Renowned for its World Heritage-listed icons, richly diverse landscapes, untamed wildlife, blue skies, starry nights and immense culturally-significant Aboriginal landscapes – the Northern Territory is nature’s wonderland and has been for millions of years.

From the scenic landscape of Kings Canyon, where rugged ranges, ancient sandstone walls rise hundreds of metres to a plateau of rocky domes, rock holes and gorges to Alice Springs framed by the iconic MacDonnell Ranges and surrounding desert landscape, the Northern Territory is the place to begin your outback Australian adventure. Visit the world famous Uluru,  a place that speaks of timeless folklore, rich indigenous culture and great spirituality and the world heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres – a place of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats.



Ecotourism in the Northern Territory


Ecotourism is becoming more important in the Northern Territory, and the territory has some of the best sustainable, eco-certified and Aboriginal-owned travel experiences on offer in Australia.

Explore the wildlife around a safari lodge, learn first-hand about Aboriginal cultural traditions on Country or take a guided trek through an epic national park. These eco-friendly and authentic cultural experiences will leave you wanting more.

Bremer Island, Banubanu Wilderness Retreat is one of Australia’s leading eco tourism locations, offering adventure and relaxation on the Gove Peninsula.

Walkabout Lodge at Nhulunbuy (Gove) is the perfect base from which to explore East Arnhem Land. The lodge is the ideal place to find out more about the Aboriginal culture of the region, in particular the Yolngu people who have lived in the area for at least 60,000 years.

Bamurru Plains safari experience is set on exclusive Top End coastal floodplains on the Mary River. Each individual luxury bush suite allows guests (maximum 20) to be one with nature. Wake to the loud calls of kookaburras, honking magpie geese, and whistling kites. Watch thousands of birds take flight as you relax in the prime position of the infinity pool, search for crocodiles while skimming the floodplains in an airboat, enjoy guided walks, or see buffaloes, brumbies, wallabies and dingoes from open-top game vehicles.

Relax at the luxurious Cicada Lodge, perched on the edge of Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge. Open year-round, Cicada’s 18 spacious lodges offer unrivalled food, services and amenities. Traditional owners, the Jawoyn people, own and operate 100 percent of Nitmiluk Tours. They invite you to experience the spectacular beauty of the surrounding 13 gorges and cruise, canoe, swim, walk or enjoy a helicopter flight while immersing yourself in their ancient culture.