Looking for the best things to do in the Northern Territory, Australia?
Then look no further!
Visit Katherine Gorge National Park near Katherine Northern Territory and the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory.
You can’t visit without taking in the sights of Ayers Rock Northern Territory, more commonly known now as Uluru or the popular Kings Canyon Northern Territory.
Browse below for popular tourist attractions in Northern Territory.
Kayaking through Nitmiluk Gorge, Katherine
Kayaking through Nitmiluk Gorge is one of the highlights of a Northern Territory self drive itinerary.
Also known as Katherine Gorge, it is located just outside the town of Katherine in Central Australia. Nitmiluk Gorge has been carved out over thousands of years by the Katherine River, which meanders through dramatic cliff faces with a distinctive orange and pink hue.
For the everyday adventurer, renting a kayak and paddling upstream is the very best way to appreciate the beauty of this natural wonder. Whether you choose a ½ or full day rental, or sign up for a guided tour, it is a great way to get closeup and explore one of Australia’s best bucket list destinations.
Made up of 13 distinct gorges, each section has its own unique features. Along the way you can stop and swim in gorgeous hidden waterholes. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of fresh water crocs sunbathing along the riverbank. It is a rewarding and memorable Australian experience.
Kayaking the gorge is achievable for people of average fitness and is a family friendly activity too, with double and single kayaks available.
Rachel Rodda | Adventure and Sunshine
Gunlom Falls and Water Hole
The Top End of Australia is a part of the country not explored by many, there are a number of reasons for that. The area is very remote, many of the best areas require a 4WD to access and visiting is seasonal due to having a tropical climate with very distinct wet and dry seasons. Gunlom Falls pretty much falls into all those categories.
You will require a 4WD to access Gunlom Falls, it is one of the last areas to open after the wet season and one of the first areas to close, this is due to it being most susceptible to saltwater crocodiles at the water crossings required to get out there. When visiting Gunlom Falls you are recommended to camp overnight as there is nil accommodation properties within 50kms of the location other than the camp ground at the foot of the falls.
All that might sound a little daunting but it is definitely worth the effort. Gunlom Falls was made famous in the Crocodile Dundee movie and you’ll often see it in various campaigns for tourism in the Northern Territory. The billabong at the bottom of the falls is wheelchair accessible and is only a short walk from the parking area.
The Gunlom Plunge Pool requires a fairly intense climb on a dirt track with some rock climbing involved at the end. It is recommended you head up first thing in the morning or after the sun dips in the afternoon, the heat of the day should be avoided. Particularly given the dry season will usually see day temperatures above 30 degrees. Heading up first thing means you can spend as long as you like, drinking in the breathtaking views.
Take plenty of water and snacks and settle in. However you might like to take in a glorious sunset across the vast Outback and head down after sunset. Either way its definitely worth a visit.
Sally | Our3kidsvtheworld