The top tourist attractions in Northern Territory are the main highlight of Australian travel. People usually come to the country to experience the outback and they offer just that. The Northern Territory is home to many of Australia’s iconic nature spots with the exception of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Below are the best attractions that Northern Territory has in store.
1. Devil’s Marble Conservation Reserve
Known as Karlu Karlu to indigent aborigines, cheap the reserve is best known for its round, granite boulders scattered across an expansive shadow valley. These marbles include remarkable balancing rocks and other natural formations.
2. Kakadu National Park
It is the largest national park in Australia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To put you in perspective, it’s about the size of Slovenia or half of Switzerland. Kakadu National Park has an extensive river system and varied terrain with nearly 300 species of birds, more than 50 kinds of freshwater fish, over 60 different types of mammals, about 10,000 insect species, and thousands of plant species. Several natural land formations and aboriginal paintings are enclosed by the park.
3. Ayers Rock
The enormous monolith is one of the top tourist attractions in Northern Territory. It is a massive sandstone formation set in central Australia. Springs, rock caves, waterholes, and ancient art can be found in the area. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a sacred place for Anangu, a group of aboriginal people living in the area.
4. Kata Tjutu
Located 30 km from Ayers Rock and part of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the Kata Tjuta refers to a group of rock formations. It is also known as Olgas, an aboriginal term which means “many heads”. They are remains of an erosion that started 500 million years ago with the tallest of which being Mt. Olga which is 200 m taller than Ayers Rock. Evidence suggests that Kata Tjutu is also an archeological site due to the presence of life in the area for about 22,000 years.
5. Crocodylus Park
See crocodiles up close in this special park dedicated to their conservation. But there are many other animals you can see here. Primates, birds, large cats, and other kinds of reptiles can be seen in Crocodylus Park. It’s one of the most family friendly, top tourist attractions in Northern Territory.