- Capital: Darwin
- Famous for/as: Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks,Landscape
- Population: 0.21 Million
- Area: 1359 000 Sq Km
- Language: English
- Best Season: All Year-round
- Weather: Summers (Dec–Feb): 20C (68F) and 35C, Winters:(Jun–Aug) 3–20C (37–68F)
Places to See Around
Tourism Top End
6 Bennett Street (corner Bennett and Smith streets), Darwin city
Telephone: 08 8936 2499
Free call in Australia: 1300 138 886
Katherine Visitor Information Centre
Corner Lindsay Street and Katherine Terrace, Katherine
Telephone: 08 8972 2650
Free call in Australia: 1800 653 142
Northern Territory's landscape is like no other. In semi-arid Central Australia, marvel at stunning rock formations and Australia's iconic monolith, Uluru. Further north, the sweeping savannahs of the Barkly tablelands lead to the tropical Top End and the wetlands and waterfalls of the famous Kakadu and Litchfield national parks. Watch for exotic species of birds, reptiles and marine life. Meet the locals and embrace the stories: local history stems back to ancient times and the land is home to the world's oldest living culture. The Territory's population of just 230,000 is famously warm and welcoming, and just as diverse as its landscape.
The territory has perfectly straight borders with three Australian states with the Timor Sea bordering the intricate coastline to its north. Like The Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T), this is Federal Territory, not a State with its own State Laws and Government. However, in most regards it is dealt with by the Commonwealth Government as if it were another state.
The Northern Territory is often perceived as being entirely arid and desert like which although true for much of the interior, contrasts with the fertile wetlands at the' Top End' which includes Darwin, Jabiru and Katherine.
The south is often referred to as the 'Red Centre' because of its red 'martian like' appearance typified by the Alice Springs and Ayers Rock (Uluru) region.