Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is Australias 3rd largest state in terms of landsize covering 1.3 million sq km with the smallest population share of just 190,000. Over 80% of the territory is located within the tropical zone with Darwin at the Top End on the Timor Sea. NT is 9.5 hours ahead of GMT sharing the same time zone as SA.
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Red CentreRed Centre
Central Australia, known as the Red Centre, occupies the lower half of the Northern Territory, including Alice Springs, Yulara, Andado, Finke, Tennant Creek, Tanami and the Plenty and Sandover Highways.[Feature Story]
Top EndTop End
Darwin, Kakadu, Litchfield Park, Katherine Gorge, crocs and barrumundi - all here in tropical Australia.

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Barkly HighwayBarkly Highway
The Barkly Highway, now also promoted as part of the Overlander's Way, is a sealed road connecting the states of Qld & NT. The road connects the Three Ways Roadhouse in the Northern Territory to the township of Cloncurry in Queensland.
Boggy HoleBoggy Hole
Finke Gorge is located within the Finke Gorge NP south of the West MacDonnell Ranges in the Alice Springs region. The most popular attraction is Boggy Hole, a permanent billabong of the Finke River. This is a good 4WD route to Uluru and/or Kings Canyon.
Carpentaria HighwayCarpentaria Highway
The Carpentaria Highway is a 381 kilometre highway, which runs from near Daly Waters to Borroloola in the Northern Territory Australia. It is a sealed road and is part of National Highway 1.
Chambers PillarChambers Pillar
Chambers Pillar is a natural sandstone formation used by our famous early explorers as a navigational point. You can still read their signatures and inscriptions carved into the rock. It is also a beautiful photographic subject in a remote 4WD area.
Finke to Uluru via Old GunbarrelFinke to Uluru via Old Gunbarrel
An alternative route to access the wonderful Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, this trip from Finke east of the Stuart Highway takes in the Lambert Centre - the planimetric gravitational centre of Australia, and a short section of the Old Gunbarrel Highway before intersecting the main route of the Lasseter Highway near Curtain Springs.
Gregory National ParkGregory National Park
Gregory NP is around 13,000 square kms comprising of two sections - a smaller northeast section along the Victoria Hwy and a much larger southern section between the Victoria and Buntine Highways. This trek, which is entirely in the latter, contains a network of rather challenging 4WDing in a very remote and scenic region, taking in famous icons such as the Bullita Stock Route.
Hay RiverHay River
Suitable only to 4WDers with a strong sense of adventure and experience in remote desert travel. This track is largely unmarked and good map-reading skills are essential.
World renowned Kakadu has plenty to offer the international and local tourist. The diversity and many attractions including amazing rock formations, rare wildlife, Aboriginal art and fascinating escarpments are all part of Kakadu National Park.
Situated 130kms from Darwin, Litchfield is an excellent day trip or long weekender. Magnificent waterfalls, scenery and offers 4WDers a couple of challenging tracks.
Mereenie LoopMereenie Loop
Linking the West MacDonnell Ranges and the World renowned resorts of Kings Canyon and Yulara, the Mereenie Loop Road gives visitors to the Red Centre a chance to see some spectacular scenery, without the need for backtracking to the Stuart Highway. This route is more appealing than the much longer sealed detour and is as Australian as it gets,
Old Andado TrackOld Andado Track
The Old Andado Track traverses fascinating terrain that includes mountain ranges, rocky gibber plains, desert sand dunes and floodplains in the Red Centre just south of Alice Springs.
Outback WayOutback Way
Linking Laverton in WA to Winton in QLD, the Outback Way was coined to promote the development of a 'third strategic link' across Australia, and is fast becoming one of the most iconic outback tourism and adventure drives in the country.
Owen Springs ReserveOwen Springs Reserve
An easy short trek out of Alice Springs with good bush camping and a historic value of early European explorers to Central Australia.
Plenty HighwayPlenty Highway
Part of the "Outback Way", the Plenty Highway is the most direct route from central Queensland across to Alice Springs in central Australia. It is a wide stretch of very red sandy soil that when wet can be impassible - 4WD only.
Rainbow ValleyRainbow Valley
Colouful rock formations are striking anytime of day with just a 10 min walk across claypans from the campsite
Roper BarRoper Bar
This part of Australia is extremely remote and uninhabited. A 4WD trek through these parts can be an extension of the Gulf Track on your way further up North to Darwin or Arnhem Land.
Savannah WaySavannah Way
This transcontinental road trip, stretches from the historic pearling town of Broome on the northwest coast of WA; travelling past Katherine in the heart of the NT, and finishing at the tourist hotspot of Cairns in the northeast coast of QLD.[Feature Story]
Simpson Desert via Geosurveys HillSimpson Desert via Geosurveys Hill
From the stone workings of our ancient aboriginal past to the routes undertaken for the old oil exploration surveys, this very remote one-way trek starting at Mount Dare to Birdsville is for experienced desert travellers ONLY.
Tablelands HighwayTablelands Highway
The Tablelands Highway is a 375 kilometre single lane sealed road in the Northern Territory. It runs from Barkly Homestead on the Barkly Highway to Cape Crawford on the Carpentaria Highway.
The Tanami TrackThe Tanami Track
The Tanami Track is essentially a great short-cut linking the Red Centre to the Kimberley. Although once a notorious 4WD track, it is now a graded dirt highway.
West MacDonnell RangesWest MacDonnell Ranges
The West MacDonnell Ranges in the heart of Australia's red centre stretch for 400km from east-west as a series of parallel ranges. Within the ranges are magnificent gaps and gorges, dramatic scenery, great bush camping and walks.

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