Accommodation in Tiwi Islands
North of Darwin are Bathurst and Melville Islands, also known as the Tiwi Islands. On these remote islands, the Tiwi Aborigines still live in a very authentic way of life. From Darwin you can fly Tiwi Airlines to visit the islands. The islands have no paved roads, there is only one resort with tents where you can stay. Since the islands are an aboriginal area, an access permit is required; except in March during the Tiwi Football Final and the large Art Sale.
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Ayers Rock is a huge rock sticking out of the otherwise flat desert landscape. Ayers Rock is a sacred place for Aborigines, they call the rock “Uluru”. At the circumference of the rock you can see Aborigine drawings. Find Out More >
2. Kata Tjuta – The Olgas
Kata Tjuta is the second major feature and attraction of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. (The main one is of course Uluru.) Kata Tjuta consists of 36 steep sided monoliths, which, just like Uluru, look most impressive at sunrise and sunset. Find Out More >
3. Kings Canyon
The walls of Kings Canyon are over 100 meters high, with Kings Creek at the bottom. There are several walks that visitors can do in the area. Find Out More >
4. Kakadu National Park
The Kakadu National Park is a world heritage site and protected area 171 km south east of Darwin. This is Australia’s biggest national park, you will find rugged landscapes, lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 50,000 years old. Find Out More >
5. Mindil Beach Sunset Market (Darwin)
Every Thursday and Sunday evening tables, chairs, rugs and picnics are set up along Mindil Beach. There are many different ethnic cuisine to try from Thai to Greek and Portuguese food. There are plenty of arts, crafts and clothing stalls set up as well along with a range of entertainment. Not to be missed during your stay in Darwin. Find Out More >
6. The Tiwi Islands
Known as the island of smiles, the Tiwi islands are located 100 km north of Darwin. The islands can only be visited on a pre-arranged tour with an Aboriginal Guide and you will need a permit to visit. This is a truly unique experience the Aboriginal way of life. Find Out More >
7. Dinner under the Stars (Uluru)
At the Sounds of Silence experience you can dine under the canopy of the desert night, while your very own storyteller shares tales as told in the stars. This is a truly unforgettable dining experience and a great introduction to Aboriginal culture. Find Out More >
8. Territory Wildlife Park
Situated on 400 ha of natural bushland, the Territory Wildlife Park includes a diverse range of habitats including monsoon forest, woodland and wetlands. Discover native wild life up close while travelling on modern shuttle train linking all 26 major exhibits. Find Out More >
9. The Kangaroo Sanctuary (Alice Springs)
The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs is the home of Brolga, star of Kangaroo Dundee – BBC2 AGB Films. The Sanctuary is a 90 acre wildlife reserve of untouched bush-land where Brolga’s mob of 25 kangaroos live. Find Out More >
10. Litchfield National Park
Featuring numerous waterfalls, monsoon rainforests and historical sites the Litchfield National Park is a truly beautiful destination found just south of Darwin. Find Out More >
Qantas offers regular flights connecting Darwin, Alice Springs and Yulara.
The Ghan train travels from the south to the north of the Northern Territory and back, stopping at Kulgera, The Iron Man, Finke River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Pine Creek, Adelaide River and Darwin.
By car or campervan is a popular way to explore the Northern Territory. The roads are excellent, and most major attractions can be accessed by sealed roads. There are five scenic drives each excellent in their own way.