Australia’s Top End is ancient, welcoming, awe-inspiring … and also a great place for family holidays. Here’s our ‘Top 9’ of the top things to do in the Top End!
- Uluru – the gigantic rock is said to be around 700 million years old and is sacred to indigenous Australians.
- Alice Springs – in the heart of the MacDonnell Ranges – and host to unique Aussie annual events including the Alice Desert Festival Camel Cup and the Henley-on-Todd Regatta – and unusual boat race held on the dry sandy bed of the Todd River!
- Hot air ballooning over The Alice, followed by a bush tucker tour!
- Get slitherin’ at The Alice Springs Reptile Centre – play with a python, watch the lizards feed, spy on secretive geckos, see crocodiles from underwater, and meet resident goannas and frill-neck lizards.
- Take a virtual journey of the World’s Largest Classroom at The Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre.
- Discover stunning Kakadu National Park – find out about ancient aboriginal culture, see amazing rock art, giant termite mounds, natural waterholes, and take a boat cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong where you can spot exotic birds and giant crocodiles.
- Head to Darwin’s famous Crocosaurus Cove and come face-to-face with some of the largest saltwater crocs in the world, as well as 70 reptile species only found in Australia’s Top End.
- Cool off at the fabulous Darwin Wave Lagoon – a palm-fringed swimming pool that turns into a tube-riding, boogie-boarding barrel of family fun when the ‘swell’ is generated in twenty minutes bursts! Wading pools and fountains keep little ones happy too.
- Darwin’s Waterfront Precinct is a great place for families to explore, chill, eat, swim and shop – and grab an ice-cream or fish ‘n’ chips, take a harbour cruise or do a spot of fishing.