Travel Planning
Northern Territory
Travel Planning
Northern Territory

Northern Territory at a Glance

Australia's Northern Territory is a place of true wilderness. There are parts of the territory that haven't seen a human pass through in years. Popular places such as Kakadu National Park have a wild, impenetrable quality to them. 

With such a lot of space to cover, travelers take the Northern Territory at a slow pace. Drive through the rust-red roads of the Outback and discover wild, unknown creatures. Watch Aboriginal settlements rise out of the shimmering heat and experience the art, culture and language of Australia's native inhabitants. 

With all its vastness, the Northern Territory is a land of contrasts. The rugged, dry interior is world's away from the tropical heat and rains of Darwin on the coast. Get ready for a whirlwind adventure. 

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Popular Places
  • Alice Springs Alice Springs
  • Darwin Darwin
Getting There
Major Airports
  • Major Airport Darwin International Airport
  • Regional Airport Alice Springs Airport

Passport / Visa Requirements

All tourists need a visa to visit Australia with the exception of New Zealand nationals. Contact the Australian Consulate for more information. The U.S State Department website has information to help guide American citizens. 

Need to Know

Severe Weather Australia can be very hot and dry and wildfires occur. Tropical cyclones can hit coastal regions. Since the Northern Territory is so large its important to research the climate of the portion you are visiting so that you are prepared. 

Safety Concerns In the wilderness, avoid snakes and wear insect repellent. Speak with locals to learn about dangerous insects and animals and how to avoid them. 

Health Concerns Ticks, snakes and mosquitoes spread diseases and infections. When spending time outdoors, protect yourself by wearing sturdy shoes and covering your skin. Check for ticks a few times a day if you are hiking. Get immediate medical attention if you receive a snake bite. For travel in remote areas, consider taking a wilderness first aid course. Whenever you are outdoors in a hot climate take steps to prevent heat-related problems by staying cool and well hydrated. 

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