If you are thinking about planning a trip to Australia, then you naturally might think of visiting places like Sydney, Bondi Beach or Melbourne. All of which are in the south of Australia. The northern territory often gets forgotten about, especially for tourists. But for many locals, it is what represents the real Australia, with ancient culture, and plenty of outback and wildlife to enjoy and explore.
Below Top Things to do in Northern Australia
Uluru, or Ayers Rock as it is nicknamed, is one of the most famous things in the northern territory, located right in the center of the country, near a town called Alice Springs. It is sacred to indigenous Australians and believed to be about 700 million years old, which is just mind-blowing. It is located within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is home to 36 similar red-rock domes, known as the Kata Tjuta formation. It is a sight to see!
Kakadu National Park
There is another national park in the northern territory too, called the Kakadu National Park. it really showcases some of the wildlife of northern Australia, as well as the culture, heritage, and stunning landscape. It is more than just a place for nature, though. It has been described as a place that really celebrates the indigenous people and all that they nurtured and did.
There are still beaches in the north of the country, so you can still experience that side of Australia too. But the Darwin-based beach has something really unique about it; as the sun starts to go down it becomes a market, with tables, chairs, and stalls set up to buy and sell. Not to mention the fresh food being cooked and the fruit to eat, all set up under the coconut trees to the sound of live music.
Territory Wildlife Park
Is it even a trip to Australia if you haven’t experienced some of the beauty of the unique wildlife? Which is why the wildlife park is a must. It is pretty much an open air zoo, with birds of prey on display, as well as nocturnal house for things like bats and bilbies. The aquarium is the big seller, though, as you walk through the clear tunnels, you can see giant barramundi, stingray, sawfish, and saratoga, to name a few. Saltwater crocodiles can also be spotted.