Where to go in Northern Territory: The Red Centre & Top End
List of regions
Of staggering size – 91,000 square kilometres – and filled with varied landscapes, Aboriginal-owned Arnhem Land is well worth spending some time in. In the middle of Australia’s northern coast, its boundaries are beautiful ones: Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Often described as the place where ‘the Outback meets the tropics’, Katherine is home to diverse landscapes and unique ecosystems that set the scene for adventure activities like fishing and four-wheel driving, canoeing and camping, bushwalking and bird watching.
Kakadu is acknowledged as Australia's most diverse and stunning landscape and offers real outback adventure travel. Kakadu lies roughly 170km south-east of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Australia's northernmost state capital, Darwin, is well known as the gateway to the Top End's national parks, but there's plenty to do in the city itself, and even more in its immediate surroundings.
Aside from that iconic monolith – Uluru – Australia's Red Centre offers a vast window into the Outback. It's majestic, silent and splendidly isolated, filled with stunning vistas and animated by a unique culture. Discover how the Aboriginals carved out a way of life full of art and myth.