An Australian holiday cannot be complete without travel to the fabulous Northern Territory. This is the home of the Great Australian Outback and some of the nation's most important tourist icons. Its scenery is world famous with movies like "Crocodile Dundee" and "Australia" being filmed here. The Territory has a huge range of things to see. The Capital is Darwin which is located on the north coast. It is a modern city with plenty of up to date hotel accommodation, having been almost totally rebuilt since it was destroyed by cyclone Tracey in 1974. It has an international airport and many visitors to Australia enter the country here. The Northern territory is a fantastic place to see by organized tour or by campervan or motor home. There are many tours that originate from here to show you all of the fantastic places that you will want to see. Most of the major campervan and motor home companies also have bases here so it is a great place to commence a touring holiday.
If you are commencing a tour or a campervan or motorhome holiday from Darwin the first places to visit are the Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks. If you want to learn about the history of the Aboriginal people and see their ancient rock art galleries then this is the perfect place. The scenery in these two parks is awesome with high waterfalls crashing over sandstone escarpments and prolific wildlife that includes crocodile infested rivers and lagoons as well as kangaroo and echidna. The town of Alice Springs is another major drawcard. It is situated in the desert right in the red center of Australia. It is now a tourist town with great accommodation and plenty of tours to see the local attractions. From here most tourists will want to visit Kings Canyon and the MacDonnell ranges to see their fantastic scenery.You can stay at the Kings Canyon Resort while exploring the region.
The most important tourist icon in the Northern Territory is Ayers Rock or "Uluru" as it is known by the Aboriginal people. This is probably the most recognizable tourist icon in the world and everyone will want to see it. It is located about 450 kilometers from Alice Springs. There is a resort at the rock that caters for all levels of accommodation and plenty of tours to explain the significance of the rock to the local Aboriginal people. Nearby are "The Olga's" or "Katu Tjuta" to the Aboriginals. This is also a must see destination while touring in the Northern Territory. Once again tours are available from Yulara to take you there and explain its history and significance. It is wise to book accommodation at Ayers Rock resort well in advance as it is a long drive back to Alice Springs if it is booked out. The Northern Territory is one of the most interesting places in the world for travel,accommodation and package deals specials and a fantastic destination to spend your next holiday.