs has emerged
into an attractive town, with a mall, shopping precincts,
casino, and a range of cafes, restaurants and accommodation.
life in the desert
A mere 10 minute drive from Alice Springs, Springs
Desert Park's zoo, botanic garden and research centre shows
a vivid network of life that lies beneath the barren desert
nestled against the McDonnell Ranges.
Three and a half hours drive south of Alice Springs,
the dramatic, rugged bluffs and gorges of Watarrka National
Park , or Kings Canyon, shelter a world of contrasts. The
canyon's ancient sandstone walls thrust skyward to the Lost
City , a plateau of weathered domes.
Australian Aborigine playing the didgeridoo.
an Ancient Culture
Known as one of the world's oldest cultures, Australia's
Aboriginal people have lived in the rugged, ancient landscape
of the Northern Territory for at least 40,000 years. From
the tropical Top End to the monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock)
at its red centre, almost every geographical feature is significant
to local Aboriginal people.
tours and attractions let you get to know local aborigines
and their rich insights into their culture, lore and traditions.
Learn to master the haunting didgeridoo or hurl a boomerang.
Be spellbound as traditional dance troupes tell the story
of creation. Or simply stare in wonder at rock sites boasting
the world's oldest artwork, while an Aboriginal guide explains
its deep spiritual significance.
Lush and beautiful, the Top End's vast plains, plunging
gorges, and broad wetlands and capital city, Darwin, plays
host to a wide arrange of natural attractions and adventure
the gateway to the
Combining modern charm with a frontier spirit,
tropical Darwin offers lively restaurants, thriving markets,
museums and lush locales.
Litchfield features waterfalls cascading
into crystal-clear watering holes, sandstone cliffs and monsoon
An hour's flight from Darwin, the Tiwi people
on Bathurst and Melville Islands are ready to demonstrate
and share their elaborate art, religion and culture.
Explore the lush wetlands
One of Australia 's most significant national
parks and world heritage attractions, Kakadu is globally recognized
as a cultural and ecological treasure. Dramatic gorges,
luxuriant rainforest pockets, thundering waterfalls, tranquil
pools, rivers with water lilies and crocodiles and ancient
Aboriginal rock are all found within its two million hectares
and its gorges
Tthe outback town of Katherine is the hub
of the vast, almost untouched Katherine region. Take a driving,
camping or bushwalking adventure, trek through rugged landscape,
see Aboriginal sites, or take a flight to Katherine Gorge
and its awe-inspiring gorges filled with sheer cliffs, rock
art, beaches, and plunging waterfalls.