Northern Territory

Last Updated: 3rd Jan 2014

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/australia/aust_stock/33.jpg" class="rightwise" title="northern territory scene" alt="northern territory scene" /></p> <p>The Northern Territory is the heart of Australia&#8217;s Indigenous Aboriginal culture and is home to outback adventures, incredible nature and an array of unusual sights, activities and local characters that&#8217;ll provide memories that are unlike anything else you&#8217;ll ever know &#8211; &#8216;Out of this world&#8217; is the best way to describe the experience you’ll get!</p> <p>From the tropical wetlands of the north to the red soil and sparse greenery of the Red Center, it’s a place that ignites the imagination and makes everyday life seem a million miles away. In short, it&#8217;s the perfect place to escape for a great &#8216;outback&#8217; adventure.</p> <p>Sure we’ll take you to the unforgettable spots of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/kings-canyon">Kings Canyon</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/uluru">Uluru</a> where sunrise and sunset never fail to amaze, but we&#8217;ll give you other experiences just as breathtaking. We&#8217;ll take you to less well-known but equally magnificent spots such as Katherine Gorge and other secret groves.</p> <p>Meeting the characters of the outback will be just as memorable.</p> <p>Imagine hot air ballooning over the desert, discovering the wetlands of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/kakadu-national-park">Kakadu</a>, or sleeping in a swag on a cattle station seeing more stars than you ever knew possible. In no time you&#8217;ll feel the &#8216;spirit&#8217; of the land deeply cherished by the indigenous Aboriginals and their mesmerizing dreamtime stories. Then you can head back to the &#8216;21st century&#8217; to the hub of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/darwin">Darwin</a> and discover the cultural melting pot this city has become.</p> <p>Let the Northern Territory work it’s magic on you – you&#8217;ll never forget it.</p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/australia/aust_stock/307.jpg" class="rightwise" title="northern territory canyon" alt="northern territory canyon" /></p>