Northern Territory

Where to stay on a family holiday in the Top End 

Darwin and Surrounds

From the vibrant capital city of Darwin, this region also includes the Mary River and Litchfield National Park, as well as the Tiwi Islands (Melville and Bathurst), about 80km north of Darwin and which is accessible via a ferry service.


Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Both Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land are just a few hours from Darwin but they are also a world-away. This is where you will discover rugged coastlines and escarpments, aboriginal rock art and crocodiles.


Katherine and Surrounds

Katherine is the NT's third largest town and is best known for the world-renowned Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk National Park), which is made up of 13 gorges. Here you can soak in thermal pools, fish for barramundi and learn about indigenous and early colonial history.


Tennant Creek and Barkly Region

This region includes Tennant Creek with its rich gold mining history, the Barkly Tableland which is home to many large cattle stations and the Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles).



Uluru and Surrounds

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of the most famous landmarks in Australia and it is here it can be seen in all its glory. But there is much more to experience, including Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and the majestic Kings Canyon.


Alice Springs and Surrounds

Alice Springs is a thriving outback centre, surrounding by stunning landscapes in the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Places to visit include Rainbow Valley, Gemtree (for fossicking) and the Aboriginal settlement of Hermannsburg.




Images on this page were kindly provided by the Tourism NT. Katherine Gorge image by Johan Lolos.