Northern Territory Australia
The Northern Territory of Australia is bordered by Western Australia, South Australia and are Queensland and is considered as the real Outback of the continent offering plenty of Holiday Places and Destinations to explore. With a population of just over 250,000 people and an area of 1,349,129 square kilometers it is the third largest yet the second least populated division on the mainland.
The Northern Territory or NT as it is normally referred to, traces its history back 40,000 years when are Indigenous Australians settled in the region. These days, NT has two main industries, Tourism and Mining.
The main Northern Territory Holiday Places to set up base and travel this incredible region are Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy. However, there are many other small Rural Communities or Settlements spread along the Stuart Highway, which links the Top End to South Australia.
There are over Twenty Five National Parks and Protected Lands in the Northern Territory, some of the more famous being Uluru - Ayers Rock and Kata Tjuta – The Olgas, an extremely sacred Aboriginal site.
There is also Kakadu National Park with breathtaking Wetlands and Native Wildlife and on the Liverpool River delta; there is Arnhem Land, an area so special to the indigenous community that you need a Permit to travel to the region. But if you get a permit, you are in for one of the most incredible adventures through the last great-unspoiled wilderness in the world, and one of the best fishing places on the planet.
The main things to be aware of when you visit this unbelievable outback are Crocodiles. There are over 100,000 Fresh Water Crocs and 150,000 Salt Water Crocs in NT, which is over a quarter of a million of these Prehistoric Monsters or one Croc to every Human. Some of these voracious hunting machines are over sixteen feet long and probably the most dangerous predator you will meet on dry land.
The Northern Territory encompasses one of the harshest environments on Earth but its richness in Minerals and Metals have driven the Mining Industry to explore and work within these inhospitable conditions and mine for wealth, Croc or no Croc.
There are also a large number of cattle farms in the region. Drovers and Cattlemen drive their herds’ vast distances through arid country and spectacular scenery. Today, Northern Territory Holiday Places include these remote Cattle Stations where you can live the life of the outback cowboys and camp out beneath the stars on a real working holiday adventure.
For more information on the Northern Territory you may also want to see the official Travel NT government website.