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Cheap flights to Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is an Australian federal territory found in the centre and central northern regions. It shares borders with Western Australia, Queensland, and South Australia, while bordered on the coasts by the Timor Sea, Arafura Sea, and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Despite its size, it is the least populated state of Australia, having fewer than half as many people as Tasmania. The population is not concentrated in coastal regions but rather the Stuart Highway. Major settlements are Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, and Tennant Creek. Its capital city, Darwin, is ruled by its administrator and its Chief Minister.

What to see & do

Destinations for the Northern Territory include the tropical beaches of the Top End, all the way to the icons of the Red Centre. An eclectic mix, travelling in the region is enjoyable and quite fascinating.

Darwin – From the sparkling blue harbour to the city's Asian-inspired food and tropical outdoor lifestyle, Darwin is the capital that is a haven for many adventurers. Sample the relaxed and cosmopolitan city before making a trip across the water to visit the beautiful “Island of Smiles”, Tiwi. Take a cruise, or charter using fishing vessels and experience the lush Mary River Wetlands. Check on the waterfalls and waterholes, ride a 4WD, or trek through the grand Litchfield National Park.

Tennant Creek and Barkly Tablelands – Kick-off your journey through this country destination along the Stuart Highway and check out its million-acre cattle stations, gold mining heritage, iconic rock formations, and Aboriginal culture. Filled daily with vast and brilliant blue skies and overlooking boundless horizons and plains, Tennant Creek and Barkly Tablelands are uniquely “Outback” Australia. Suggested activities include driving through thee Davenport Range National Park, experiencing local culture of the Warumungu people at the Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre, before taking a trip out to the glowing Devils Marbles in the day's last light.

Katherine – Come to where the outback meets the tropics and discover Katherine's gorges and misty waterfalls, thermal springs and ancient cultures. The perfect destination for groups and solo travellers alike, choose the track and fill it with activities such as fishing, camping, kayaking, and trekking, and take the most wonderful photographs to take memories.

 

How to get around within Northern Territory

Trains and roads are the main modes of transportation in the city. The Ghan train travels from north to south of the Northern Territory and back, stopping at Kulgera, the Iron Man, Finke River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Pine Creek, Adelaide River, and Darwin. If more comfortable in travelling by driving, there are five recognised themed drives in the Northern Territory. Countless four wheel drive tracks are also present – which alternately give access to almost 96% of the major attractions in the region.

How to get there

Getting to the Northern Territory is easy. The capital city of Darwin is closer to Asia than any other capital cities in Australia, and from within, Alice Springs is only a three- to four-hour plane ride from most Australian capital cities. Major airports in the area include the Darwin International Airport, Alice Springs Airport, and Tennant Creek Airport. Airlines that travel to the region include Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia, Silk Air, Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Jetstar Airways, Indonesia Air Asia, Fly Tiwi, and many others. For cheap flights, visit Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online source of the cheapest flights from 600 airlines worldwide.

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