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Consider protecting your Northern Territory trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Northern Territory package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.

Most Northern Territory hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Northern Territory Holiday

Discover Australia’s Outback in this northern state with fascinating Aboriginal culture and diverse landscape of vast desert plains and tropical coastline.

The dry, red landscape of Australia’s Northern Territory represents Australia’s iconic Outback. Explore dusty desert plains and dramatic gorges, see unique Australian wildlife and learn about Australia’s Aboriginal people, one of earth’s oldest living cultures. In the Red Centre and the Top End, discover the awe-inspiring sight of Uluru, spot crocodiles, hear pioneering stories from Outback pubs and enjoy Australia’s tropical northern coast.

Australia’s arid heart, the Northern Territory’s southern desert region, is known as the Red Centre. Set up base in Alice Springs, an oasis in the dusty, red plains. Learn about the 50,000 years of indigenous Arrernte culture and choose an exciting tour: camel rides, hot-air balloon trips, cycling or four-wheel driving. 

East of Alice Springs is the Simpson Desert, a stunning plain with long dunes and hardy spinifex grass. Visit in winter to explore Dalhousie Springs and Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve’s mysterious rock formation.

Travel west to see Uluru, the spectacular singular rock formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The iconic red monolith is breathtaking, especially when lit by dramatic red-and-violet lights of the rising or setting sun. Stay overnight in the resort town of Yulara. Learn about Anangu’s cultural significance at the Uluru Cultural Centre.

Head north to explore lush landscape in the Northern Territory’s contrasting Top End. Visit Darwin, the multicultural capital city, to enjoy the relaxed, tropical lifestyle. In August, take part in the Darwin Festival, a diverse arts, music and food festival that celebrates the city’s indigenous, Asian and Pacific cultures. 

Travel east to Kakadu National Park, a region of incredible natural beauty with wetlands, savannah woodlands, dramatic coastline, diverse wildlife and Arnhem Land indigenous culture.

Major airlines serve Alice Springs and Darwin. Regional flights and the historic Ghan Railway reach other smaller towns around the state. Driving is the best way to explore the state but ensure you take every safety precaution. Have water, fuel and emergency supplies for hot days, freezing nights and tropical storms in the north.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Northern Territory?

A: If you're going to be in the centre of Darwin or Alice Springs for only a day or two, perhaps not. But if you're staying for longer and plan to venture out into the region of Northern Territory or farther afield, definitely! Nothing beats the freedom that you have with your own wheels. With the help of our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Northern Territory, finding your ideal ride is a breeze.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Northern Territory?

A: Prepare to land at Darwin, NT Airport (DRW-Darwin Intl.). You'll most likely be arriving aboard one of the 87 international flights that operate from this international airport in Northern Territory each month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Northern Territory?

A: There's plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation in Northern Territory. The most popular places are hotels. But if you're after something else, you can also pick from apartments, motels, hostels and much more.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Convenient flights, cosy hotels and an awesome rental car to cruise around in — and that's just for starters. Expedia also has an excellent selection of experiences and adventures. Check out what's on offer and start creating your dream escape.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Northern Territory?

A: Book a package with Expedia. It's that simple. Hotels, Flights, Experiences, Rental Cars — make your reservations for your trip and watch the savings grow. It's time to plan the holiday of your dreams (and save some dollars while you're at it).

Q: What are the best things to do in Northern Territory?

A: Be sure to put Lake Alexander and Lyons Cottage at the very top of your must-see list if you're heading to Darwin. Howard Springs Nature Park is another attraction worth swinging by.




Guide to Exploring Northern Territory


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Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel AU$109
Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020
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Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel

31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
     
    4.1 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Very comfortable bed and air conditioner. Very helpful receptionist.

    H on Smith Hotel AU$79
    Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2020
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    H on Smith Hotel

    H on Smith Hotel

    81 Smith Street, Darwin, NT
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      I like the rooms as they are large and comfortable with an external window. Also I can adjust the aircon.

      Palms City Resort AU$94
      Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020
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      Palms City Resort

      Palms City Resort

      64 Esplanade, Darwin, NT
         
        4.4 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Best place to stay in Darwin! Central and within walking distance of everything! Absolutely the best value and such a gem for your visit to Darwin. Loved it and would stay there again.

        Mercure Darwin Airport Resort AU$124
        Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020
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        Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

        Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

        1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
           
          4.0 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Pool was most welcome considering the weather. Great location for our reason for travelling.

          Novotel Darwin Airport
          Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2020
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          Novotel Darwin Airport

          Novotel Darwin Airport

          2 Sir Norman Brearly Drive, Eaton, NT
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Very close to the airport. Friendly helpful staff. Great pool and gym.

            Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin AU$199
            Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
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            Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

            Mindil Beach Casino and Resort - formerly SKYCITY Darwin

            Gilruth Avenue, The Gardens, NT
               
              4.2 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Loved both pools, being able to get a drink at the pool or in the pool, having a bath tub in room the sunsets the bars. The chinese and italian and the restaurant facing the lagoon pool they were all 5 star 😊

              Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
              Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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              Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

              Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters

              93 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs, NT
                 
                4.3 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This is a very nice hotel to stay. The breakfast is good.

                DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs AU$158
                Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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                DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

                DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs

                82 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs, NT
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great new rooms. Plenty of space onsite. Range of food options to chose from. Staff were hugely helpful.

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