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Northern Territory Must Do's
The Northern Territory is a welcoming and laid-back state, known for playing host to iconic natural treasures, ancient Aboriginal culture, birds and wildlife, dramatic landscapes, opportunities for adventure, and colourful characters. Check out our favourite things to do during a road trip through the Northern Territory.
Northern Territory Campervan Road Trips
The Northern Territory is where blue skies meet breathtaking landscapes. Travel to this dreamy location and immerse yourself in the red desert sands of Uluru, the tropical terrain of Kakadu National Park, and the sparkling waters of Darwin. The Northern Territory is home to some of the most incredible and exciting road trips in Australia - with so much on offer it truly is different in every sense. Follow one of many incredible self-drive routes and experience ancient Aboriginal art and culture, learn about the military history of Australia, whilst exploring World Heritage-listed icons and meeting local wildlife.
4WD In Australia
Now that you have a trip to the Northern Territory on your radar, take some inspiration from our epic 4WD itineraries. Hiring a four wheel drive will take you up close and personal with the real Australia. Every trip is unique and will allow you to uncover your very own stories.
Immerse yourself in Australia's oldest cultures as you explore spectacular landscapes through adventurous experiences within the Nothern Territory. Steeped in Aboriginal culture, the Northern Territory is abundant in rugged sandstone formations, tranquil waterholes, and mesmerizinf beauty of the Red Centre.
NT Travel Tips & Inspiration
Explore like a local by checking out our tips, covering everything from the best places to explore, where to camp, and advice from like-minded travellers who have already had an epic road trip through the NT.
Our Alice Springs Campervan Branch
Britz Alice Springs branch is perfectly situated for a trip to Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon. We are located only 4kms from the city centre. Book your motorhome and campervan hire in Alice Springs with Britz today, and start travelling the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory has two very distinctive climate zones. The northern region starts the year with warm, tropical rain then moves to warm and sunny days and cool nights mid-year. The end of the year is a pre-monsoonal season, which produces incredible lightning storms.
Central Australia is semi-arid and experiences Australia's four typical seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring. The monsoon rains do not extend this far south, so the weather is quite different from the Top End in that there is no tropical rainy season.
What to Pack:
If you are visiting the outback between May and September, you should pack long pants, tracksuit pants, a fleece, thermals, warm jumpers, and a beanie. It is normal for temperatures to drop below zero, especially in central Australia. Make sure you pack a broad-brimmed hat, even in winter. Comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, swimmers or board shorts, a quick-drying towel, insect repellent, and a water bottle are all vital as well.
Art and Culture:
Both Aboriginal and contemporary art galleries can be found spread throughout the Northern Territory, consisting of commercial spaces, community-run galleries, and government-operated exhibitions. The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is one of the most scenic galleries within Australia. Overlooking Fannie Bay and Darwin Harbour, this gallery will surround you in Aboriginal art, Southeast Asian art, and Territory history. You are also likely to find many local artists with their work at the weekly markets.
Things To Do
A visit to the Northern Territory will immerse you in stories, artworks, and ancient traditions of Aboriginal Australians, one of the oldest living groups in the world, over 40 different indigenous language groups call the NT home. A common theme across these language groups is a strong spiritual connection to the land. Beliefs, history, and local law are shared through Dreamtime stories which are passed down generations through art, dance, and song.
Wine and Food:
Ditch the formal dining room for an open-air market or dinner spent under the stars. Feast on the fresh flavours of the Northern Territory by joining a food tour and discovering the best produce of the region. When dining here you are guaranteed fresh and are bound to find mud crab, barramundi, and other seafood on the menus within the Top End.
If you are visiting the Red Centre, immerse yourself in the culture and try Aboriginal bush tucker prepared with native fruits and berries, try a steak from one of the many restaurants, or treat yourself to a five-star dinner accompanied with an Uluru sunset.
In Darwin, you will find many dishes are prepared with Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian Influences, as well as Greek, Indian and Aboriginal.
One of the best things about exploring the food and wine scene of the Northern Territory is meeting and connecting with all the colourful personalities behind it.
Wildlife and Nature:
The Northern Territory is home to thousands of species of flora, native wildlife, and birds in the wild. With such a vast range of varying eco-systems, the Top End's wildlife flourishes from the monsoon tropics to the desert plains. With over 400 species of birds, including rare and endemic species – the NT is a great place to tick off your bird watching list. With 150 mammals, 300 reptiles, and hundreds of species of fish, the Northern Territory is the best place to get your wildlife and nature fix.