With scenery that ranges from lush green hills to red dusty earth to tropical wetlands, Australia's Top End sure is a diverse destination! When you stay in one of our Northern Territory hotels, you'll be a stone's throw away from all the best attractions as you and your BFFs unwind in the serenity of nature.
The entire state is steeped in ancient Aboriginal culture, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to discover the fascinating Indigenous history of each local area and learn about some of the more modern historic events while you're here. Darwin is considered "Australia's Pearl Harbour" because of the damage that was done here during WWII, so hot foot it to the Aviation Heritage Museum which is the perfect place to learn more about the capital city's historic past.
Things to Do
At the start of your trip, you'll most likely land in Darwin, so consider spending a few days in one of our Darwin hotels
and exploring the Charles Darwin National Park. Darwin is also home to a thriving Aboriginal art scene and there are heaps of galleries for you to check out, so make sure you wear comfy shoes so you can enjoy it.
Experience Outback Australia at its finest while you stay in Alice Springs
. Here you'll have the opportunity to go hiking in the MacDonnell Ranges, go for a desert camel ride or get a bird's eye view from a helicopter or hot air balloon.
Head into the Great Outdoors and explore the lush rainforest and cascading waterfalls of Kakadu National Park
, where you might even discover some ancient Aboriginal rock art. The Litchfield National Park
is another must-see, with its gorgeous forest walks, waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as its famous termite mounds.
Of course, no stay in the Northern Territory would be complete without visiting Uluru
and watching its many shades change over the course of a day. So, pack your walking shoes and get ready for the 9km walk around the base of this Aussie icon.
Shopping and Dining
In Darwin, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets run between May and October, but there's also the Parap Markets which are held every Saturday, where you can pick up some unique handcrafted souvenirs at bargain prices. Katherine
is another great place for shopping, with plenty of art galleries and craft stores in the centre of town. While you're in Katherine, make sure you visit the famous Katherine Gorge and go for a kayak along the Katherine River.
When it comes to dining in NT, you have the option of chowing down on everything from bush tucker to crocodile meat and from casual takeaway to fine gastronomy.
Getting Here and Around
There are a few different airports to choose from, depending on which destinations you're planning on visiting in NT. Darwin Airport is the most popular, but you can also catch a cheap flight to Alice Springs
if you'd prefer. Once you've arrived, you'll find it easiest to get around in a hire car and we recommend that you consider hiring a 4WD vehicle if you're planning on doing some serious outback exploring.
Don't wait a minute longer! Book your Northern Territory accommodation with us today and live every lastminute in this amazing destie.