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Northern Territory Holiday Ideas

Located in the north central and central region of Australia, the Northern territory occupies an enormous area of over 500,000 square miles. However, with its vast expanses of outback and desert areas, it is certainly not overcrowded, with just under a quarter of a million inhabitants, making it the least populated state in the whole of Australia. Located on the northern coast of the state is its capital city, Darwin, a fantastically modern and multicultural city, with a population of just under 130,000.

Weather-wise, you'll find a tropical climate in the northern regions with year round warm temperatures, although you may wish to avoid the wet season (November to April). As you venture further south, the state becomes a desert with extremely high temperatures and very low levels of rainfall.

So, what types of Northern Territory holidays are on offer for the tourist? For most people, a fantastic option is to explore some of the wonderful National Parks of the state: Kakadu and Uluru-Katu are two of the most magnificent and famous.

A huge range of Northern Territory holiday destinations are located within the Kakadu park, and it's not difficult to see why. From the stunning wilderness landscapes, to the amazing array of wildlife and the fascinating rock art of the Aborigines, this is an unforgettable place to holiday. Whichever part of the park you choose, there is a great array of accommodation available for all budgets, from simple campsites such as Waldak Irrmbal in the South Alligator Region right through to luxury offerings such as the four and a half star Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn located in the Jabiru region.

Without question, the most famous sight in the Uluru-Katu National Park is the world renowned Ayers Rock. In fact, the traditional Aboriginal name for the rock is Uluru, hence the name of the park itself. One of the most iconic sights not only in Australia, but in the world, this magnificent monolith towers at 348 metres high and has to be seen to be believed. You have to see it in person; the photographs, amazing as they are, just don't do it justice! Consider taking a guided tour of the rock by an Aboriginal guide for an unforgettable experience. In an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the area, all tourist accommodation is located outside the actual park but, again, there is a wide range available to cater to most wallets.

There are so many amazing Northern Territory holiday destinations, and we hope our suggestions have given you some great ideas to get your creative juices flowing; the only limit is your own imagination! From the National Parks, to Darwin, to Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and beyond, everyone should visit this wonderful part of the world. We can almost guarantee that it will be an amazing experience that you will remember for a lifetime!

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