1. Uluru and Kata Tjuta

Journey to the spiritual heart of Australia and discover Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas). Fill your days exploring on foot, jump on the back of a camel, grab a bicycle, watch the changing colours of a sunset or dine under a blanket of stars. 

Camel trek past Uluru

2. Alice Springs

Visit the base of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service or take to the skies in a hot air balloon. At the Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, learn about the restored heritage buildings. 

3. West MacDonnell Ranges

The West MacDonnell Ranges, stretching 161 kilometres west of Alice Springs, is the perfect backdrop to explore the scenic beauty and history of the area. Whether you take a short walk or tackle the challenging 223 kilometres of the Larapinta Trail, this beautiful park of the Northern Territory is not to be missed. 

4. Nitmiluk National Park

Cruise into paradise and discover abundant waterways, towering gorges and the cascading waterfalls of Katherine Gorge. With remote and dramatic scenery, Nitmiluk National Park forms the crossroads between the outback and the tropics. 

Boat passing through the Katherine Gorge

5. Litchfield National Park

Swim under plunging waterfalls, meander through towering termite mounds and discover native wildlife – only one and half hour’s drive from Darwin. It’s easy to see why Litchfield National Park is a favourite with the locals. 

6. Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park with rugged landscapes, thundering waterfalls, lush wetlands and abundant wildlife. Take a scenic flight, guided cultural tour or wildlife cruises to experience the beauty of Kakadu. 

Wildlife in Kakadu National Park

7. Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles)

Question gravity as you lose yourself in the surreal collection of huge boulders of Karlu Karlu (The Devils Marbles). This natural geological phenomenon situated just south of Tennant Creek was formed over millions of years and continues to evolve with some boulders standing up to six metres. 

8. Darwin

As the gateway to the Top End, Darwin encapsulates a laidback atmosphere and multiculturalism unique to the Northern Territory. Watch a magical sunset as you stroll through the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets (April to October) or take a cruise on Darwin Harbour.

Waterfall and spring in the Northern Territory

9. Arnhem Land

Be inspired by one of the Top End’s most spectacular natural destinations, Arnhem Land. Rugged coastlines, remote islands, rivers teeming with fish, lush rainforest and towering escarpments combine to create a timeless wonderland. 

10. Kings Canyon

Surround yourself with 100 metre high sandstone walls and palm-filled crevices as you step deep into the heart of Kings Canyon. Witness a sunrise or complete the three hour Rim Walk and be rewarded with spectacular views stretching across the never-ending desert.

Exploring the huge boulders in Kings Canyon