Luxury, Boutique & Romantic Accommodation in Northern Territory

Australia’s northern capital has assumed a legendary status in the national consciousness: the city whose spirit could not be quenched by bombings in WWII or cyclonic destruction in 1974. A special breed of men and women call Darwin and the Northern Territory their home and they are a bit part of what makes this place so exciting, cosmopolitan and totally beguiling.

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Map view of properties in Northern Territory

True adventure travel: Northern Territory

Darwin has been a cultural melting pot and meeting place for centuries. Its intoxicating melange of colours and flavours are vibrantly expressed in art, food and architecture. 

The city’s night markets are famous for melding world cuisines and there are plenty of art galleries, boating adventures, crocodile encounters and other thrills to enjoy. And you can do all this year-round.  One of the Territory’s great environmental treasures is Litchfield National Park. Batchelor, about 100 kilometres south of Darwin, makes a good entry point to Litchfield. The park has monsoon rainforests, waterfalls (including the stunning Florence Falls), streams and magnetic termite mounds. Litchfield is a must-see on any Territory trip.  

Umbrawarra Gorge makes a good stopping point for a cooling swim in a secluded swimming hole complete with its own sandy beach. One of our favourite Territory places is a bit further down the track: the Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park. There are 13 gorges separated by rocks and boulders and you can explore this area of great spiritual and natural beauty by canoe, guided boating tour or air. There are hot springs (32 degrees Celsius year-round) and the spectacular Jurassic Cycad Gardens offer panoramic views of the Katherine River Valley.

The World Heritage-listed Kakadu - Australia’s largest national park - is an iconic must-visit for any Northern Territory visitor. Aboriginal peoples have lived here for more than 50,000 years and their spectacular rock art vividly tells of their creation legends. Kakadu’s flora and fauna is staggeringly  prolific, especially in “the wet” (typically between November and April) when Kakadu is at its most spectacular. 

The centrepoint of the Territory is Alice Springs, a lively outback town that shelters within the arms of the McDonnell Ranges and the sacred lands of its traditional owners. There is a lot to do in the Alice after your inevitable visit to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock) National Park and Kings Canyon. You can see Albert Namatjira’s gallery, place a bet on the annual Camel Cup, visit the Telegraph museum and much more.

Everyone should visit the Territory at least once. We suggest making the most of a trip by scheduling a few guided tours, where you can learn directly from the locals. And why not stay on an outback station to experience some real bush living? This is true adventure travel.

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