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Northern Territory Holidays

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Ancient culture, adventure, wildlife, and natural beauty abounds in the Northern Territory. It spans from Australia's Red Centre in the very middle of the country right up to the tropical Top End. It’s undeniably most famous for the mighty Uluru (Ayers Rock), a 600-million-year-old rock formation to the south of the region. And while Uluru and neighbouring Kata Tjuta are definitely must-dos for any Australia holiday, there’s so much more to discover...

Discover the beach-side city of Darwin, swim in the natural waterholes of Litchfield National Park, go on a wildlife safari in Kakadu National Park, cruise or kayak through the breathtaking Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, and experience Aboriginal culture first-hand in Arnhem Land or the Tiwi Islands. Down in the Red Centre you can experience Alice Springs, an authentic outback town, via hot air balloon, mountain bike or on one of many hiking trails. To experience all of these highlights and more, talk to one of our Australia Experts on 0208 127 4273 today.

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Northern Territory Holiday Types

If you’re heading to the Northern Territory, chances are you’re looking to experience a wildlife and nature holiday. Home to some of the greatest landscapes in the country, exploring the national parks and the Outback is one of the highlights of visiting the Northern Territory. But it’s not the only one. In the territory, you can also learn about ancient Indigenous culture, get off the beaten track by camping under the stars or upgrade to a luxurious stay complete with VIP experiences. For more ideas, chat with our experts about a trip to suit you!

Your Northern Territory Travel Guide

Top Things to Do

Top 3 Things to Do in the Northern Territory

  • Watch the sunset over Uluru
  • Soak up the surrounding nature from one of Kakadu National Park's swimming holes
  • Cruise through Katherine Gorge
When to Go

When to Go to the Northern Territory

From the red desert of the south to tropical bushland in the north, weather and seasons in the Northern Territory vary greatly. You can visit year-round. The Top End has two distinct seasons: the dry season and the tropical summer. The dry season runs May-Oct and is the most popular time for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, cycling, and an array of outdoor events and festivals. The tropical summer (Nov-Apr) is the best time to visit to see wildlife, flora and fauna, and full-flowing waterfalls.

Where to Go

Where to Go in the Northern Territory

The Northern Territory consists of two regions; the Top End and the Red Centre. The Top End consists of the tropical capital city, Darwin, untouched Arnhem Land, and the stunning national parks Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Litchfield. In the Red Centre you’ll find Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon. To get a feel for the Territory, we recommend visiting both regions because they drastically contrast with each other; from the rich red desert of Uluru all the way up to the green and tropical city of Darwin. It’s possible to drive between the two, although this can take a few days and travels across Outback terrain. Otherwise, you can fly from Alice Springs, which is near Uluru, to Darwin in around two hours. From Darwin, be sure to explore the surrounding area, which promises incredible tropical landscapes and unique wildlife.

More Information

More About the Northern Territory

Capital city: Darwin

Currency: Australian Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Visitors to the Northern Territory must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Getting There

Flight time: The London to Darwin flight time is around 19 hours and will include a stopover.

Main airports:

  • Darwin International Airport
  • Alice Springs Airport
  • Ayers Rock Airport

Visas: British Citizens require a tourist eTA visa, which you can apply for online.


Why Book Your Northern Territory Holiday with Flight Centre

Local knowledge: As an Australian-born company, we know the Northern Territory because we have stores throughout the region. So from restaurant recommendations in Darwin to driving times between Alice Springs and Uluru, we can offer you up-to-the-minute advice thanks to our local network.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the Northern Territory from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.