So often associated with its stunning Red Centre, the Northern Territory is an explosion of so many other colours, colossal landscapes and creatures. NT for short, don’t be thrown by the word 'northern', because this federal Australian territory spreads well into the heart of central Australia, with Uluru as its crowning glory and the Aboriginal people being the rightful bearers of the crown, having settled in NT over 40,000 years ago.
Our land has a big story. Sometimes we tell a little bit at a time. Come and hear our stories, see our land. A little bit might stay in your hearts.
— Jacob Nayinggul, Manilakarr clan
Don’t miss the chance to take an Aboriginal guided tour through Kakadu and Watarrka National Parks or Arnhem Land to learn about the often painful history here, with a beautiful backdrop of sacred landscapes all connected by songlines. Aboriginal people regard all land as sacred, and songs must be continually sung to keep the land ‘alive’. By visiting and respecting the NT, you are contributing to this very special act of stewardship. Find out how, in our Northern Territory travel guide.