Australia’s most famous outback is waiting for you and it’s time to tick this off your bucket list. From sandy deserts to the Red Centre, Alice Springs, Kings Canyon and of course the wonders of Uluru. Local Aboriginal people hold a deep spiritual connection to the land and with a culture dating back more than 50,000 years, their ancient stories are still being told today.
Capital city of the Northern Territory, Darwin is a perfect base for exploring this region rich in natural beauty, ancient culture and fascinating wildlife. From Darwin , you can discover the Tiwi Islands, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Arnhem Land and the Katherine Gorge Region.
Kakadu & Arnhem Land
Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park and is dual World Heritage listed for both natural beauty and Aboriginal culture. Located two and a half hours east of Darwin, you’ll experience uninterrupted magnificent views to the horizon, swimming in waterfalls, Aboriginal-guided tours or enjoy a scenic flight to truly take in the magic of these lands.
Katherine & surrounds
The township of Katherine is where the outback meets the tropics featuring unique ecosystems offering an ideal setting for fishing, canoeing, bushwalking, camping and four-wheel drive adventures. The region is most famous for Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, a place of cultural significance for the Jawoyn people.
Approximately eight hours south of Katherine, the landscape slowly transforms into desert and the township of Tennant Creek – known as the Northern Territory’s ‘heart of gold.’ This site is also famous for Australia’s last major gold rush of the 1930s. You can also experience The Barkly Region features vast grassy plains and spectacular rock formations, most famous for the Karlu Karlu Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. This collection of ancient, giant boulders scattered on a valley floor are an important part of Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.
Alice Springs & surrounds
A thriving outback town, Alice Springs is famous for its unique pioneering history. Neighbouring MacDonnell Ranges provides a stunning backdrop to the town, offering a rich landscape to explore.
Uluru – Kata Tjuta & surrounds
World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park represents the physical and spiritual heart of Australia. Approximately 6 hours’ drive south-west of Alice Springs, the wonders of Uluru’s changing colours at sunrise and sunset is a truly memorable experience. Standing at 348 metres tall, Uluru is taller than the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Just 45 minutes west of Uluru is Kata Tjuta, a series of rock formations estimated to be over 500 million years old. The region also offers Kings Canyon – a huge gorge that splits the earth to a depth of 300 metres.
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