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Holidays in Northern Territory

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Northern Territory Vacation: Coronavirus Information

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.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Northern Territory trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top Northern Territory Flight & Hotel Packages

Marrakai Apartments
Ibis Styles Kununurra
Magnum Serviced Apartments
Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin
Adina Apartment Hotel Darwin Waterfront

2021 Northern Territory holiday deals

Marrakai Apartments
Coconut Grove Holiday Apartments
Quest Berrimah
Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Paravista Motel

Top hotels in Northern Territory

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
4.5 out of 5
93 Barrett Drive, Desert Springs, NT
Free cancellation
The price is AU$145 per night from 14 Feb. to 15 Feb.
4.3/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Very happy with room and facilities. Room looked recently refurbished and some great restaurants nearby. Couldn’t complain about anything."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
4 out of 5
1 Sir Norman Brearley Drive, Eaton, NT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
3.9/5Very Good! (989 reviews)

"Reasonable room, pleasant gardens, Good sized pool"…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2020

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
4 out of 5
31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$123 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
4.1/5Very Good! (776 reviews)

"Beautiful self contained unit with panoramic harbour views. It’s the 2nd time we’ve stayed here, and we certainly, once again, were very very happy with our accommodation. Friendly helpful staff, everything ultra clean, fabulous air-conditioning, TV in bedroom and TV in lounge. It’s the small touches ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan. 2021

Oaks Darwin Elan Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Northern Territory

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.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Northern Territory holiday package cost?
We make it simple to see the world, with Northern Territory holiday packages starting from as low as AU$587. You’ll have the flexibility to combine your preferred hotels, airlines and car rental. For the ultimate escape, why not add a couple of activities and tours to your travel itinerary?
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Northern Territory holiday package?
Don’t worry if you’re rethinking your Northern Territory holiday package — it’s possible to change or amend your booking. And if you’ve booked it within 24 hours, you may be able to do it for free. However, bookings made more than 24 hours ago may incur fees from your hotel, airline or car rental company. We understand life can occasionally throw a spanner in the travel works, so make your way to our Customer Service Portal if that occurs. When you’re ready to make changes, we’ll be here to help.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Northern Territory?
Book everything all in one place with our Northern Territory holiday packages. You’ll find deals on flights, hotels and more that’ll keep your bank account happy and your adventurous spirit busy. Actually, you can save up to $200 just for bundling your bookings. And, with more than 400 air carriers and 1 000 000 hotels globally to choose from, you have countless opportunities to mix and match.
What are the top hotels in Northern Territory?
When it comes to properties in Darwin, H on Smith Hotel and Palms City Resort are a couple of favourites. If you’re also heading to Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs and Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters look forward to welcoming you.
When is the best time of year to visit Northern Territory?
If your definition of “best” means when you’ll get the best deals, pack your suitcase and head for Northern Territory in December. By contrast, August is the most expensive month to take a break here. Peak season falls in July, August, June and is an exciting time to visit — but be prepared for bigger crowds and longer queues. February, December, November is generally a quieter time of the year.
How far in advance should I book my Northern Territory holiday?
Savvy travellers often reserve their seats as early as possible. You can usually look up international airfares on Expedia up to a year before your intended flight. If you’ve left booking to the last minute, there’s no need to worry. Bargain prices occasionally occur just weeks prior to departure.
What does an Expedia Northern Territory travel package include?
That depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re travelling alone, you might decide to bundle hotels and flights. Taking the whole family to Northern Territory? A travel package that includes rental cars, flights and hotels might be a better fit. Expedia gives you the flexibility to tailor your travel package.
What should I know before booking a Northern Territory travel package?
A Expedia travel package can be tailored to your budget and is an easy way to stretch your dollars further. How much you include is totally up to you. Hotels, rental cars and flights — decide on a combination that suits your plans.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Northern Territory holiday packages?
Expedia has proudly partnered with online lender Affirm to help minimize any financial worry to do with your trip. This may be useful if your reason for travel has arisen suddenly. Book Now, Pay Later and spread out the cost of your hotel and flight holiday package over a number of payments.
Can I choose my airline with a Northern Territory Expedia holiday package?
Expedia has access to more than 550 airline partners globally, so you sure can! Just select the airline you want and create the perfect Northern Territory holiday.