POSTS ABOUT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Often visited in a loop from Alice Springs, alongside Uluru and Kata Tjuta, King’s Canyon is one of Australia’s most spectacular natural landmarks. Unlike the cavernous swimming holes found in places such as Karinjini National Park in the Pilbara, King’s Canyon is a site best explored by foot and air. Located in the Watarrka National Park, it is easily accessibly with a 2WD and can be explored independently or with a group. We did the ‘rim walk’ which is the most popular and spectacular option. At a grade 4 walk, you will need to be fit, as your first challenge is a steep climb
Darwin is the northern most capital city of Australia and is situated in the Northern Territory. It is a gateway to areas of interest such as Kakadu and Litchfield National parks as well as Arnhem Land. It is most easily reached by air and is both a domestic and international port. Alternatively you can drive, catch an interstate bus or take The Ghan from Adelaide or Alice Springs. I’ll let you in on a little secret. Most Australian’s don’t holiday here (they don’t know what they’re missing out on!), favouring Asia or the East Coast, so tourism wise its relatively quiet and bordering on remote if you
Adelaide to Alice Springs Central Australia is challenging to visit on your own. The route from Adelaide to Alice Springs is remote. Subsequently you need a lot of equipment, the right vehicle and be experienced in off road driving. With that in mind I decided that a tour would be the best way to safely enjoy this part of the world as a solo traveller. Due to its vastness the Australian outback is best explored with plenty of preparation or a guide. Additionally the best sites are a little hard to reach and the best experiences are had with locals.