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.
Tim the Yowie Man
Dare to pilfer part of the Red Centre’s most famous rock…at your peril.
Australian Geographic Editor-in-Chief travels to the Northern Territory to experience the very best of the Top End.
Despite signage warning against climbing Uluru, yet another tourist has died in an attempt to ascend the rock.
A recent outbreak of coral bleaching in NT waters has scientists concerned for the territories marine ecosystems.
History & Culture
In 1977 Robyn Davidson, then 27, trekked more than 2700 kilometres across the western desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean, accompanied by only four camels. The courageous solo expedition made news around the world and Robyn’s account of it, a book called Tracks, later became a best seller. Robyn went on to other accomplishments, but she never forgot the spiritual bond she had forged with the much-maligned desert creatures. In 1986, for Australian Geographic she told the story of her last walk with them, a funny/sad journey back to their Northern Territory home.
Zoologists captured the call of the mysterious night parrot in audio recordings from southern NT.
From the northern Simpson Desert’s vast expanse to Davenport NP’s rocky tracks and Gregory NP’s deep water-crossings, the Binns is a microcosm of the NT’s eternal appeal to visitors.
Home to more than one-third of Australia’s avian species, Kakadu National Park is a bird-lover’s paradise, and Kakadu Bird Week is now attracting an annual migration of twitchers to this Top End treasure.
Want to experience some of the wildest parts of Australia – and spot it’s even wilder residents? Kick off in Katherine, NT, and spend a couple of weeks exploring the mighty Gulf Country.