One of the NT's iconic events is a boat race in the desert.
For those who missed the biggest boat race in
we have glorious photos of the
2011 Henley-on-Todd, and you
can still check out the photos
for both the 2010 and 2009 events, or visit the
Henley on Todd Regatta
web site. Pencil in your calendar for the 17 August, 2013 big event.
For those who have not visited the Northern Territory, make it this year to
visit some of our popular destinations that include the iconic natural wonders
of the heritage listed
Kakadu National Park, encompassing the majestic rainforest of the tropical
far north, through to the desert red sands of the arid centre with its monolith
(formerly Ayers Rock),
(formerly the Olgas) and
Stretching east and west from Alice Springs is the
Ranges, a special place not only to the local indigenous people, but to
those of us who choose to live here.
A vacation to the Northern Territory will help you retain that feeling of having
been somewhere special. For those who have not made the time to visit, find out why so many people
keep coming back. Now is the time to start planning that memorable
holiday, with the NT offering many outback adventure and wonderful getaway
destinations. It is the perfect place to refresh the body, revitalise the mind and
to share the experience with family and friends.
Those planning to visit the northern end of the NT that includes Darwin and Kakadu should be aware that there are two distinct seasons, referred to as ‘the
wet’ and ‘the dry’. The wet season occurs approximately from November to March,
whilst the dry occurs from April to November.
Central Australia has four recognisable seasons: spring (September to
November), summer (December to February), autumn (March to May), and winter
(June to August).
The indigenous people however, recognised many more seasons, being more in
tune with the land. For those seeking to experience Aboriginal art and culture,
there are many tour opportunities and experiences, as well as a plethora of
galleries and cultural centres to whet your appetite.Other major natural attractions
and Kakadu National Park,
Kings Canyon (in
Watarrka National Park),
Palm Valley (home to the Red Cabbage
Palm, the remnants of a tropical rainforest that covered the area 60 million
years ago) and
considered the heart of the vast
Alice Springs is also a popular base from which to visit the numerous nearby
attractions, with the
West MacDonnell Range stretching some 644 km either side of the Alice, encompassing numerous
gorges and waterholes, as well as the world famous ‘Larapinta Trail’.
Heading further north is the UFO centre of Australia,
Tennant Creek, Mataranka,
Arnhem Land, just to name a few
Comprising one-sixth of Australia, with over 50 percent of the Territory classed as Aboriginal land, come and enjoy the experience as the Aboriginal people share with you their
arts and culture, opening their door onto the wonders of an ancient landscape that contains woodlands, tropical rainforests, deserts and semi-arid plains.
Getting to the Top End and Central Australia is quite easy, with either domestic
or international airlines. You can also enjoy the Territory by booking on a air
tour and charter. Helicopter rides at various locations provide a unique
perspective over the landscape.
Visitors to the ‘Top End’ will find a huge range of places to stay including
luxury resorts, bed and breakfast, motels, hotels, self-contained, budget
hostels, camping and caravan. For those travelling with their pets, there are a
growing number of pet friendly accommodation on offer.
As we continue to expand this site, drop us an email if you want to see something included, or if you want to promote the fantastic service that you have enjoyed. Check out what we have listed including tour operators, accommodation and attractions.
Don’t forget to check our Affiliates, as there are some great bargains to be had, and enjoy the convenience of booking your accommodation online.
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