Visit Australia's Top End
Vast and beautiful, Australia’s remote Top End is one of the world’s last remaining true wilderness areas.
Kakadu is acknowledged as Australia’s most diverse and stunning landscape and its extraordinary natural beauty, unique biodiversity and cultural heritage make it perfect for real outback adventure travel.
The Kimberley region’s magnificent landscapes are unrivalled anywhere and the distant outback adventures to be had among the ancient rocky gorges of the Bungle Bungles, Karijini National Park and Gibb River Road are unmatched on the continent.
The seaside pearling town of Broome and the gorgeous Cable Beach mark the southern gateway to this spectacular expanse, while untamed Kununurra’s scorching red soils, wide-angle blue skies and unforgiving bush mark the easterly edge of the Kimberley’s wetlands, waterfalls and immense cattle stations.
Top itineraries in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley
Either side of this all-inclusive rail journey through the Outback, you’ll sample the wines of the Barossa Valley and enjoy a luxury safari in the wilds of Australia's Top End.
Explore Australia’s natural landscapes as you uncover ancient Aboriginal lands, yawning gorges, lush rainforests, sweeping beaches and billabongs.
Contrast the wildlife-filled seaside and wetlands of Australia’s north with the frontier towns, indigenous culture and iconic rock formations of its heartlands.
Top places to stay in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley
The proprietors have transformed this run-down cattle station into a premium pastoral lodge that provides an excellent stopping off point in one of Australia's last true frontiers.
Kooliman at Cape Leveque is a unique Aboriginal owned wilderness camp on the remote beaches of the Dampier Peninsula.
Ramada Eco Beach Resort aims to give guests access to the beaches and bushlands of the Kimberley wilderness while having a minimal impact on its surroundings.
Where to go in Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley
Kununurra means ‘big water' in the local Aboriginal language and the town is the gateway to some of Western Australia's best natural attractions. From here visit the Purnululu National Park and Bungle Bungle Range.
Broome is a small pearling town in the state's north with an exotic history thanks to its world-famous South Sea Pearl industry. Today, a chilled out vibe, colourful lifestyle and vibrant environment have made it a Mecca for creative people of all types.
Mighty rivers and wetlands teem with wild game fish and marine life and its vast vistas are infinite. One of the least populated places on earth, the area's isolated wilderness is truly awe-inspiring.
When to go to Top End: Darwin, Kakadu & the Kimberley
The dry season, which runs from April to September is the most popular time for visiting the Top End, although you should be prepared for high daytime temperatures but far cooler nights. The wet season, which lasts from November to March but reaches its peak in January and February, can make travel tricky, especially on the mainly dirt roads that lead to the more remote regions of Kakadu, Litchfield and Arnhem land. After particularly heavy rains, some roads may be closed altogether.
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