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.
This far-flung national park in the heart of the Northern Territory is brimming with serene waterholes, rich cultural history and arid-zone birds.
The NT’s Palm Valley was long thought to have been a surviving relict of Australia’s prehistoric rainforests, but we now know its trees arrived much more recently with Aboriginal horticulturalists.
Tackling Australia’s amazing Red Centre with a young child in tow might seem like a daunting task, but with a bit of planning and the right attitude it really is a trip that any family can enjoy.
In October 2016, Australian Geographic travelled to the Top End for Kakadu Bird Week, when twitchers from around Australia flock to this bird-watching paradise – home to a third of the country’s bird species – for a specialised program of bird-watching tours and activities.
Read more about Kakadu Bird Week 2016 in AG#136, out now.
A majestic ghost gum stands alone at sunset, 40km west of Alice Springs.
Rainbow bee eater (Merops ornatus) perched on a branch above the Injaidan rockhole in Iytwelepenty-Davenport Ranges National Park, Northern Territory.
Stunning never-before-seen bird’s-eye view of Uluru.
Sandstone pandanus (Pandanus basedowii), Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.