You haven’t experienced the best of Australia without doing a trip through South Australia and the Northern Territory. We’ve put together a must-do list when you go on the ultimate oceans to outback adventure from Adelaide to Darwin!
South Australia offers travellers an amazingly diverse range of authentic experiences, from untouched wilderness to stunning, pristine coastline and incredible wildlife.
Where to stay: Adelaide Central YHA
2. Port Lincoln
Where to stay: Port Lincoln YHA
3. Kangaroo Island
Where to stay: Kangaroo Island YHA
The Northern Territory is known around the world for its natural icons, including Kakadu and Uluru. There are also amazing wildlife, colourful landscapes and an ancient Aboriginal culture waiting for your to explore.
4. The Red Centre
Red Centre Must Do: Kata Tjuta’s Valley of the Winds walk is a hard trek but well worth it!
5. Kakadu National Park
Australia’s largest national park, Kakadu offers you an experience that’ll make you want to stay for longer and see more. There’s so much to uncover in this spectacular national park. Kakadu has a dual World Heritage listing for both its exceptional natural beauty and its Aboriginal culture, which dates back more than 50,000 years. Highlights in Kakadu are its Aboriginal rock art galleries, thundering waterfalls, gorges, rainforests, water-lilied billabongs, wildlife in abundance and vast, open wilderness.
Kakadu Must Do: Climb to the top of Gunlom Falls – Australia’s natural infinity pool!
Where to stay: Darwin YHA (book a trip with us and get picked up from the hostel).
Darwin is The Northern Territory’s vibrant capital city and a stepping stone to some of the world’s greatest adventure playgrounds. Surrounded by the ancient wonders of Litchfield National Park, World Heritage-listed Kakadu and the Tiwi Islands, nature seeps into every pore of the city. Locals and travellers alike make the most of Darwin’s lush setting and balmy weather with a constant celebration of life outdoors at open-air cinemas, markets, festivals or fishing and cruising on its unspoilt harbour.
Darwin Must do: Come face to face with some of Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove and plunge into the Cage of Death, Australia’s only croc dive!
Where to stay: Darwin YHA
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