The Northern Territory is renowned for its perpetual sunshine, spirit of adventure, diverse landscapes, active social scene, rich culture and legendary laid-back lifestyle.
With a constant celebration of life outdoors, locals and travellers alike lap up the open-air cinemas, vibrant markets, quirky festivals, alfresco pubs, world-class walking trails and epic road-trips.
Camp near a billabong, picnic on a mile-long beach, ride a camel through the outback, go off-road four wheel driving, fish for a famous barramundi, visit a working cattle station, swim under a pummelling waterfall, trek through the savannah, cruise through a vast wetland, canoe up a river or enjoy an Aussie BBQ with friends.
The Territory is also home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by a colourful calendar of art and cultural events.
- Immerse in the ancient stories, bush tucker, artworks, traditional dance and sacred sites of the local Aboriginal people.
- Cool off in natural plunge pools and waterfalls in Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks or soothe the body and mind in the Mataranka thermal pools (Katherine region).
- Pack the car or campervan and embark an epic road trip. Popular self-drive routes are the Nature’s Way in the Top End or Red Centre Way in the Red Centre.
- Appreciate untouched wilderness on a bushwalk, from rugged trails to well-worn paths throughout the Northern Territory.
- Ask Darwin locals when the next Sandbar Party is. The exposed sandbar in the middle of the Darwin Harbour is the perfect spot for wakeboarding, a game of cricket, or dancing the day away to endless summer beats
- Get amongst the action at one of Alice Springs’ quirky events like The Camel Cup and the Wide Open Space Festival
- Darwin boasts a thriving market scene including the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets and jam packed major events like the 18-day Darwin festival.