Northern Territory (NT) Travel Guide
How to Live Work and Play in the Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is known for its big rocks, red dirt, billabongs and waterfalls, big towns of Darwin and Alice Springs, crocodiles and indigenous culture. There is so much to see and do from the lush, tropical north often called the ’Top End’ to the desert outback in central Australia often called the ‘red Centre’. Find out how you can visit the Northern Territory from my blog posts. But first, some facts about the Northern Territory.
About the NT
Best time to Visit: Dry season between May to October when days are warm with cool nights. November to April is the wet season when you may encounter a few cyclones and wet and humid weather. Temperatures can also hover in the 30s to 40 degree Celsius (86 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit) at this time.
How to Get to the NT: Fly into Darwin International Airport if you are coming from overseas. If in Australia, fly into one of the domestic airports in Darwin, Ayers Rock (Yulara) or Alice Springs. Catch the train (The Ghan travels between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin). Bus travel is an option, though distances are very long. I once took the bus from Alice Springs to Darwin and it took 18 (very, very long) hours. Many drive their own vehicle going up or down the centre.
© Sharyn McCullum
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