If it’s a taste of ‘true blue Orrstraya’ you’re after, it’s ‘The Territory’ you head to.
Dusty, desolate expanses of desert. Waterways churning with crocs. Short shorts, wide-brimmed hats, toothy grins, a propensity for understatement and a larrikin streak – this is the Australia made known to millions by the likes of Crocodile Dundee, Malcolm Douglas and Steve Irwin.
Thing is, once you’ve subtracted the shrill cries of ‘Streuth!’ and ‘Crikey!’ (people don’t actually says this), how these characters have portrayed life up Territory way actually isn’t too far off the mark. The distances here really are that vast (most towns are hundreds of kilometres apart, some cattle stations outsize European countries). Wildlife’s everywhere (crocs appear in backyard swimming pools, green tree frogs love living in toilets). Outside of Darwin – and very often in it – everyday attire consists of shorts, a singlet, and thongs (or flip-flops, for out-of-towners). Hats with hanging corks to keep away the flies: optional.
What people say
I have just returned home after completing the 4 day Litchfield/Kakadu and Katherine tour. I can very easily state that this tour was all that I imagined …. and then some. Myself along with a fantastic group of people were accompanied by our guide Nick and shown some of what these areas have to offer. The information, stories and entertainment that were supplied by Nick added to a A+ experience. I would like to have my thanks passed on to Nick for being a fantastic guide and host. Must say that I have left a big piece of my heart in Kakadu...it was simply stunning. I will (and already have) highly recommend this tour through Adventure Tours! Thank you to one and all involved.
What people say
Tour was absolutely well prepared and organized where I met some amazing people from different parts of the world. Especially the guide Luky (not sure if I spelled it correctly) was always nice and helpful and we all were amazed how knowledgeable and caring he was. Despite the fact that there were some people with almost no English in our group he was very patient which involved extra attention given to them in order to feel great during the whole tour. Each unforeseen event was managed without any difficulty and in a professional manner as if he was born for this role!
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Want to know all about it, see it from a distance, see it close up, get to touch it, get a real feel for it, maybe even taste it too? Adventure Tours' 3-day Red Centre Safari gives you all of that.
Northern Territory travel highlights
Explore Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park
Come to know the contours and caverns of the world’s biggest rocks, and the mythologies surrounding them, during guided hikes and cultural interpretive walks.
Enter the world of Kakadu National Park
Bathe beneath waterfalls, keep a keen eye for an incredible array of wildlife, see Ubirr’s ancient rock art and savour uninterrupted bushland vistas from the Gunlom plunge pools.
As the Katherine River winds its way west from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea, it picks up all manner of curious flotsam: freshwater crocs, turtles, kayakers, swimmers, and dreamers by the boatload.
Litchfield National Park
When Frederick Henry Litchfield first entered the tract of wilderness that would one day bear his name, he mused that the place would make for a great cattle station. Thankfully, good sense won out: this place is tops.
1000 Star Dinner
After a long day spent exploring the Red Centre’s world-famous rock forms, sit down to a starlit spread of regionally sourced food and wines in the middle of the Outback. This is al fresco dining at its finest.