Located in the remote north-central portion of Australia, the Northern Territory is a vast region with relatively few people. Most travelers base their trips out of the capital city of Darwin, but many of the tourist attractions are in the Outback. The territory, which stretches from the rainforest in the north to the desert in the south, is popular with campers and backpackers. For your stay in Darwin, we recommend the following hotels:
Darwin offers museums, Asian food, Aboriginal art shops, and a waterfront with beaches and parks. There is a wave lagoon, as well as harbour cruises and the opportunity to swim with crocodiles in a cage. A two-hour drive east leads to Kakadu National Park, featuring waterfalls, ancient rock art and more than 60 bird species. Watarrka National Park is home to the domed rocks known as Kata Tjuta, and more waterfalls can be found at Litchfield National Park.
The most famous place in the territory is Uluru, or Ayres Rock, where a huge stone rises out of the desert landscape. No tour of the Northern Territory is complete with a trip to the Outback town of Alice Springs. Aboriginal works and other artistic creations are on display at galleries in the community’s Araluen Cultural Precinct.
If you like to stay near to Kakadu National Park you can try the Top Rated Hotel Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel.
Domestic and international airlines from Europe, the United States, Asia and elsewhere in Australia serve Darwin. Other ways to get there are to drive the Stuart Highway to Darwin, or ride the rails to Alice Springs. Daily flights connect Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru. Car Rental Services are also available.
If you want to stay near to Darwin’s International Airport you have many options, for example:
The Northern Territory’s climate varies greatly, from tropical in the north to arid in the south. Most of the annual rainfall occurs between October and April, when high temperatures in Darwin range from 25-30C. In July, the average high is 17-23C. A day of visiting Darwin costs about AU$136. Meal expenses average AU$46 per day, and a mid-range hotel room for two costs AU$152.