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Wet and wild is the Northern Territory summer

The NT is stunning all year round, yet when the wet season rolls in like clockwork every November, it adds a certain vibrancy to the landscape as floodplains fill and spill into surrounding waterways and the green foliage thickens and deepens in colour. Touring the Top End in your Darwin car rental in the green season also means you’ll be visiting out of peak, so your Territory trip-of-a-lifetime won’t break the budget as hotels and tour operators offer generous discounts.
If you’re ready for a cool change this summer, here are Tourism NT’s picks to whet your appetite for travel […]

A winter break in the Northern Territory – 5 things to do

Are you desperately in need of a winter break? Luckily for you, winter is the best time to visit the Northern Territory. Instead of battling some of Australia’s highest temperatures in summer, you’ll get to enjoy sunny weather that southerners are missing out on.
To get your winter break started, look into cheap car hire deals from Darwin.
Here are our recommendations for top things to see or do on your winter break.
Explore Uluru
No trip to the Red Centre is complete without visiting Ayers Rock, or Uluru, as it’s known in Aboriginal tongue. The giant sandstone is right […]

Party time in the Northern Territory over winter months

COOLER temperature and the dry season up north usually means there’s a party going on in the Northern Territory, so jump in your Darwin car rental or Alice Springs car hire and get ready to enjoy one of these great events. Tourism Northern Territory gives us the heads up for coming months:
Beer Can Regatta (Darwin), July 9

See boats built of beer cans, plastic soft drink bottles and cartons put to the test! Get involved in some of the silly competitions that take place at this unique Top End festival. Thousands gather for this annual Darwin family […]

Campervanning ideas in Alice Springs and surrounds

Experience Alice Springs with a campervan. It’s the easiest way to explore Australia’s Red Centre. Stunning desert landscapes, rock formations and colourful sunsets are right here in the middle of Australia.
Make sure you check out our list of things to do in Alice Springs and surrounds before you leave for your holiday.
When you arrive in town, pick up a hire campervan at Alice Springs Airport then start driving to one of these caravan parks nearby.
Heritage Caravan Park
Heritage Caravan Park is nestled among the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges. The caravan park is situated close to many of Alice Springs’ famous attractions, […]

Five things to do in Alice Springs and surrounds

Uluru (Ayers Rock)
South west of Alice Springs, near the border with South Australia, lies one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks, Uluru. This magnificent rock formation is 348 metres high and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Anybody can complete the 10km walk around the base of Uluru. It allows you to explore indigenous rock paintings, learn about indigenous culture and see native flora and fauna.
Quad Bike Tour
The Northern Territory’s oldest working cattle station, Undoolya Station, has been operating since the 1800s. It’s only 17km east of Alice Springs and here you can opt for an […]

Kakadu Mahbilil Festival for Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods

HEADING for an adventure in the Kakadu National State Park is awesome for all sorts of reasons but none more so than the upcoming Kakadu Mahbilil Festival September 5 celebrating the best in Indigenous music, arts and bushfoods.
Staged at Jabiru Lakeside Park, Mahbilil offers a program of local and national live music, traditional dance, performance and circus, bushtucker demonstrations, cooking competitions, sports carnival, workshops and lots of markets to feed the mind and body.  With activities and entertainment aimed at children, teens and the older folks, there is something for everyone.
Jabiru is the gateway to Kakadu and offers […]

5 places to explore near Alice Springs

There are many beautiful and exciting destinations to discover in the Northern Territory, apart from Uluru. Here’s a list of five places to explore near Alice Springs, Australia’s spiritual heart.
The sky above Alice Springs
A spectacular bird’s eye view awaits as you float gently over the West MacDonnell Ranges at sunrise in a hot hair balloon. This unique experience sees you wake early and drift across the red desert landscape and historic cattle stations. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as kangaroos, roaming around below.
Rainbow Valley
The Rainbow Valley’s famous sandstone cliffs are covered with different coloured rocks. […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia

WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)

Go retro with these 4 Australian drive in venues to catch a movie under the stars

GOING to the local cinema always guarantees a good night out, but nothing compares to the nostalgic charm of jumping in a car with your partner, or the family, and watching a movie at the drive in theatre. Whether you’re with your partner, friends or family, everybody loves a night under the stars. It’s an old-fashioned way to have some fun, but it’s a goodie.
1. Skyline Drive In
Blacktown, 38km west of Sydney CBD
When it comes to drive in movies Sydney does as well if not better than anyone with its only drive in featuring a […]

Campervan Hire in the Top End – Travel Tips

If you are planning a campervan holiday in the Top End of the Northern Territory and exploring more remote locations, here are some tips from our experience on the road. Much of this applies to travel any way in remote Australia. If you have ideas and tips you’d like to share, please send them into [email protected]
Tips:

Walk round and thoroughly check your Campervan rental before you leave the branch. Take photos of any existing external scratches or damage. Check inside that everything is working. Your campervan supplier will be helpful and will work with you on this […]

 
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