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Uluru, The Northern Territory Tours

The Northern Territory is a fantastic destination to visit. Enjoy dramatic and stunning scenery, wildlife-rich national parks, and rich aboriginal history throughout the state.

From the iconic Uluru in the south of the Northern Territory to the incredible Kakadu in the north, you can enjoy some fantastic camps, river cruises, and guided tours. We have collected the top multi-day tours and packages for you to make the most of the region.

So let’s get started with the top 10 Northern Territory tours.

  1. The Colours of Kakadu Tour

    Ethical Adventures Northern Territory Tours, Australia

    Explore the Northern Territory’s incredible Kakadu National Park on the Ethical Adventures all-inclusive Colours of Kakadu tour with a focus on the region’s aboriginal culture and wildlife.

    Over 2-days and with a maximum of 6 guests, meet the traditional residents of Kakadu, learn about the culture, understand some of the ongoing issues they face, and enjoy breathtaking wildlife experiences.

    Day one starts with a visit to the Adelaide River floodplains where you can spot some incredible wildlife with hundreds of birds, reptiles, and mammals to see, as well as different plant life.

    On a visit to the Bowali Center, you will have an introduction to the Kakadu region and enjoy a birds-eye view of the park from a light aircraft.

    You will then enjoy an award-winning Guluyambi Culture Cruise to spot wildlife with your local aboriginal guide while learning about the region’s cultural and natural history. This area has one of the world’s highest populations of saltwater crocodiles.

    You can then enjoy the local rock art while overlooking the beautiful Kakadu floodplains.

    The next day starts with a visit to Cooinda and the world-renowned Yellow Water Cruise. Enjoy wildlife-watching on the wetlands listening to the commentary from your expert local guide.

    After a delicious breakfast at the Cooinda resort, head to the Aboriginal Culture Center and absorb the local knowledge from stories and aboriginal artwork before sitting down with female elders to learn aboriginal crafts.

    To finish the tour, enjoy a privately guided experience of Anbangbang and Nourlangie led by a knowledgeable indigenous guide to learn about these spiritual areas for local aboriginal people.

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    The Colors of Kakadu Tour

    Darwin, Australia

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  2. The Longitude 131° Classic Uluru Package Tour

    The Longitude 131° Package Northern Territory Tours, Australia

    Enjoy a premium 3-night experience of Uluru and the Red Centre from the luxurious Longitude 131°.

    The package includes three nights luxurious accommodation under the stars at Longitude 131°, all dining experiences, an open bar with premium beverages, signature guided experiences, two Kinara Spa credits, Ayers Rock Airport transfers, and a guided Uluru base walk.

    The Longitude 131° provides remarkable accommodation at the iconic Uluru site. Relax in luxurious tents, comfortable social areas, and enjoy breathtaking views from your accommodation.

    In addition to very comfortable accommodation, your meals at Longitude 131° are all part of the experience. Enjoy delicious cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients including local bush ingredients offering you a unique taste of Australia. While enjoying your meals, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Uluru, incredible stargazing opportunities, and the beautiful Australian outback.

    In addition to luxury accommodation and fine dining, fully unwind at the Spa Kinara surrounded by the iconic landscape. Relax with various spa treatments involvign local native healing botanicals and traditional massage techniques.

    On guided experiences from the camp, explore Uluru itself, enjoy a walk through the beautiful Walpa Gorge, and visit the Culture Centre to learn about the aboriginal history and the region’s cultural significance. You will also visit Kantju Gorge, enjoy the Mala walk to learn about the aboriginal Mala people, and experience Uluru at sunset.

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    The Longitude 131° Uluru Package Tour

    Alice Springs, Australia

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  3. The 5-day Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula Tour

    Venture North Safaris Wildlife Tours, Australia

    Over 5-days on the Venture North Safaris’ Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula Tour, enjoy an in-depth experience of the Northern Territory.

    Starting from Darwin, explore the incredible World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park as well as visiting many different wildlife-filled billabongs. Spot a lot of different wildlife, including the iconic saltwater crocodiles, and enjoy some beautiful scenic views.

    As well as Kakadu, cross into Arnhem Land, and visit the Gunbalanya Aboriginal Community while enjoying views of vast floodplains covered in birdlife.

    Visit traditional local artists and have an aboriginal guide to visit the different Injalak Hill art sites and see some of the best examples of Australian rock art. You will then travel to the beautiful Cobourg Coast ready for your next adventure.

