The Northern Territory. Have you ticked Australia’s outback territory off your bucket list?
No, we don’t just mean a visit to Uluru, although that should certainly be on there. From waterfalls to watering holes, here’s our listopedia of Northern Territory experiences.
1. Uluru in all its glory
There’s a reason this UNESCO World Hertiage Listed landmark is on every tourist’s (and Aussie’s) to do list. Owned by the Anangu people and leased to Parks Australia, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a place like no other. Uluru itself rises 348 metres high, the walk around the base is 9.4km. Some of the best spots to photograph Uluru are the car parks. Aim to visit mid-to-late afternoon – spend some time walking around the rock before heading to the when you can catch the rock changing colouring during sunset from the viewing area.
2. From the air
When you’re on the ground in the Northern Territory, it’s hard to get a sense of scale. Up in the air, the truth is revealed. This landscape is immense. From the vast expanses of red dirt, dotted with boat trees, to the glory of the Mary River Wetlands in full bloom, the beauty is best seen by helicopter or small plane. Even a hot air balloon rising in the shadow of the MacDonnell Ranges, will give you a unique perspective on the land.