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.

Northern Territory travel highlights

Our Northern Territory trips

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With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

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Experience the unique culture and history of the Yolngu people on a visit to East...

22 Days From £2,170

The Aussie outback is calling on this awesome 4x4 tour of Western Australia and the...

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On a round trip from Darwin, enjoy exclusive access to Arnhem Land and travel to Kakadu...

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Uncover the hidden secrets of Kakadu, Arnhem Land, and more on this short but sweet...

7 Days From £560

Drive through the rolling wine country of the Clare Valley, try noodling for opals in...

3 Days From £310

Explore lost cities and gardens of Eden on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, navigate the...

4 Days From £555

Set out on a camping safari through captivating Kakadu National Park. Experience the...

17 Days From £2,015

Travel through Australia's amazing Top End, Red Centre, Oodnadatta Track and famou...

5 Days From £625

Get to know the Red Centre at your own pace with a knowledgable guide and flexible...

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Search for native wildlife on a guided hike through Watarrka National Park, explore the...

7 Days From £560

Journey from the Red Centre to Adelaide. Watch the sun set over Uluru, trek through...

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This is the ideal short trip for those wanting to experience the Australian Outback in...

10 Days From £1,145

Embark on an eye-opening journey across Australia’s rugged Top End, from balmy Darwin...

22 Days From £2,170

Discover the wild heart of the Australian Outback through the mighty Kimberleys and...

10 Days From £850

Travel through the winding roads of Australia's most famous scenic drive, the Great...

15 Days From £2,860

Travel through the stunning scenery of Western Australia and the Northern Territory,...

3 Days From £335

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

3 Days From £335

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

3 Days From £408

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

7 Days From £795

This Rock to Reef is tailored for those people wanting to get off the beaten track and...

7 Days From £795

This Rock to Reef is tailored for those people wanting to get off the beaten track and...

4 Days From £495

Explore Kata Tjuta, be captivated by an Uluru sunset, walk through Kings Canyon and te...

4 Days From £495

Search for native wildlife on a guided hike through Watarrka National Park, explore the...

10 Days From £1,145

Travel on an epic 4x4 tour from the glistening beaches of Broome, across the wild...

4 Days From £610

Search for native wildlife on a guided hike through Watarrka National Park, explore the...

7 Days From £795

Get a fix of tropical Australia in Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands, then hit the...

9 Days From £1,745

Enjoy this slow-paced journey from Australia's tropical Top End, to the Red Centre and...

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Journey into outback Australia and encounter Uluru, Kata Tjuta/the Olgas and the deep...

5 Days From £625

Get to know the Red Centre at your own pace with a knowledgable guide and flexible...

17 Days From £2,050

Travel through Australia's amazing Great Ocean Road, through the Flinders Ranges and...

15 Days From £2,295

Travel through the stunning scenery of Western Australia and the Northern Territory,...

15 Days From £2,295

Travel through the stunning scenery of Western Australia and the Northern Territory,...

15 Days From £2,575

Travel through the stunning scenery of Western Australia and the Northern Territory,...

9 Days From £1,745

Get a taste of the Territory's two extremes on this week-long adventure from Alice...

9 Days From £1,745

Get a taste of the Territory's two extremes on this week-long adventure from Yulara up...

11 Days From £1,795

Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield, Arnhem Land,...

11 Days From £1,795

Journey from outback Alice Springs via Uluru, Kings Canyon, Litchfield, Arnhem Land,...

11 Days From £1,795

Journey from lush Darwin via Litchfield, Arnhem Land, Kakadu and Katherine to Uluru,...

14 Days From £1,770

Travel through Australia's Flinders Ranges and the famous Oodnadatta Track to the ...

7 Days From £1,535

Journey from the eclectic city of Darwin to Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and...

11 Days From £835

Travel through Australia's amazing Red Centre, Oodnadatta Track and famou Great Ocean...

3 Days From £360

Spend days swimming in waterholes and climbing to the top of waterfalls, before nights...

3 Days From £350

Spend days swimming in waterholes and climbing to the top of escarpments, before nights...

9 Days From £855

Experience the Australian Outback and the pristine delights of Kangaroo Island. Visit...

9 Days From £855

Experience the Australian Outback and the pristine delights of Kangaroo Island. Visit...

3 Days From £540

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

3 Days From £540

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

3 Days From £455

With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

3 Days From £275

See the Red Centre's foremost attractions – Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – in...

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See the Red Centre's foremost attractions – Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon – in...

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With time spent at Uluru, Watarrka National Park/Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas...

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