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The Northern Territory's Epic Outdoors

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Ancient gorges, high-definition dunes, giant boulders, and waterways filled with crocodiles and turtles—these are the reasons you come to the Northern Territory. Cultural tours, down bedding, and good coffee are simply a bonus. Whether you kayak through Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, hike the world-famous Larapinta Trail, or rise and dine with Uluru (Ayers Rock), your time spent connecting with land and sea will form your most cherished memories.
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Gorge Rd, Nitmiluk NT 0852, Australia
Most visitors to Australia have heard of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, but few realize that neighboring Nitmiluk National Park, four hours south of Darwin, is actually more spectacular. During the wet season, from November to...
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Larapinta Dr, Northern Territory, Australia
This stunning trail has been ranked one of the planet's Top 20, though many Australians would nudge that a little higher. The 223-kilometer path follows the rocky spine of the West MacDonnell Ranges from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mount...
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Birdsville QLD 4482, Australia
In the Simpson Desert you will find some of the best four-wheel driving in Australia. Literally take the four-wheel drive (and plenty of water) off road. The Binns Track runs parallel to the Stuart Highway from South Australia to Timber Creek, NT...
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Kings Creek Station, Red Centre Way, Watarrka National Park NT 0872, Australia
Kings Canyon, at the heart of the Watarrka National Park, has been the traditional home of the Luritja people for more than 20,000 years. The site is a testament to the power of nature – massive sandstone cliffs tower over beautiful forests where...
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Petermann NT 0872, Australia
Ayers Rock – known asUluru to the Anangu Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory – is perhaps the most well-known symbol of Central Australia, though there are no photos, no stories, no tales of wonder that can prepare you for seeing the Rock...
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Kings Creek Station, Red Centre Way, Watarrka National Park NT 0872, Australia
Climb aboard a mechanical camel for a rip through the Outback, courtesy of your Northern Territory friends at Kings Creek Station. Less than 40-km from Kings Canyon, Kings Creek Station is a sprawling desert property that begs to be explored via...
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Old Jim Rd, Kakadu NT 0822, Australia
After a stop in Darwin, Shelby’s Wildlife Walkabout itinerary continues on to Kakadu National Park. This is Australia’s largest national park on dry land, covering nearly 8,000 square miles, and offers a chance to explore the country’s tropical...
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The remote Garig Gunak Barlu National Park can only be reached by passing through the Aboriginal Arnhem Land where visitors are only allowed to stop in case of an emergency. Once you reach the Cobourg Peninsula, where the park is located, you’ll...
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Lasseter Hwy, Uluru NT 0872, Australia
Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock as many know it, is one of the most recognized landmarks anywhere in the world. This strange giant rock in the middle of the Australian Outback has long kindled imaginations, going back millennia. It may be an important...
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Kakadu NT 0822, Australia
After you depart the Cobourg Peninsula, headed back to Darwin, you’ll stop at Ubirr Rock. The rock stands above a floodplain offering dramatic views, though the main attraction here is the detailed rock art painting found in the natural shelters...
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Stuart Hwy, Davenport NT 0872, Australia
The traditional owners of this shallow valley—the Warumungu, Kaytetye, Alyawarra and Warlpiri people—simply called the massive granite monoliths here "karlu karlu" (round rocks). Europeans were a bit more creative naming them the Devils Marbles...