The Northern Territory occupies most of the centre of Australia. The Northern Territory is the 'real outback' and within it's borders you will find some of the most recognised natural Australian icons. The Northern territory has the smallest population of all the states in Australia, with just over 200,000 people living in the region. The capital city of the Northern Territory is Darwin.

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General Information About the Northern Territory

Image Source: Rob Chandler. Northern Territory Sunrise
Northern Territory Sunrise
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The Northern Territory occupies most of the centre of Australia. The Northern Territory is the 'real outback' and within it's borders you will find some of the most recognised natural Australian icons.

The capital city of the Northern Territory is Darwin. Darwin is the main gateway into the region and has a unique history and culture. Other towns of interest are Alice Springs, a famous outback town surrounded by desert; Katherine, the gateway to the Katherine Gorge and Yulara, which is located next to the Uluru-Kata National Park.

The Northern territory has the smallest population of all the states in Australia, with just over 200,000 people living in the region.

The Northern Territory is the home of Australia's largest population of Aboriginal people and offers a rich cultural experience; including story telling, spear fishing, basket weaving and eating bush tucker on guided tours. The world's biggest collection of Aboriginal art can also be found in the Northern Territory.

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Travelling in the Northern Territory

If you're travelling around the Northern Territory, you can get around by air, train or private car.

Qantas offers regular flights between Darwin, Alice Springs and Yulara. Charter flights can also be organised to more remote destinations.

There are five themed drives in the Northern Territory and each explores different parts of the region. If you prefer someone else to do the driving, travelling by train is a great option. The train travels from the south to the north of the Northern Territory and back again and stops at the larger towns.

Time Differences

The Northern Territory does not observe Daylight Savings and is 9.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +9:30).

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