    Explore the Northern Territory’s largest marine park by boat with its abundant marine wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, stingrays, colorful fish, and even saltwater crocodiles.

    Visit the Cobourg wetlands, which is recognised as of international importance owing to its incredible diversity of animals and plants. See many different animals including the region’s hundreds of bird species.

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    The Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula Tour

    Darwin, Australia

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  4. The 3 Parks in 2-Days Helicopter Tour

    3 Parks in 2-days Helicopter Tour, Australia

    Have a unique perspective of the Northern Territory on the Airborne Solutions’ 3 Parks in 2-Days Helicopter Tour.

    On this premium tour, visit the beautiful Kakadu, Nitmiluk, and Litchfield National Parks. Enjoy breathtaking scenery, visit the Aboriginal Rock Art Gallery, and enjoy both the Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise and Yellow Water Cruise.

    After being collected from your hotel, you will head off to Kakadu and the Adelaide and Mary Rivers where you can see abundant buffalo, pigs, birds, and crocodiles.

    Visit the Arnhem Land Injalak Art Centre in Gunbalanya to see the aboriginal artists and the art being created. You will then visit some ancient rock art sites to learn about the region’s cultural history.

    The next flight is to the beautiful Magela Falls at the boundary of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. When you land, you will enjoy the Yellow Water Cruise for some fantastic wildlife experiences of the Kakadu wetlands.

    You will then enjoy incredible views as we fly over the Katherine Gorge National Park. We will land nearby for dinner and accommodation at the Cicada Lodge.

    Start the next day with a cruise through the gorge before we head to the beautiful Litchfield National Park to enjoy sky views of the waterfalls and impressive termite mounds. Visit the Finniss River Wetlands and Crab Claw Island before returning to Darwin Harbour.

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    The 3 Parks in 2-Days Helicopter Tour

    Darwin, Australia

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  5. The 4-day Kakadu Tour in Luxury 4WD

    4-day Kakadu Tour in Luxury 4WD, Australia

    From Darwin, experience the wonder of Kakadu on the Charter North active 4-day tour in a luxury 4WD vehicle. For accommodation, choose either the camping option or stay in a hotel or lodge.

    Led by your experienced and knowledgeable guide, explore the culture, history, and incredible wildlife of Kakadu National Park.

    Visit the Mary River wetlands to see many different animals and plants. Visit Kakadu’s most significant cultural site at Ubirr Rock and see rock art from aboriginal communities from thousands of years ago. You will then have one of the best views of Kakadu looking out over the Nardab floodplains.

    Over the next few days, explore the many different environments and sights of Kakadu. See beautiful waterfalls and journey through a variety of habitats. Travel through the beautiful stone country, woodlands, and rainforest seeing the remarkable wildlife.

    Visit the Arnhem Land Plateau and enjoy the dramatic Kakadu scenery. Travel to remote areas and enjoy a hike to the incredible Twin Falls Gorge. Enjoy a cruise through the gorge with your aboriginal guide to learn about the area from those who know it best.

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    The Kakadu Tour in Luxury 4WD

    Darwin, Australia

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  6. The 5-day Hiking and 4WD Kakadu, Katherine, and Litchfield Tour

    5-day Hiking and 4WD Kakadu, Katherine, and Litchfield Tour

    Designed for active visitors with a good level of fitness, enjoy a fantastic private tour of three of the most significant protected areas of the Northern Territory.

    On the Sugar Bag Safaris’ Kakadu, Katherine, and Litchfield Tour, head off from Darwin to explore these three areas for incredible wildlife, beautiful scenery, and enriching cultural experiences

    Accommodation is a mix of managed and bush camping in the heart of Kakadu and Litchfield with meals cooked over the campfire and sleeping under the beautiful Northern Territory stars.

    Your local professional guide will share their passion for the region and help you find the incredible wildlife and stunning scenery, while sharing information on the history and culture of the region.

    Enjoy a wildlife cruise on the Mary River to spot crocodiles and a high diversity of birdlife. You will then visit the sandstone outcrops of Ubirr to see aboriginal artwork from thousands of years ago. Learn about the importance of the area to aboriginal culture and then enjoy incredible views over the Nardab floodplains.

    You will also visit the Nourlangie Rock, which is another of the significant areas to see ancient aboriginal rock art. The area has been home to aboriginal communities for at least 20,000 years.

