Start in Darwin, a balmy tropical town on the Timor Sea that had a major role in WWII, and then head further afield with your guide to Kakadu National Park or Arnhem Land, both rich in Aboriginal history and rugged, natural beauty. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art, fish for barramundi, watch Aboriginal artists at work, or attempt to play a didgeridoo or swim in a billabong. Check out the Katherine Gorge or swim in a crystal clear waterhole in Litchfield National Park. You have to plan for the seasons and it takes time to see this region well, but it’s worth every minute.
Darwin & Northern Territory