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Explore Australia's top end

Explore Australia's top end

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is simply enormous. While it may look modest
on a map, the NT is almost six times the size of the United Kingdom, and were it
considered an independent country, it would be the 20th largest! Traverse this
monster section of Australia and you’ll cross from a tropical climate to dry, semiarid
desert. Along the way, you’ll pass through countless towns, sacred Aboriginal
land, and thousands of kilometres of red terra firma. Travelling to Australia by Kimberley tours is surely thing to do after #Covid19 event

Rosendal Mckee

April 01, 2020
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  1. Explore Australia's Top End
    Inspiring Vacations
    Australia Tours

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  2. 6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    Australia’s Top End, from the capital Darwin, across to Kakadu National Park and
    down to the Katherine area, is a land of unspoiled natural beauty waiting to be
    explored
    Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is simply enormous. While it may look modest
    on a map, the NT is almost six times the size of the United Kingdom, and were it
    considered an independent country, it would be the 20th largest! Traverse this
    monster section of Australia and you’ll cross from a tropical climate to dry, semi-
    arid desert. Along the way, you’ll pass through countless towns, sacred Aboriginal
    land, and thousands of kilometres of red terra rma.
    The Northern Territory’s relative remoteness also allows it a degree of exclusivity –
    only those who journey across Australia can experience its beauty. In other parts of
    the world, places as stunning as Kakadu National Park would be ooded with
    tourists, but in the NT, they’re peaceful havens where visitors can connect with
    nature and bask in the serenity.
    Here, 6 different ways to explore Australia’s Top End.
    On a Boat
    Life in the Top End revolves around water. Its capital is bound by it, dozens of lakes
    and rivers wind through it and one of the territory’s most spiritual spots, Arnhem
    Land, is known for its spectacular coastline. What better way to take in the NT’s
    best sights than by boat?

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    Those seeking an adrenaline rush should take a boat trip down the Adelaide River.
    While its surrounds paint a pretty picture, the river’s inhabitants are anything but.
    The Adelaide River is infamous for its high concentration of saltwater crocodiles –
    the world’s largest living reptiles – as well as smaller freshwater crocs, ying foxes
    and bull sharks. are a family-run tour company in the NT
    passionate about the local wildlife. Hop on one of their Jumping Crocodile Cruises
    and get up-close with the ancient creatures as they leap from the water for food.
    Adelaide River Cruises
    If close wildlife encounters aren’t your idea of fun, head out on Darwin Harbour for
    a sunset cruise, complete with dinner and champagne. Sail Darwin has you
    covered on all fronts, with their 50ft luxury catamaran and seasonal tapas-style
    menu.
    A crocodile in the Adelaide River.

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    By Train
    When it comes to epic train journeys, few compare to the mighty , which
    runs a staggering 2979 km from Adelaide, through the rugged MacDonnell
    Ranges and lush Katherine area to Darwin. Named for the rst Afghan cameleers
    that came to Australia in the 19th century, this treasured train has a fascinating
    history. It was used to transport army servicemen in World War II and later, to
    move supplies through the outback to build crucial infrastructure. In 2019, The
    Ghan is celebrating 90 years of operation and a ride on the luxury locomotive is still
    as spectacular as ever.
    Ghan
    Zigzagging through the centre of the continent, The Ghan showcases remote
    Australian landscapes otherwise inaccessible to most travellers. From the supreme
    comfort of your private cabin or in one of three dining carriages, enjoy the colours
    of the Australian outback whiz by, from dusty ochres to native greens, set against a
    vibrant blue sky.

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    The Ghan train travelling through Alice Springs.
    By Helicopter
    Some of the NT’s most remarkable landscapes are far too grand to appreciate
    from the ground; places like Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) and the
    should be admired from above. A helicopter ride provides panoramic views of the
    Northern Territory and natural sights otherwise unreachable by road or rail, as well
    as aerial perspectives of well-known attractions like Uluru.
    Kings Canyon
    Prepare to be blown away by the immensity of nature as you take in some of
    Australia’s most beautiful landscapes.

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    For sky-high views of Nitmiluk and other NT highlights, jump on one of HeliSpirit’s
    helicopter tours, ranging from 8-45 minutes, or consider a scenic trip over Uluru
    and Kata Tjuta with Ayers Rock Helicopters. Keen shermen and wannabe anglers
    can even book a day of heli- shing with Remote Adventures NT and visit secret
    shing spots brimming with the Territory’s greatest catches, from barramundi to
    mangrove jack.
    A helicopter enjoys a ride through Kings Canyon.
    By Swimming

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    One of the best ways to cool down in the Top End is with a dip, and while you can
    swim at a few of Darwin’s patrolled beaches, there’s always a lingering risk of
    crocodiles. But what the NT lacks in the reptile-free coastline, it certainly makes up
    for in pristine watering holes. Wander through the Territory’s remote bushland and
    you may come across one of these hidden gems, where rocky terrain gives way to
    thundering falls and water sparkles turquoise against the red rock. Natural
    swimming pools like Jim Jim Falls and Gunlom contrast spectacularly against the
    NT’s otherworldly landscape and are a sublime way to relax on your Top End
    adventure.
    Most watering holes are open to the public, however, a guided tour is advisable to
    ensure the spot you choose is safe for swimming and croc-free. Litch eld National
    Park is full of idyllic swimming holes; explore with Offroad Dreaming to see
    highlights like Wangi Falls and hear about the region’s history along the way.
    If you do decide to go it alone, obey signage and stick to designated crocodile-free
    areas.

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    Visitors enjoy the Wangi Falls swimming hole.
    Pack your hiking boots, because the Top End is bursting with bushwalking trails
    and as any nature lover will agree, there’s no better way to get to know a
    landscape than to explore it on foot. The NT is the Australian outback at its most
    unspoiled; take a leisurely stroll through a national park, or head deeper into the
    dense desert scrub on a longer hike. Wherever you go, you’re bound to discover a
    few of nature’s greatest hits.

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    6 ways to explore Australia's Top End
    The NT’s most famous walking route is undoubtedly the trail around Uluru.
    Running for around 10km, this loop is much more than a close encounter with the
    sacred site. Engage a local guide or tour with a group like
    to learn about the history and signi cance of the area, listen to Dreamtime stories
    and stop at stunning photo spots along the way. Those with a high level of tness
    should consider tackling one of the world’s great bushwalks: the Larapinta Trail.
    Whether you choose to hike on your own or on a guided tour, be respectful of the
    land, and mindful of your behaviour along the way.
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    A visitor hikes in the Northern Territory.

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  10. The wonders of the world in a
    variety of di erent ways.
    Few countries are as culturally rich or geographically blessed as
    the Land Down Under. Traverse the island nation from the
    remote Cape York Peninsula, down to the eucalypt forests of
    southern Tasmania, and prepare to be blown away by the
    landscapes that await. Think: pristine beaches, red deserts,
    cosmopolitan cities and remote outback plains. But Australia is
    much more than a hit list of beautiful sights; in fact, the country
    hums with thousands of years of history and is home to one of
    the world’s oldest continuous civilisations.
    Hit up Melbourne for your ll of top-notch food or head to
    Sydney to see iconic landmarks up close. But Australia is much
    more than these city centres: the other four states (and two
    territories) offer endless activities for inspired travellers who
    want to venture off the beaten path. Your rst trip around
    Australia won’t be your last.
    See more https://www.inspiringvacations.com/

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