If you like the great outdoors, Australia’s Northern territory is your ideal destination with plenty of activities for the whole family.
The capital city of Darwin is a great place to visit with aqua parks and natural springs. It has a fantastic waterfront with several beaches as well as the nearby Museum and Art Gallery. Of course, no visit to the Northern Territory is complete without a visit to the World Heritage Site of Ayers Rock.
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Uluru, Petermann, Northern Territory, Australia
Due to the large area covered by the Northern Territory, there are two distinct climates between the northern part and southern area. The northern part has a tropical climate with high humidity and two distinguishable seasons with October to April being the wet season and May to September the dry season. During the dry season, the average daily temperature is 32 degrees Celsius. In the southern half of the Northern Territory, the temperatures between October and March reach 35 degrees.
Uluru National Park
Australia’s most recognisable natural structure. Uluru, or commonly known as Ayers Rock, is a magnificent sandstone monolith situated almost in the centre of Australia. A World Heritage Site, it juts out of the barren surroundings to a height of 350m and is sacred to the indigenous Australians. As there are no hotels within the surrounding park, tourists usually stay in the small town of Yulara. You can climb the rock as well as explore around the base, or take a helicopter flight.
Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory and is very family orientated with plenty of things to see and do. For instance, there’s Aquascene where the whole family can help to feed the hundreds of fish that congregate in Doctors Gully at certain times of the day. There’s Berry Springs Nature Park, a great way to cool off and relax. Enjoy a picnic or take part in bird watching or the ranger guided activities.
Elsey National Park
Situated near Mataranka, Elsey National Park covers an area of almost 14,000 hectares and is famous for its’ Aboriginal and World War 2 history. Canoeing on the monumental Rope River is very popular, as well as relaxing in the thermal spring pools.