Posted by: hightideholidays | April 10, 2012

What Makes Northern Territory Special

The Northern Territory is well-known for occupying about one sixth of Australia’s total land mass. Its size is equivalent to the size of France, Italy and Spain when combined and is home to many national parks that never fail to entice nature lovers.Very under-rated, the Northern Territory is has some of the most beautiful nature Australia has to offer. If you want to explore the Kakadu National Park, Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land, an ideal base for you would be Darwin.

Keep in mind when planning your trip is that Darwin also contains a number of attractions on its own. Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory at Darwin. Other must-see places include Darwin Entertainment Center, Skycity Darwin, Indo-Pacific Marine & Australian Pearling Exhibition, East Point Military Museum, Brown’s Mart and more. Darwin Festival and Darwin Fringe Festival are two annual events in the city. For an eclectic nightlife, make your way out to Michelle Street in the CBD. This is the city’s main entertainment hub.  For beach lovers, the Casuarina Beach and the Mindil Beach are great afternoon spots.  Meanwhile, nature lovers will also be stunned by the city’s extensive collection of parks and gardens. Some of these include Charles Darwin National Park, East Point Reserve and the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

If you want to extend your trip, visit Alice Springs in the outback. You will need at least a few days to savor the best of this very enchanting destination. While the place is sparsely populated, you can still find some great accommodation in the area.

Ayers Rock, and Uluru is perhaps the major attraction in Alice Springs with not only cultural significance but for some, religious significance. Many believe that you can have a profoundly spiritual experience at this site. As far as transport goes, busses are available to take you to the area. Other attractions include Museum of Central Australia, The Aralauen Centre and Old Stuart Town Goal.

Quite obviously, there are many fascinating places to visit in Australia. But for a laid-back holiday and a true Aussie experience, visit North Territory and experience all the wonders yourself!

 

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