Northern Territory Accommodations
The Northern Territory in Australia is worth finding accommodations in. Situated, not surprisingly, in the North of the country, the territory borders Western Australia to the West, Southern Australia to the South, Queensland to the East and the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria to the North. The territory covers a large landmass, but is the least populated, with just 230,000 inhabitants. The region was originally inhabited by the indigenous people of Australia nearly 40,000 years ago and still remains heavily populated with aboriginals today. Overall, the territory is a stunning one to visit and definitely a great place to book some vacation rentals.
Darwin is the capital city and is located at the Northern end of the Territory on the Timor Sea. The area has a tropical climate with both wet and dry seasons. During the heavy rainfall of the wet, the area is known to have amazing lightning displays. The area is a mix of aboriginals and non-aboriginals making for an ecliptic population. July 1 is Territory Day and is the one day (apart from Chinese New Year) when fireworks are allowed in the city. There are many other festivals held throughout the year in Darwin as well, including The Darwin Festival (which includes the NT Indigenous Music Awards), the Glenti, the Seabreeze and the Speargrass Festival.
Another destination that is an absolute must when visiting the Northern Territory is Alice Springs and the surrounding natural wonders of Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Often seen on postcards, this oasis of red rock emerging from the surrounding desert floor is even more stunning and colourful at both sunrise and sunset. While camping under the stars is an exciting way to really experience the Australian outback, there are many other accommodations and lodgings available in the area.
Other areas of interest in the Northern Territory include exploring through Kakadu National Park, seeing wild crocodiles in the waterways of Arnhem Land, and exploring aboriginal art galleries which are abundant throughout the region. The central vain through the Territory is Stuart Highway which connects into South Australia. Driving along this road is a great way to stop in various locations to meet with locals to understand the history and the people that live here.
While seemingly far away from the rest of the country, the Northern Territory shouldn’t be missed. Vacation rentals and condo rentals can be found in the key cities of Darwin and Alice Springs, as well as elsewhere.