Regions

Darwin

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 124,800, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely populated Northern Territory, but the least populous of all Australia's capital cities. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre.

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Katherine

The Katherine Region also known as the Lower Top End is one of the five regions in the Northern Territory. It is located at the lower half of the Top End and borders with Western Australia and Queensland as well as the Gulf of Carpentaria. The Katherine region covers an area of 336,674 km2 (129,991 sq mi), and has a population of 18,646 making it the third most populous region in the Northern Territory. The main centre in the region is Katherine which is the fourth largest population centre of the Northern Territory.

View parks in the Katherine region

Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory and it is located on the Stuart Highway, just south of the intersection with the western terminus of the Barkly Highway.

View parks in the Tennant Creek region

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is the second largest town (sometimes incorrectly referred to as a city) in the Northern Territory of Australia. Popularly known as "the Alice" or simply "Alice", Alice Springs is situated in the geographic centre of Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory.[2] The site is known as Mparntwe to its traditional inhabitants, the Arrernte, who have lived in the Central Australian desert in and around what is now Alice Springs for more than 50,000 years. Alice Springs has a population of 27,481 people, which makes up 12 percent of the territory's population. Alice averages 576 metres (1,890 ft) above sea level; the town is nearly equidistant from Adelaide and Darwin.

View parks in the Alice Springs region

Top End

The Top End region of Australia’s Northern Territory is renowned for its tropical weather, rich Indigenous culture, national parks and fantastic, laid-back lifestyle. It is home to an eclectic mix of cultures whose outdoor lifestyle is complemented by brilliant sunsets, fantastic fishing and a colourful calendar of outdoor events.

The region itself encompasses an area that includes the breathtaking World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, the cooling waterfalls of Litchfield National Park, majestic gorges of Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine, culturally rich Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands, and wetlands teeming with wildlife. While much of this vast area may be remote, is still highly accessible.

You can explore the Top End independently or as part of a tour, take a scenic flight over the wetlands and escarpments of Kakadu, cruise through ancient sandstone gorges in Nitmiluk National Park on a boast or by kayak, take a four-wheel drive and go off-road, or get up close with nature on a Top End bushwalk. The magical Top End provides an endless array of unique experiences, making it the perfect destination to encounter wondrous nature and culture.

View parks in the Top End region

Central Australia

View parks in the Central Australia region

Barkly

Located between Alice Springs and Katherine with Tennant Creek its Golden Heart, the Barkly is synonymous with the cattle industry. The rich grassland of the Barkly Tableland has seen the rise of many of Australia’s premier cattle stations, and the characters that work them are an integral part of the Barkly community.

The traditional owners of the area surrounding Tennant Creek are the Warumungu people and their culture is very much alive and well. Their stories are showcased in one of Australia's finest cultural centres, Nyinkka Nyunyu, situated in Tennant Creek.

Mining is another large contributor to what makes this area unique. It all started in the 1930’s when gold was discovered, setting off Australia’s last gold rush. The history of this area remains and is captured at the Battery Hill Mining Centre. There is still plenty of gold to be found, and mining remains an vital part of the region’s economy.

The Aboriginal culture, cattle stations and mining shaped the people and lives of those that reside in the Barkly, and it’s the people that will make your journey such a memorable one. Stay a while and discover the local’s passion for this special place.

View parks in the Barkly region

Kings Canyon

View parks in the Kings Canyon region

Central

View parks in the Central region

Topend

View parks in the Topend region

Berry Springs

View parks in the Berry Springs region

Mary River

View parks in the Mary River region

Kakadu

View parks in the Kakadu region