If it’s natural beauty you’re after, then consider a trip up north to the Northern Territory. What separates the Northern Territory from the rest of the country is its vast deserts, wetlands, and gorgeous gorges.
You’re sure to enjoy your time exploring the Northern Territory for a venture that will surely leave you wanting more.
Where to go in the Northern Territory
There are plenty of places to go around in the Northern Territory to appreciate the beauty of nature. If you’re going up there soon and are looking for places to visit, then look no further than this short guide. Here are some of the go-to places in the Northern Territory to enjoy mother nature:
You can’t visit the Northern Territory and not come out to see the Uluru. The Uluru is a location associated with the Aboriginals. Its immediate area is surrounded by springs, waterholes, and even ancient paintings.
Aside from taking in its beauty, you can also come to the Uluru at night to see the Field of Light. It’s an art exhibit that will be in the area until 2020.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park. It is also known as one of the world’s most spectacular wilderness areas. Here, you can see mangrove swamps along with a tall monsoon rain forest among others.
As for wildlife, you can come and see more than 70 different species of reptiles, along with a variety of fish, mammals and even birds. It’s a great place to let your kids learn more about wildlife and its natural environment.
Or ‘The Alice’ as locals call it, is one of the most popular Outback towns in the area. If you’re going to see any of the National Parks or even the Uluru, chances are you’ll be residing here for the next few days.
Back in the old days, Alice Springs was nothing more than a dusty outback settlement. Today, the town is flourishing with plenty of hotels, caravan parks, and entertainment venues to keep everyone busy if they’re not out seeing the rest of the Northern Territory.
Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles Conservation Reserve)
If you thought the Uluru was great, then get ready to meet Karlu Karlu. No, Karlu Karlu is not a person. Instead, it is a pair of giant granite boulders. It is a famous landmark, and it is a favourite subject for many photographers visiting the area. They are at their best at sunset.
Finke Gorge National Park
Finke Gorge is home to prehistoric red cabbage palms. This is the only place in the world for you to find them, as they are extinct anywhere else.
Finke Gorge is a great place to spend the day; however, if you don’t have an all-terrain vehicle, you can always go with a tour group that departs from Alice Springs.
The Northern Territory has a lot to offer its visitors, and you will likely need a second trip to appreciate everything that the area has to offer.
Now, if you’re from Brisbane, Melbourne or the Gold Coast and want to visit the Northern Territory with the family, book a flight as soon as you can. While you’re at it, don’t forget to reserve an airport car parking space so you can drive yourself to and from the airport.