Region: Northern Territories
With Darwin as the only major gateway city, the Northern Territories can often be overlooked as a stand alone holiday state. But think again. Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the Red Centre and near Alice Springs, is perhaps the most famous icon, the extraordinary vista of this dome shaped mountain in the middle of the desert is a sight that everyone should experience, but remember also the Kakadu and Arnhemland in the north, the Tiwi Islands and Cobourg Peninsular, Katherine Gorge and the Litchfield National Park. Darwin is also the end of the road (or the beginning) for the Ghan train as it wends its way south through the arid Outback. There is more to the Northern Territories than meets the eye.