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Wildlife Encounters in the Northern Territory

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As the stronghold of rare animal species, including the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile and unique birds and marsupials, no trip to the Northern Territory is complete without at least one good animal encounter. Here are a few ways you can meet the local wildlife, though the best experiences are always the unplanned ones.
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9 Stuart Terrace, The Gap NT 0870, Australia
Hands-on, interactive fun and little critters may not sound like your idea of a good time until after you've visited the Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Pro reptile wrangler Rex Neindorf opened the centre in 2000 to educate, inform, and debunk myths...
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58 Mitchell St, Darwin City NT 0800, Australia

Are you brave enough to get up close and personal with Australia’s fearsome saltwater crocodiles? Then visit this "urban wildlife experience" in the heart of Darwin. You'll see almost 200 saltwater crocs, including some of the world's...

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Corroboree Billabong, Marrakai NT 0822, Australia
Just over 60 miles from Darwin at the edge of Kakadu National Park, the Corroboree Billabong is a healthy arm of the Mary River Wetlands known for white-bellied sea eagles, kingfisher, barramundi fish and the largest concentration of saltwater...
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871 Larapinta Dr, Alice Springs NT 0871, Australia
With the sandstone walls of the MacDonnell Ranges rising to the west and red dirt all around, you'll get acquainted with the hearty plants and animals that call this arid landscape home—from the smallest frogs and fish to the rainbow bee-eaters...
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Kakadu Hwy, Jabiru NT 0886, Australia
This World Heritage-listed national park is fed by pristine river systems, and it's alive with the various calls of over 280 bird species. But the best way to explore the floodplains, billabongs, and rugged stone landscape of Kakadu and Arnhem...
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Kakadu Hwy, Jabiru NT 0886, Australia
Tens of thousands of black and little red flying foxes roost around the schools and parklands of the Jabiru township in Kakadu National Park. As if on cue, as soon as the sky shows the inky signs of dusk, the flying foxes leave their trees en...