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Twice the size of California, yet with only two hundred thousand inhabitants, it's not surprising that Australia's Northern Territory represents nature on a grand scale!
Home to the World Heritage parks of
Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock), with a very diverse flora and fauna including the fearsome saltwater crocodile.

The Northern Territory is home to 60,000 Aboriginal people, who hold a deeply spiritual connection to the land that dates back tens of thousands of years, yet can still be shared today..

Darwin is the tropical capital city of the Northern Territory. It has a relaxed outdoor lifestyle and enjoys warm weather all year round. Perched on a peninsula with sea on three sides, Darwin is an excellent base to explore the natural attractions of World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks, the Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land.
 

 

Enjoy the Slide Show, that samples a little slice of this destination.

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We offer a series of guided pre-packaged tours, prepared for you by reliable tour operators, or we can design your visit to your wishes and your budget.
If you want to see Australia at your own pace, an individualized vacation or FIT is recommended. If so, we'll make your flight, hotel and car arrangements. If you are restricted to time, a guided tour, or pre-packaged vacation might be advised.

 

Hotels in Darwin

 

Saville Park Suites

Novotel Atrium Darwin

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin

Crowne Plaza Darwin

 
 

 

Saville Park Suites

Situated on the Esplanade overlooking Darwin Harbor. Suites have large private balconies, perfect for experiencing a famous Northern Territory sunset.

 

 

Novotel Atrium Darwin

Location on the Esplanade in downtown Darwin places you in the heart of the shopping and business district of this lively, modern and easygoing city, and is only 15 minutes from the International & Domestic airports

   

 

Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin

Located on the Esplanade, the hotel is fronted by tropical parkland and foreshores, yet only a short walk from Darwin's Central Business District. The superb location offers the best of both worlds to the discerning traveler.

 

   
 

Crowne Plaza Darwin

Experience the unique tropical pulse that distinguishes Darwin from every other Australian city, place yourself in the centre of the action with the relaxed and stylish comfort of Crowne Plaza Darwin. Come and go as you please with our 24-hour reception and valet parking, and take advantage of the convenience of practical facilities such as our Business Centre, guest laundry and hairdressing salon.

 

   

Cobourg Peninsula

Located 175 miles east of Darwin, this area is a prime tourist attraction, offering a variety parks and is known for its pristine wilderness. It is home to a large variety of sea life and the worlds largest herd of pure-strain banteng. It is also renowned for its Aboriginal culture. While it is only sparsely inhabited today, it was once the site of an attempt at founding a major trading port, Port Essington, of which the ruins are still accessible today.
 

   

 

The Ghan:  Darwin - Melbourne train ride

Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. Connections are available on the Indian Pacific and The Overland for guests traveling to or from Sydney and Melbourne. Enjoy 2 nights aboard this great train in either direction.
 

   

Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge

Perfect for the adventurous or those who just want to relax. Adventure into the great diversity of the landscape and learn about the fascinating environments from our experienced guides. Every morning, every afternoon, a different experience is yours to enjoy if you want it.

 

   

 

Kakadu National Park

The 2nd largest national park in the world is renowned for its extraordinary wetlands and rich cultural traditions.
The major landforms and habitats in Kakadu National Park include an entire tropical river and its basin, a sandstone plateau, savannah woodlands, open forests, rivers, floodplains, mangroves and mudflats. The wildlife in Kakadu National Park includes over 280 species of birds, 60 kinds of native mammals, 55 kinds of freshwater fish, thousands of species of insects, and many species of reptiles, the most famous of which is the salt-water crocodile.


 

   

 

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn

A unique hotel situated in the heart of the Kakadu National Park. Covering nearly 22,000 square kilometers at the Top End of Australia's Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is a cultural landscape, a World Heritage site and the largest national park in Australia.

 

 

   
 

Gagudju Lodge Cooinda

Spreads beneath a canopy of trees beside Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park, one of the few World Heritage Areas listed for both cultural and native heritage, and one of the world's greatest nature reserves.

 

   

 

Kakadu Lodge

Located in the World Heritage listed National Park - Kakadu, 257 km from Darwin. Great place to learn about Aboriginal history, with day trips, Mangarre Nature Trail, Jim Jim falls, Twin falls, fishing at the Yellow waters billabong and Dreamtime stories at Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock art sites.

 

   

Litchfield National Park

The 1,500 square km Litchfield National Park is an easy journey (an hour-and-a-half drive) from Darwin.

Visitors can visit the Park for the day or for the more adventurous stay for two or three days. The Park contains several types of typical Top End habitats including lush monsoon forests, termite mounds, unusual rock formations, waterfalls and cascades.

 

   

 

Blue Stone Motor Inn, Tennant Creek

The perfect accommodation base from which to explore the diverse nature and culture of the Australian outback. Only one hours drive from the Devil's Marbles, the Bluestone Motor Inn is the perfect place to stay at the halfway mark along the track from Alice Springs to Darwin and back, or coming west from Mt. Isa.
 

