Australia’s land of colour and contrast
Vast and uncompromising, Australia’s Northern Territory is blessed with an abundance of outstanding natural environments. It’s a land that ebbs and flows with the seasons, a region of contrast and colour, where change is the only constant.
A Northern Territory tour will introduce you to iconic wonders like the World Heritage National Parks of Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and the Olgas). The flora and fauna is fascinatingly diverse with desert blooms and lotus lilies suddenly flowering amidst the dust and rocks. There are all manners of wildlife too including the fearsome saltwater crocodile and the Brolga, the Northern Territory’s elegant dancing bird.
The indigenous Aboriginal people hold a deeply spiritual connection to the land that dates back thousands of years. Walks in the desert in search of bush tucker, visits to the ancient rock art galleries dotted around the region or storytelling sessions around the campfire are just some of the ways to experience it. It’s a highlight of any NT tour.
As well as getting a rare chance to meet the Aboriginals, you’re also bound to meet some local larger-than-life characters in the legendary outback pubs and cattle stations. They’re always willing to share a yarn or two. You’ll soon fall in love with their uncomplicated, down-to-earth outlook on life.