Why NT is the destination for those seeking different

The Northern Territory is the perfect destination for those who are seeking something different. From once in a lifetime experiences, cultural encounters and relaxing days spent soaking in nature’s waterfalls and swimming holes - there is something for every traveller in the Northern Territory. If you are looking for an excuse to book in some annual leave, here are a couple of reasons why the Northern Territory should be your next getaway.

One of a kind swim with Crocodiles

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Only in the Northern Territory can you get up close and personal with these prehistoric predators in a safe “Cage of Death” swimming enclosure at the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin. This one of a kind animal encounter will see brave swimmers submerged in a swimming enclosure for a 15 minute cage dive inside a crocodiles’ lair. Swim solo or share the experience with a friend during a tandem dive as you stare directly into the eyes of crocodiles lurking around you in a 360 degree transparent protective cage.

Discover Aboriginal rock art & culture

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Kakadu National Park is a magical place covering over 20,000 kilometres. Discover the sprawling wetlands, rugged escarpments, lush rainforests and thundering waterfalls on guided day tours to Kakadu National Park from Darwin. This land also holds special cultural significance to the Indigenous people with more than 5,000 Aboriginal rock art sites to be found within the park. Tour the outdoor galleries at Nourlangie, Naguluwur and Ubirr for an interactive journey into the Dreamtime creation stories that underpin the Aboriginal culture.

Glamp in the Australian outback

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Experience the true Australian Outback without sacrificing comfort on an overnight glamping experience in Darwin at Matt Wright’s Top End Glamping Safari. Situated in a secluded location, this outback experience is jammed packed full of activities. See the Outback Wranglers in action during a crocodile encounter and feeding session, hold on tight on an exhilarating airboat cruise and admire the sights from up above on a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight over the floodplains. Back at camp, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or a cold drink from the bar before retiring for the night in deluxe lotus belle tents.

Bucket List experiences and world heritage landmarks

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Uluru is Australia’s most recognisable landmark and one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Located deep in the Red Centre, this natural monument is considered to be the beating cultural heart of Australia and you can see it firsthand with a visit to the Northern Territory. Get up close with this incredible natural landmark on a small group segway tour, a magical helicopter flight or enjoy a glass of bubbly as you watch a dreamy sunset over Uluru.

Cool off in the secluded waterfalls

Swap the golden beaches this summer for a refreshing swim in one of the Northern Territory’s refreshing waterfalls and secluded waterholes. Mother Nature’s waterparks are in full bloom during summer when the rain tops up these incredible swimming holes offering a cool respite from the steamy tropical temperatures. Pick and choose which swimming hole you’d like to relax in at Litchfield National Park with multiple spots such as Florence Falls, Wangi Falls, Buley Rockhole and Tolmer Falls to while away the afternoon. Kakadu National Park is another hotspot not to be missed with iconic spots such as Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls popular all year round.

Dust off your suitcases and get ready to seek different in the Northern Territory. Whether you’re craving adventure, once in a lifetime experiences, an iconic outback adventure or a quiet moment of tranquillity in nature - the Northern Territory is waiting for you. Start filling up your itinerary now with experiences to enjoy magical moments and bucket list adventures in the Northern Territory.

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