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Northern Territory - Travels through Dreams and Time

The Northern Territory presents itself with a natural beauty and a richly varied flora and fauna. The tropical captial is Darwin, gateway to unspoilt nature. From the national parks with their fascinating animal and plant world, through the solitude of the Outback into the Red Centre with Ayers Rock (Uluru) the tour takes you through dreams and time.
The Northern Territory in Numbers:
At 1 349 130 km² in size the Northern Territory (NT) takes up about one sixth of the continent. Only 224 800 people live here and about a quarter of them are Aborigines. Darwin in the north, with 120 900 inhabitants, is the capital of the Northern Territory . Alice Springs with ±22 000 inhabitants is the gateway to the Red Centre.

The Northern Territory is an all year round travel destination, however, one should take note of the differing climatic zones when planning one's trip.
The climate at the Top End is tropical. From May to October it is the dry season with warm days and mild nights. The tropical summer lasts from November to April - a season with heavy showers and spectacular thunder storms. The climate in the Red Centre is rather dry and desert-like.

The Northern Territory has magnificent nature and wilderness areas of a singular beauty and with an unbelieveable richness in animals between the green tropical north and the Red Centre in the heart of Australia. The Outback State has richly contrasting landscapes, a unique flora & fauna and differing climatic zones, ranging from desert to bush and tropical wetlands.

Nature lovers will find an almost untouched paradise here and people who are ready to welcome all visitors in true Outback style.

Apart from day tours in the various regions we also offer you longer tours that you can combine with each other like building blocks. The ideal way to explore the Red Centre and also the Tropical North in on a camping safari.
The Red Centre
Red rock formations, deep gorges and red sand dunes as well as an unusual animal world characterize the Red Centre. Alice Springs lies nearly exactly in the centre of the continent. To the west and east of this lie the MacDonnell Ranges, broken by many gorges with natural pools. There are fantastic views from the steep cliffs of Australia’s largest canyon, Kings Canyon. Australia's most well-known landmark, Ayers Rock (Uluru), as well as the dome-shaped mountains of the Olgas lie in the Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park.
From the Red Centre into the Tropical North
Hiding behind the so-called Explorers Way is the Stuart Highway, a tarred road linking the Red Centre and the Top End. Just about parallel to this route are the railway tracks taking the legendary Ghan Train from Darwin to Alice Springs and on to South Australia. On the stretch between Alice Springs and Darwin there are many places that could be worthwhile stopovers. The Devil's Marbles are huge rounded granite boulders which are considered to be holy by the Aborigines. Tennant Creek is about halfway between Alice Springs and Katherine and is ideal for a stopover. Daly Waters, a small village with its own air strip has a camp ground as well as a bizarre Outback Pub with articles left there by visitors. Mataranka with its hot springs is the last stop before reaching Katherine and the Nitmiluk National Park.
The Tropical North
The tropical north, referred to as the Top End in Australia, fascinates with its tropical wilderness, where crocodiles live, roaring waterfalls and a sea of bright exotic flowers. Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park: famous not only for its animal and plantlife but also for the ancient rock paintings of the original inhabitants, who often still practise their traditional way of life in Arnhemland, which is a settlement area of the Aborigines. For a visit or to pass through the area one needs a permit and must adhere to certain rules. The Litchfield National Park is known for its many waterfalls that entice one to go for a swim and also for its many huge termite mounds. The Nitmiluk National Park near Katherine is also part of the Top End. It is famous for its branching gorges through which one can hike or go on guided boat and kayak tours.
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