   
 

All Seasons, Katherine

A natural history of abundant beauty is waiting for you in Katherine. The wonders of Australia's outback offer many adventure opportunities such as Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, the remarkable Cutta Cutta Caves, Mataranka's clear thermal pool and Edith Falls Nature Park.

   

 

Nitmiluk National park (Katherine Gorge)


Owned by the Jawoyn Aboriginal people and jointly managed with the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, the park's features a spectacular dissected sandstone country, broad valleys and numerous, significant cultural sites.
The deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River is the central attraction of the Park.

 

   
 

Pine Creek Motel

Established for ten years, the Motel is on a Freehold block in Main Terrace in the centre of town, and comprises 8 cabin style motel rooms, plus two flats which are on lease, a public Laundromat, Office, set amid award-winning tropical gardens. Member of 4 regional tourism areas, 3 star rating , tourism accredited.

 

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Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge

Set beside a monsoonal vine forest, and offers 15 deluxe units with private facilities. There is also bunk, camping and safari camp accommodation available with shared facilities.

 

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Alice Springs, the real outback

With a population around 30,000, Alice Springs  aka "the Red Center" is situated 1,000 miles from Darwin, and has become a Mecca for world-wide travelers and explorers.
Located in the Northern Territory and encircled by the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs is a combination of ancient Aboriginal culture meeting modern day living.

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Novotel Outback Alice Springs

Aurora Alice Springs

Lasseters Hotel & Casino

Heavitree Gap Outback Lodge

 

   

 

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs

Offers guests the unique opportunity of enjoying a resort style holiday whilst also experiencing the spectacular "Red Centre" and true Australian outback.

   

 

Novotel Outback Alice Springs

Located in the foothills of the MacDonnell Ranges, Novotel Outback Alice Springs is close to many tourist attractions of the city such as West MacDonnell, Anzac hill, Desert Park, Botanical gardens and racecourse.
 

 

   
 

Aurora Alice Springs

The only hotel situated on the bustling Todd Mall – the town’s main shopping and business precinct. Friendly, professional staff are available 24 hours a day to ensure your needs are catered for in every respect whether traveling for business or pleasure.

   

 

Lasseters Hotel & Casino

The perfect place to begin your discovery of Australia's Centre and Lasseters Hotel Casino is the luxurious oasis in its heart. Set against the stunning MacDonnell Ranges and adjoining one of the world's best desert golf courses. Lasseters Hotel Casino Alice Springs offers accommodation rated at 4.5 stars, the highest standard available within Alice Springs.

   

Ayers Rock & Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in central part of the Northern Territory. It is located in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, 350 km southwest of Alice Springs.  Uluru is sacred to the Pitjantjatjara (Aboriginal people of the area) and has many springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings.

   

 

Sails in the Desert

The premier hotel at Ayers Rock Resort with spacious, airy and exquisitely furnished rooms set in lush park like grounds. Deriving its name from the distinctive sail like structures, which provide shade and a touch of elegance to its design, Sails in the Desert is the ultimate in luxury in the Red Center.

   

 

Desert Gardens Hotel

Set amongst magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs, the Desert Gardens Hotel offers a range of stylish accommodation from shaded poolside rooms to the magnificent deluxe rooms overlooking the desert landscape. Desert Gardens is the superior hotel at Ayers Rock Resort and is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities.
 

 

 

 

 

Emu Walk Apartments

A light, spacious, and well equipped with kitchen facilities. Ideal if you are holidaying with family or friends, each apartment can cater for up to six people. Emu Walk features 60 fully serviced one and two bedroom apartments.

 

 

 

Outback Pioneer Hotel

Situated in Ayers Rock, the Outback Pioneer Hotel and Lodge is a place where friendships are made and good times are had. Combined with a huge barbecue area and all the luxuries of the resort, this property is an ideal venue for families

 

   
 

Longitude 131 degree Experience

Aims to bring guests face-to-face with nature. The rooms are individual tents on stilts, with glass doors that look toward Uluru—the massive block of stone formerly known as Ayers Rock—and slide open to the desert.

 

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The Lost Camel

This boutique property with a modern theme is an ideal place for your fun filled holiday. Located right next to the Ayers Rock resort's shopping centre and is a kilometer from the city centre. Furnished in a stylish mix of Aboriginal and urban themes, this hotel brings a new, exciting, contemporary element to the resort.

   

Watarrka National Park / Kings Canyon

Watarrka National Park contains the western end of the George Gill Range. This scenic landscape of rugged ranges, rock holes and gorges acts as a refuge for many plants and animals, making the Park an important conservation area and major attraction of central Australia. Kings Canyon features ancient sandstone walls, sculptured by the elements, rising up more than 300ft to a plateau of rocky domes.

 

 

Kings Canyon Resort

Located in a loop off the main highway running between Ayers Rock and Alice Springs. The sensitively designed resort is just seven kilometers from Watarrka National Park, the home of the magical sandstone formation of Kings Canyon.

 

 
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