    Visit the Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine NP) and see the Katherine Gorge. Your trip starts with a boat cruise followed by a self-guided canoe tour to explore at your own pace, as you paddle between the towering sandstone cliffs.

    Explore Litchfield National Park known for its waterfalls, plunge falls, creeks, and the iconic termite mounds. Standing two-meters high, the termite mounds can be 100 years old. You can then relax under a spring-fed waterfall before heading back to Darwin.

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    The Hiking & 4WD Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Tour

    Darwin, Australia

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  7. The Davidson’s Arnhemland Safari Lodge

    Davidson’s Arhemland Safari Lodge Tours, Australia

    Experience the heart of Arnhem Land from a comfortable base with fantastic tours and activities to make the most of this incredible region.

    Surrounded by wildlife-rich floodplains, paperbark swamps, and monsoonal rainforest, the area is owned and managed by the Amurdak people who have inhabited the region for around 50,000 years.

    The lodge has an exclusive honor from the community to show guests the protected region, including the many examples of ancient rock art and ceremonial grounds.

    The lodge itself offers comfortable accommodation with private freestanding cabins with en-suite bathrooms, twin or queen beds, and a verandah to stay connected to the region. The lodge also includes a dining area to enjoy delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients, the lodge bar to enjoy a drink talking about your experiences during the day, and a large outdoor deck for alfresco dining.

    Enjoy exceptional tours of the region with knowledgeable guides to learn about the region’s aboriginal history, see a diversity of wildlife at the many different billabongs and floodplains, walk through the rainforest, and see the savannah woodlands. You can also try barramundi fishing, explore the savannah in 4WD, and enjoy a billabong cruise. See an impressive diversity of birds and both the iconic freshwater and saltwater crocodiles.

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    The Davidson’s Arhemland Safari Lodge

    Mt Borradaile, Australia

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  8. The Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour

    Kakadu Rock Art, Kakadu

    Starting from Darwin, on the Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour enjoy an overnight experience into aboriginal culture and nature. The tour is led by an aboriginal family who have lived in the region for generations.

    See the incredible wildlife of the Northern Territory while learning about aboriginal culture, the region’s aboriginal history, and the interaction between the environment and local communities.

    Enjoy an experience of aboriginal culture with an aboriginal art session, basket weaving, dilly bag making, spear throwing, and playing the didgeridoo. You will visit the Djukbinj National Park and learn about bush foods and medicines from the forest.

    Choose to visit for an extra night or two to enjoy the crocodile jumping tour, wetlands tour to see the incredible wildlife, and also visit Kakadu or Litchfield National Park. While in Kakadu, enjoy a tour of the rock art dating to thousands of years ago.

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    The Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tour

    Darwin, Australia

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  9. The 3-day Katherine River Canoeing Safari

    Katherine Gorge, Kakadu

    Explore the Katherine River on the 3-day Gecko Canoeing safari downstream from the Nitmiluk National Park and Katherine Gorge.

    Over your itinerary, you will cover 40 to 55km of the river spotting some incredible sights en-route. Follow the river downstream as it winds through rocky banks, paperbark forest, light rapids, and pandanus.

    Your guide will help you spot the different wildlife to see, including the many different bird species. Spend your nights under the stars with a comfortable bush camping experience and delicious freshly prepared meals.

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    The Katherine River Canoeing Safari

    Katherine, Australia

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  10. The 3-day Larapinta Trail Trek

    Ormiston Gorge, Northern Territory

    For the more active visitors with a good level of fitness and bushwalking experience, you can enjoy a small-group 3-day experience trekking through the West MacDonnell National Park of Central Australia in the Northern Territory.

    Starting and returning from Alice Springs, enjoy beautiful views and trek through the park’s must-visit areas, including Ormiston Gorge, Redbank Gorge, Counts Point, the Finke River, and Standley Chasm.

    Led by your knowledgeable guide, you will trek between 5 to 8 hours each day across this rugged world-class track. You will then be assisted by a support guide to transport you to the base camp each day.

    Enjoy a private bush camp in the Orniston Gorge region for two nights accommodation in spacious tents. The camp has a covered kitchen and social area, washing area, waterless composting toilets, campfires, and solar water heating, lighting, and refrigeration. The tour includes all camping equipment, meals, snacks en-route, and transfers.

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    The Larapinta Trail Trek

    Alice Springs, Australia

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Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both TourTheTropics.com and ThinkJungle.com writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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