You haven’t been down under until you’ve been to the outback!
Home to surreal surroundings and gorgeous natural landforms, the Northern Territory is often a forgotten gem. Keep reading for 7 must-see spots to get you started on your Aussie adventure – it’s hidden beauty and diverse nature is a vacation NOT to be missed!
You can’t go to the Northern Territory without seeing one of the greatest wonders of the world. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a not only a glorious natural formation, but a meaningful spiritual place. Come down when the sun sets to experience the 348 metre-high monolith transform from a rusty ochre to an intense and burnished red!
Catch the sunrise atop the Kings Canyon sandstone walls and savour the views that stretch across the desert. Feeling adventurous? Lace up your walking boots and venture on the 6km Rim Walk in search for breathtaking views of the Canyon Rim and the weathered domes of the ‘Lost City‘ and the ‘Garden of Eden‘.
The Tiwi Islands
Sail across the Darwin waters to discover the ‘Island of Smiles’. Upon stepping foot on the island, you will be greeted with an abundance of artistic culture. There are also diverse coastal landscapes ranging from tropical rainforests to white sand beaches and marvelous rock pools!
Ellery Creek Big Hole
Just an hours drive west of Alice Springs, lies the popular hotspot for outback swimming, camping, hiking and relaxing. The Ellery Creek Big Hole is an amazing waterhole, where the Ellery Creek cuts through the West MacDonnel Ranges, leaving a remarkable gorge.
See the vast expanse of the deep red sands and rolling dunes surrounded by spectacular wildflowers. The Simpson Desert is one of the largest drainage basins, located in the Southeast corner of the Northern Territory. Visit the Rainbow Valley, a colourful display of sandstone bluffs and cliffs, or check out ancient rock carvings at Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve.
Gunlom Plunge Pool, Kakadu National Park
Dip your feet and dive into the magical crystal clear waters of the Gunlom Plunge Pool, located at the bottom of Waterfall Creek. Embark on a short hike to capture picturesque views at the top of Gunlom, and bring your lunch and enjoy the grassed picnic area shaded by tall gum trees.
You can choose to cruise, paddle, walk or fly to explore 13 stunning gorges and view several magnificent waterfalls, Aboriginal art and wildlife. Relax in the Leliyn plunge pool, then follow the scenic track to the secluded and tranquil swimming hole, Sweetwater Pool.
Get moving and take a trip down to the Outback! Treat you and your friends to an adventure of a lifetime, and book your Northern Territory accommodation now!