Insight Australia



Lose yourself and find yourself in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Unmistakably Australian, yet delightfully multicultural, Darwin is the capital of the Northern Territory. It offers windows into a fascinating past, a laid-back contemporary lifestyle and is the gateway to unlimited Australian adventures.

From the tropical Top End to the breathtaking Red Centre, the Northern Territory is rich in Aboriginal history and rugged natural beauty. Ancient landscapes are wrapped in Dreamtime legends and traversed by legendary rail journeys, decorated with ancient indigenous artworks and dotted with pioneering history.

From Aboriginal art workshops to agricultural studies, birdwatching to barramundi fishing, the Northern Territory offers unique experiences for a wide range of special interests.
  • Kakadu National Park: Yellow Waters billabong, Gunlom and Maguk Falls, Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock Art
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and Olgas), Australia’s iconic spiritual heart
  • Alice Springs, capital of the Red Centre is the gateway to the West MacDonnell ranges and spectacular Kings Canyon
  • Arnhem Land, one of the world’s last true wilderness areas and home to the Yolngu people. 
  • Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park
  • Litchfield National Park
  • Darwin, capital of the Top End
  • See the sunrise over Uluru (Ayers Rock) and dine under a canopy of outback stars in the Red Centre
  • Hike the Kings Canyon Rim Walk or the multi-day Larapinta Trail (there are also dozens of great short walks we can recommend at Uluru and the Kata Tjutas).
  • Visit the Royal Flying Doctors, the Old Telegraph Station and see the School of the Air in action in Alice Springs. Ask us about private group tour options to the Kangaroo Sanctuary and the Earth Sanctuary observatory.
  • Tour the West MacDonnell Ranges to dip your toes in Ormiston Gorge and marvel at the sheer walls of Standley Chasm
  • Cruise Kakadu’s Yellow Waters for the opportunity to spot crocs, water buffalo and beautiful birdlife
  • Tour Arnhem Land’s remote reaches and beautiful beaches to experience authentic indigenous immersion and interactions
  • Hike to spectacular waterfalls and swim in tranquil waterholes in Litchfield National Park
  • See ancient Aboriginal rock art and learn the art of Aboriginal dot painting under the guidance of a local indigenous elder.
  • Enjoy a tropical sunset with multi-cultural bites from Darwin’s Mindil Beach markets (April-October)
  • Relive the romance of rail and enjoy a unique introduction to the outback with the legendary Ghan train journey.
  • Visit a working outback cattle station
Hidden Gems
  • Kaarke aboriginal cultural experiences near Kings Canyon offer a personalised opportunity to see, smell, touch and taste traditional indigenous bush tucker and bush medicines.
  • Swim in Mataranka’s picturesque sandy-bottomed thermal pools lined with towering cabbage trees and paperbarks. This is the ‘capital of the Never Never’.


Australia’s Northern Territory experiences two distinct seasons. The hot and humid tropical green season (November-April) where monsoonal rains and flooding may occur in the Top End. These Southern Hemisphere summer months can also be particularly hot in the Red Centre, any active touring should be planned for the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday heat.


Ask us for shore excursion options