Travel 2 Australia & New Zealand 2018/19

Northern Territory

Northern Territory at a glance Stretching from the desert heart of Australia (the Red Centre) to the northern tropics around Darwin (the Top End), the Northern Territory offers some of the most breathtaking and contrasting scenery you’ll ever see. The towering presence of Uluru casts a magical spell on all who visit, but is rivalled by other Outback destinations such as dramatic Kings Canyon, and by the World Heritage wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu National Park.

Cobourg Peninsula

Arafura Sea

Aboriginal Community

Bathurst Is

Gove Peninsula

Nhulunbuy Gove

Timor Sea

Kakadu NP

Darwin

Jabiru

Berry Springs NP Litchfield NP

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Arnhem Land

Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) NP

Daly River

Groote Eylandt

Pine Creek

Gulf of Carpentaria

Katherine

Limmen Bight

Roper Bar

Timber Creek

Mataranka

Sir Edward Pellew Group

Kununurra

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Borroloola

Daly Waters

Top Springs

Gregory NP

Lake Woods

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BarklyHighway

Camooweal

Tennant Creek

Devils Pebbles

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Western Australia

Tanami Desert

Wauchope

Devils Marbles

Lake White

Queensland

Ti Tree

Lake Mackay

Ormiston Gorge & Pound NP

Standley Chasm

Simpsons Gap NP

Glen Helen

Ross River

Alice Springs

Kings Canyon Finke Gorge Nat Pk

L Neale

Docker River

The Winery

Mt Olga/ Kata Tjuta

Yulara

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Simpson Desert

Ghan

Simpson Desert NP

Ayers Rock/ Uluru

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Kulgera

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FLIGHT INFORMATION: There are airports at Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock), with convenient domestic connections from most major cities in Australia. The only international flights are into Darwin, which is served from Singapore by Jetstar, the low-cost sister airline of Qantas and Silk Air, the subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 22 hours.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: 2 distinct climate zones reward those who plan their trip carefully. Summers (Nov - Mar) are very hot in the Red Centre, with temperatures upwards of 35°C, although the desert environment means chilly evenings in winter (Jun - Aug). Around Darwin and Kakadu, the Top End starts and ends the year with balmy temperatures and tropical rains, whilst towards the middle of the year the humidity levels drop and the days are warm and sunny. TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +9 hrs 30 minutes.

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