Australia - Darwin & the Northern Territory (PDF Chapter)
This is the Darwin & the Northern Territory chapter from Lonely Planet’s Australia guidebook.
The Top End is frontier country. It feels wild out here, like the Australia of childhood imagin-ings. This is the nation’s most rewarding Indigenous homeland, a land of art centres, isolated communities and ancient rock art.
- experience wildlife, rock art and Aboriginal culture in Kakadu National Park
- watch the sunrise and sunset alter the earth’s colour palette on strangely spiritual Uluru
- hike through the hidden valleys and deep-red monoliths of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Darwin & Around, Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Highway, Berry Springs, Batchelor, Litchfield National Park, Daly River, Pine Creek, Kakadu National Park, Ubirr & Around, Jabiru, Nourlangie, Jim Jim Falls & Twin Falls, Cooinda & Yellow Water, South-western Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), Cobourg Peninsula, Eastern Arnhem Land, Katherine & Around, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Mataranka, Beswick (Wugularr), Barkly Tableland & Gulf Country, Roper Highway, Carpentaria & Tablelands High-ways, Borroloola, Central Northern Territory, Daly Waters, Tennant Creek, Devil’s Marbles & Around, Tanami Track, Alice Springs, MacDonnell Ranges, East MacDonnell Ranges, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory’s Far South, Old South Road, Rainbow Valley Conserva-tion Reserve, Ernest Giles Road, Lasseter Highway, Watarrka National Park & Kings Canyon, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Yulara, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).