The Northern Territory in Australia is a fascinating travel destination. From spectacular natural beauty to enthralling wildlife and interesting Aboriginal culture, there is so much to explore in this wonderful region. Here are four iconic tourist attractions from this Australian territory.
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is an ideal choice for the ones who love exploring wildlife and nature. The park is home an amazing array of wildlife including the large and dangerous saltwater crocodile. Over 70 species of reptiles are to be found at Kakadu. The park is also famous for its rich cultural heritage, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The famous rock art sites such as Nourlangie Rock, Jabiru and Ubirr (Obiri) Rock draw culture-vultures from all over the world.
Also known as Ayers Rocks, in the honour of Sir Henry Ayers, the former Premier of South Australia, Uluru is located within the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This mammoth red rock-formation is about 3.6kms long and rises to a height of 348m. The nearby forests harbour an enchanting array of flora and fauna, making the area a big hit with wildlife enthusiasts.
Litchfield National Park
Situated just a half an hour drive from Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, this popular nature reserve is known for its astonishing geographical diversity and great trekking opportunities. Head to Wangi Falls for admiring its spectacular beauty and rejuvenate yourself with a dip in its cool waters. Home to many spectacular natural pools and waterfalls, Table Top Range is another popular stretch in the park. The ruins of the Blythe Homestead are also worth exploring. More about Litchfield National Park.
The Tiwi Island
The Tiwi Island, located 80km north of Darwin, is a wonderful tourist spot. Hordes of tourists flock to the island for its untamed natural beauty and interesting Tiwi Aboriginal culture. Enjoy staying in an eco-resort here. Visit a tribal village to experience their unique culture and lifestyle. Unspoiled beaches at the island are perfect for swimming and peaceful sunbathing. The most common way to visit the Tiwi Island is by joining one of the daily organized tours from Darwin.