Uluru, located in the heart of the Red Centre region, is a sacred Aboriginal site. It’s a massive sandstone monolith which plays a large role in Aboriginal mythology, and is one of Australia's most iconic natural monuments. Dominating over the red desert landscape that surrounds it, Uluru will move you, especially if you stick around to witness an epic sunset.
Framed by desert landscapes, Alice Springs, the second largest town in the Northern Territory, takes pride in its unique pioneering history and exciting attractions. One of Alice Spring’s main attractions is its fantastic art galleries showcasing modern and traditional art. You can also explore the famed terrain: see the Larapinta Trail, the MacDonnell Ranges, and Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Nitmiluk National Park offers a welcome retreat from the Northern Territory’s desert landscape. Here, you’ll find a series of gorges situated around the Katherine River and Edith Falls. This area is a sacred site for the Jawoyn people, who now serve as custodians of the park. On your journey here, you might even spy saltwater crocodiles or local birds
East of the capital you'll find Kakadu National Park, a region filled with native wildlife and home to fascinating examples of ancient Aboriginal rock art. Stretching across an epic 12,000 square miles, this national park has an incredible ecosystem. You can cruise on billabongs, tour the land with an indigenous guide, or swim in pools formed from beautiful waterfalls.
Located off the coast of Darwin, you'll find Bathurst and Melville, two of nine uninhabited islands that make up the Tiwi archipelago. Here, you can experience the culture of the friendly Tiwi people, as well as embark on hikes through the stunning scenery. Make sure you check out the Japingka Aboriginal Art Gallery, which showcases local artists.