Looking to moving to a place that will allow you to connect with nature?

If yes, then you must consider moving to Northern Territory! Read on to get an insight into the basics of living in Northern Territory…

Introduction to Northern Territory

To the North of Australia is its third largest state, the Northern Territory (NT). This state of Australia has everything that is required to quench the thirst of a nature lover – red rugged outback terrain, unbelievably picturesque Savannah plains or the Barkly Tablelands. You name it and this state has it! Northern Territory is really going to enthrall you if like a relaxed lifestyle, adventure, rich culture and outstanding opportunities!

Geography of Northern Territory

The Northern Territory covers the centre of the continent as well as the central North, and is bordered by Queensland to the east, Western Australia on the west and South Australia on the south. A unique Rock formation named Uluru which has been consecrated to the Aborigines is quite well spread in the northern territory, followed by the Devils marble. The Northern Territory is home to a wide variety of flora, natural wildlife, specifically the crocodiles that are found in 52 parks, and has been regarded as the “Real Outback” as it offers true thrilling adventure and exploration in the outback. The Northern Territory is additionally home to native Aboriginal people who practice and display their 40,000 year old traditional rituals that include storytelling, spear fishing, rock art, basket weaving and bush tucking during tours and safari’s in the region. Interestingly, the Northern Territory also has a huge collection of Aboriginal art.

Regions of Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is abundantly endowed with natural attractions that are a delight to every traveler, from the deserts of central Australia to the stunning wildlife. The Uluru in particular is a spectacular natural wonder that allows you to explore and learn about a culture that has evolved and survived so many generations. Photography and filming is normally reserved for Bird lovers and fishing is also common with the barramundi and its related species.


Is the tropical cosmopolitan capital and one of the most popular destinations for the visitors of the Northern Territory. It has an amazing mix of people from 50 nationalities, with a predominant Asian population of at least 110,000, and is a centre for mining and administration. Its port is hugely sophisticated and modern, and a major transport and communication center. This city is incredibly rich in its naval history, especially World War II stories from the past. Leisure time activities in Darwin include boating, sailing into the Harbor, camping at the Litchfield National Park and bushwhacking in the Mary River.

Kakadu National Park

Is regarded as the official World Heritage site that is situated to the west end of Arnhem Land and east of Darwin. It is native to one of the most fascinating Rock arts of the Aborigines and is surrounded by beautiful escarpments, rich wetlands and numerous waterfalls. Fishing and wildlife are quite prevalent along the coast of Arnhem Land, which also includes rainforests, woodlands, rivers and inscriptions.


Situated to the West Australian border and the Gulf of Carpentaria, close to the banks of the Katherine River, is Katherine, a historic small town that has a population of 10,000 people. This small town is blessed with a unique ecosystem and beautiful landscapes. This sets the stage for outdoor activities such as hiking in the Jatbula Trail, exploring the Cutta Cutta Caves for spectacular natural rock formations, camping, bird watching, canoeing, fishing, bushwalking and safari. Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park that has been virtually surrounded by aboriginal rock art. For example, Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr rock formations.

Tennant Creek

North of Alice Springs, approximately 1000kms to the south of Darwin is Tennant Creek, located in the Red centre of Australia. It is surrounded by the Barkly Tablelands, which is the grazing ground for Australia’s outback cattle. There are frequent visitors to the mining centre at Battery hill and on the south is the Devils Marbles, home to the granite and marble production reserve.

Victoria River Region

The Victoria River Region is unquestionably the most picturesque and alluring region alongside the savannah route. It is the lifeline to one of the largest cattle stations “Coolibah Station”, especially as it is the longest river and creates huge opportunity for exploration and adventurous hiking. Its charming backdrops arouse a deep connection to the land and its native people.

Barkly Tableland

The Barkly Tableland is a vast span of grassland that extends from the Northern Territory into Queensland. It covers 283,648 km², 21% of the total region of the Northern Territory and comprises five regions within the Northern territory. Running parallel to the Gulf of Carpentaria from Daly Waters to Mount Isa, Queensland

Red Centre Way

The Red Centre Way traverses through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Alice Springs, the West MacDonnell Ranges and Kings Canyon to pave the way for the tourists into a delightful escapade into the heart of the Australian Outback.

Climate of Northern Territory

The Tropical North and the Red Centre are two zones of two discrete climatic conditions that exist in the Northern territory. The tropical climate is prevalent in Kakadu National Park, Darwin, Arnhem Land and Katherine. Darwin experiences an average temperature of 32 C all throughout the year with high humidity. In winter, Alice Springs record warm day temperature while it is cold in the night with the regular daily maximum of 21 C and minimum of 5 C. It is during the months between December to March that is considered by majority to be the most favorable climatic conditions. The Northern territory is renowned for its summer rains, which restore the picturesque beauty of the land while the dry season builds up and continues to exist between May to October. The end of the year witnesses the pre-monsoon season and an incremental increase in the humidity as well.

More Information on the Northern Territory (NT)

This is the right time to move to Northern Territory (NT), especially as many skilled professionals and businesses are welcomed!

If you are looking for more on information on the Northern Territory you can visit http://wikitravel.org/en/Northern_Territory, which includes information on the Northern Territory regions, cities and other destinations, getting into the Northern Territory, getting around, what to see, do, eat, drink, getting out and staying safe in the Northern Territory.

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