Made world-famous by the Crocodile Dundee movie, Kakadu National Park and the Northern Territory continue to attract admiration for its raw Australian natural beauty. The wild call for adventure is strong throughout these lands and it won't take you long to answer. Escape on a luxury holiday to the Northern Territory and experience a slice of Australia's rugged character.
Showcasing an incredibly versatile landscape, from tropical jungles to desert terrain, Australia's Northern Territory is full of fascinating surprises. There's no shortage of areas to explore, whether you're hoping for a coastal holiday, or an Outback adventure. This beautiful state is split into two main areas – Top End and Red Centre.
In Top End, you'll find the multicultural capital of Darwin, where you can duck into museums, dine in excellent restaurants, and enjoy a spot of shopping on the promenade. Outside of Darwin, there are areas of extraordinary natural beauty like Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, or the idyllic village of Katherine, home to the world-renowned Katherine Gorge. This part of the Northern Territory boasts plenty of cultural and natural attractions, warm weather, and a deep-rooted and important indigenous culture.
The second of the Northern Territory’s two main areas is the Red Centre. Throughout the region, you’ll find some of Australia's most sacred Aboriginal sites hidden among the desert lands, rugged mountains and rocky gorges. Discover quintessential landscapes and locations like the remote town of Alice Springs, the iconic and mythological Uluru rock, or the domed-shaped Kata Tjuta rocks. There’s plenty to explore here and this region allows you to experience the true Australian Outback.
With fairly constant warm weather, Australia's Northern Territory offers year-round appeal. If you plan to spend most of your time enjoying the patrolled beaches and tropical national parks, then visit from May to October, when the days are dry and typically between 21-32°C.
During the green season of November to April, there's more rainfall and the temperature is higher, but this is arguably when the landscape is at its best. The waterfalls have a renewed sense of power, the rivers are full with fish, and the rainforests are lush.
Luxury hotels offer fine dining menus that feature modern Australian cuisine and fresh local seafood. Regional specialties include barramundi fish, mud crabs, and crocodile meat. Meals are served amongst a tropical atmosphere with the beautiful sweeping views. Try premium dishes like oven-baked barramundi with lemon myrtle.
Whether you're dining in Darwin's celebrated seaside restaurants, or enjoying a gourmet 'bush tucker' in the Outback, you're in for an amazing treat. Enjoy your meals with some of Australia's best wines, try a Shiraz from Western Australia, or a Riesling from Victoria.
For entry to Australia, British citizens don’t require a visa but will need an ETA. As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. Find more advice on passports, visas and travel at GOV.UK.