Explore the awesome and remote Outback where sacred Aboriginal rocks rule the land

This is the land of ‘Dreamtime’, the part of Australia most in touch with its Aboriginal culture. The Northern Territory has waterfall-filled national parks and ancient art etched into rocks, and in the Outback, you’ll find pockets of time where there’s nothing but you and the rugged dirt landscapes – perfect for an exhilarating road trip. It’s where everything is a little wilder and every journey is richly rewarded for it.

  • Catch sunrise and sunset at Uluru for spellbinding views at this magical landmark
  • Explore rugged, natural wonders like nearby Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon
  • Hike around Katherine Gorge in the Top End and see its waterfalls or cruise down the river and spot crocodiles
  • Learn the enchanting creation stories around the Aboriginal Dreamtime and see rock paintings in Kakadu
  • Visit Northern Territory's cities Darwin and Alice Springs for Outback culture and adventure-filled day trips.

Popular Areas in Outback & Northern Territory

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Time difference:

GMT +9½ hours

Capital:

Darwin

Currency:

Australian Dollar

Flying time to destination:

Darwin 17¾ hours, Alice Springs 24 hours

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When to visit Outback & Northern Territory

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

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Nov

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Dec

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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific 2019

Kuoni Insider

As well as the wonder that is Uluru, the lesser-known Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), is also well worth a visit. Although only a short period of time is needed to visit the Red Centre, no visit to Australia is complete without it.

Stephen Glover