About Northern Territory
The Northern Territory of Australia is renowned for its spectacular scenery. The upper part of the state is famed for its national parks and vast floodplains, whilst further down, dusty red plains dominate. The area is perhaps best known for the spectacular natural formation of Ayers Rock, or Uluru. Around half a billion years old, Uluru stands at 348 metres high and has a circumference of 9.4km. It is at its most stunning at sunrise and sunset, when the golden light makes the rock’s colours come to life. For the Aboriginal people, World-Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park holds a special cultural significance where earth and memories exist as one. There are many other interesting aboriginal heritage sites in the region, including ancient caves filled with rock art dating back tens of thousands of years. Nearer the coast, it is possible to experience some of the best game fishing in the world as well as observe marine life such as dugongs, dolphins and sea turtles.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Northern Territory is in the dry season, from May - October, when the Red Centre is at its coolest.