10 Our 10 must do’s
ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE Be enchanted by the mesmerising Field of Light — a stunning exhibition by internationally acclaimed artist Bruce Munro of 50,000 slender stems crowned with radiant frosted-glass spheres gently shimmering against the silhouette of Uluru. GETTING AROUND To appreciate the vast distances and open spaces of the Northern Territory, take a ride on the Ghan, a legendary rail journey that follows the route of the old Afghan camel trains that once linked these remote settlements. WHERE TO GO FOR ADVENTURE Lace up your hiking boots and head for Kings Canyon, a lesser-known marvel of the Red Centre. WATER PARADISE Nitmiluk National Park protects a stunning series of 13 gorges, the Katherine River and is best experienced on a cruise — an ideal day trip or longer tour from Darwin. SHOPPING Alice Springs is undoubtedly the best place to buy Aboriginal art, much of it in the distinctive ‘dot painting’ style.
DATES FOR THE DIARY Don’t miss the wacky Henley-on-Todd Regatta, hosted in Alice Springs annually in August or September, where competitors run with their bottomless boats down the sandy riverbed of the dry Todd River. Only in Australia! BEST FOR COUPLES Watching a magical sunset over Uluru and then dining alfresco under the stars of the Outback sky — just 2 reasons why the ‘Sounds of Silence’ dinner experience is unmissable. LUXURY TO ROCK Camping certainly doesn’t come more glamorous nor the profound views of Uluru from the ‘tent’ at Longitude 131°. It’s an outback oasis that’s fit for a future king and queen! CULTURE The Northern Territory is rich in Aboriginal culture, and understanding a little about the different tribes and rituals is a vital part of any visit here. NATURE LOVERS The vast wetlands of Kakadu National Park, located to the east of Darwin, offers amazing waterfalls and wildlife spotting.
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