History & Culture
Before Palmerston (modern-day Darwin) was founded in 1869, the British made four failed attempts to create a settlement on New Holland’s “unclaimed” northern coastline. The largest of these was Victoria Settlement, located about 200km north-east of Darwin, at Port Essington on the Cobourg Peninsula.
Temperate oysters have hogged the limelight, but heat-loving species have enormous potential to feed people, create economic opportunities, and rehab habitat in the tropics.
How fast is evolution? Researchers are seeing wild animals evolving over decades not centuries. We investigate how and why.
It can take a while to really get under the skin of the Top End, but you can make a good start with a well-planned week within cooee of Darwin.
Every now and then we hear about a terrible king brown snake bite in Darwin, but the truth is, their numbers have been steadily declining for decades.
We know very little about these aquatic tarantulas, but this footage shows their unique breathing techniques at work.
Discover a vast and mystical land with Outback Spirit on a 13-day all-inclusive adventure through the heart of Arnhem Land.
“One hit, then after 2 minutes the second one hit.”
From A–Z there’s a bounty of Aussie animals to meet in the Northern Territory, from the desert dwellers of the Red Centre to the water babies in and around Darwin. It’s the perfect destination for a family adventure.