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Top 10 Attractions in Northern Territory

Popular Northern Territory landmarks and tourist spots
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    A nice perspective of Kings Canyon in the Red Centre region of Australia.
    Located partway between Alice Springs and Uluru in Watarrka National Park is magnificent Kings Canyon, which boasts the Red Center's deepest gorge. Sandstone walls tower more than 100 meters above Kings Creek that meanders below, with sections of the gorge forming part of a sacred Aboriginal site to the Luritja people. Perennial waterholes lie at the canyon's bottom, while lush ferns and palm forests comprise the Garden of Eden in the upper part of the gorge ...

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  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park thumbnail
    Picture of the the famous Uluru, also formerly known as AyersRock, in the Red Centre region of Australia.
    Situated in the heart of the Red Centre is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It includes one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock), and the dome-shaped rock formations of Kata Tjuta, or the Olgas, which lie around 40 kilometers away. Uluru is a massive sandstone monolith that rises 348 meters in the middle of the surrounding desert ...

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  • Kakadu National Park thumbnail
    A beautiful scenery at the Kakdadu National Park near Darwin in Australia.
    Australia’s largest national park and one of the county’s most magnificent wilderness areas is Kakadu National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape includes soaring sandstone escarpments, tall monsoon rain forests and wildlife rich river estuaries and mangrove swamps, together with expansive floodplains that transform with the seasons ...

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    A vintage plane being displayed at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre in Darwin, Australia.
    Boasting an outstanding collection of aircraft that have played a role in the history of Australia is the Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre. It was established in 1976 when a group of aviation enthusiasts wanted to preserve relics following the destruction of Cyclone Tracy, with the current museum opening its doors to the public in 1990. The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre is one of the most important aviation museums in Australia ...

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    The HMAS Deloraine in February 1942 in during a Japanese raid in Darwin, Australia.
    Located at East Point, the Defence of Darwin Experience provides an immersive look at the role the city played in World War II. Visual and multimedia displays offer first-hand accounts of the Bombing of Darwin, together with artifacts and objects that reflect the city’s tumultuous past. The Defence of Darwin Experience is divided into numerous chronological sections, beginning with a look at Darwin as a “frontier town” ...

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    A nice view of part of the Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Australia.
    Set within Nitmiluk National Park, around 250 kilometers southeast of Darwin, Katherine Gorge is an undisputed highlight of visiting the Northern Territory. It borders Kakadu National Park and is of particular importance to the Jawoyn people who are the custodians of the land here. In their language, the name Nitmiluk translates as “place of the cicada dreaming”. Katherine Gorge comprises thirteen different gorges (some up to 100 meters in depth) that have been carved by the Katherine River through the ancient sandstone of the southern Arnhem Land plateau ...

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    A view of strange rocks in the Litchfield National Park near Darwin in Northern Australia.
    Named after Frederick Henry Litchfield who was an early pioneer and explorer in the Northern Territory, Litchfield National Park is one of the most popular day trips from Darwin. It features waterfalls and springs along the Table Top Range escarpment, with tropical monsoon forests, giant termite mounds and natural swimming holes. Litchfield National Park is easily explored with your own vehicle, with most attractions linked by a sealed road that is accessible by two-wheel drive cars ...

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    A view of the Simpsons Gap in the Red Centre region of Australia near Alice Springs.
    Set within the West MacDonnell Ranges, just a short drive from Alice Springs, Simpsons Gap is one of the most prominent gaps in the region and a permanent waterhole site. Its rugged cliffs stand in striking contrast to the desert plains and dunes surrounding the gap, with white-barked ghost gums and eucalyptus dotting the landscape. Simpsons Gap is of spiritual importance to the Arrernte people who have inhabited the region for centuries ...

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    A view of the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets in Darwin, Australia.
    Situated to the north of Darwin’s city center on the edge of Fannie Bay is the ever-popular Mindil Beach Markets. It takes place every Thursday and Sunday evening during the dry months of April through to October and is particularly famed for its magnificent sunsets over the Indian Ocean. The name “Mindil” is from the Larrakia indigenous Aboriginal word meaning “sweet nut grass” and was originally the name given to a swamp located behind Darwin’s CBD ...

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    Crocodylus Park features many crocrodiles in Darwin, Australia.
    Located at Knuckey Lagoon, around 15 minutes’ drive from Darwin’s city center, Crocodylus Park was set up by renowned crocodile biologist Professor Grahame Webb. There are both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles of all ages on display, from 30 centimeter-long hatchlings to giant 5-meter specimens, as well as a number of American alligators. It’s not only a great place to see crocodiles up close or even hold a baby crocodile but also learn about their behavior and biology ...

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