Agent Tools & Info - Northern Territory

The Northern Territory's astonishing and varied terrain provides habitat for some of the last and largest surviving populations of native wildlife in the country, animating an ancient and thinly populated land. Kakadu is the obvious star, whether for birding or mammals or saltwater crocs in the East Alligator River. The West MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and Pungalina–Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary are all very different, but each offers the chance to witness Australia's charismatic fauna. And way up north, in the remote Cobourg Peninsula, marine mammals and sea turtles add depth and excitement.

Temperature Rainfall:  The wet season in Darwin is characterised by high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. Average temperatures range from 24.7 - 32 °C (76.5 - 89.6°F), and humidity can push past 80 per cent. The average annual rainfall is 1727.3 mm (68″) and January is the wettest month.

Key Travel Period: July & August

Key Booking Period: February & March

Average Lead Time: 67 - 100 days

Average Length of Stay: 3 nights

 

Top Selling Properties:

Voyages Outback Poineer (V):  Ideally located for those who want to enjoy all that Uluru, Ayers Rock, has to offer, Outback Pioneer Hotel offers an on-site restaurant. Free WiFi is available. Each room at Outback Pioneer Hotel Ayers Rock has air-conditioning, heating, tea/coffee making facilities, an private bathroom and a TV with free-to-air channels.  Guests staying at Outback Pioneer Hotel can pick up supplies at the nearby supermarket to prepare a meal using the outback barbecue facilities available or rather dine at Bough House Restaurant with a traditional Australian breakfast buffet dinner.  Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru, Conellan Airport) is less than 15 minutes’ drive from the resort, and free return airport transfers are available from this airport only. Outback Pioneer Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the main Ayers Rock Resort complex which includes shops, the visitors center and a beauty salon.

Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel (P):  Desert Gardens Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms, some with a private balcony or views of Ayers Rock (Uluru). Guests can unwind in the outdoor pool, or at the restaurant and bar. Spa facilities, shops, tour information and cafes are conveniently located within a short walking distance from the property or via a free shuttle bus. Set among native gardens, each room at Desert Gardens Hotel includes a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a TV with movies-on-demand in every room. The hotel's Mangata Bar serves cocktails that can be enjoyed while relaxing by the hotel pool. Arnguli Grill offers an a la carte menu of traditional Australian cuisine. The Uluru Lookout is just 0.9 mi from the property while Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is a 40-minute drive away. All guests staying at Desert Gardens Hotel receive free return transfers from Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru, Connellan Airport). This transfer service is available for this airport only. The hotel is only a 5-minute stroll to the lookout, where guests can view the desert sunset and Uluru.

Voyages Sails in the Desert (I):  Perfectly positioned to make the most of the Australian outback, Sails in the Desert is just a 5-minute walk from the Uluru (Ayers Rock) lookout and is a great spot to take in the desert sunrise or sunset. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court and a relaxing day spa.  Sails in the Desert is located at the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Uluru is a 20-minute drive away, and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is a 40-minute drive from the property. Ayers Rock Airport (Uluru, Connellan Airport) is an 8-minute drive from Sails in the Desert and free return transfers are available from this airport only.  The air-conditioned rooms have a mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room has a private bathroom with bathrobes, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms also have a private balcony.  The property also features a bar and a range of dining options. The staff can assist you to organize a range of outback experiences including camel rides, scenic flights and dinner under the stars.  The decor at Sails in the Desert is inspired by Aboriginal culture, and the hotel features original Aboriginal artworks throughout the public areas and in the guest rooms. The onsite Mulgara Gallery also showcases an impressive range of Indigenous art.

 

Insider Tips:

Distance, distance, distance.  If you’re driving from Alice Springs or Watarrka (Kings Canyon) to Uluru, you need to allow yourself half a day to get there. Uluru is 450km from Alice Springs and 280km from Kings Canyon.

Uluru.  If you’re going to tick Uluru off your bucket list then you best give it the time it truly deserves. You need to go for at least 3 nights/ 4 days. This may be your once in a lifetime trip so make sure that you give yourself enough time.  I would 100% advise you include Kings Canyon in your plans!

So much to do!   There are LOTS of activities to choose from at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – and you’ll want to do at least a couple to make sure you really do experience the Rock’s special magic.  Do you want to ride a camel, fly over the Rock, or go out ‘on country’ with Aboriginal people for a cultural experience?  Don’t forget the Sounds of Silence dinner and the AMAZING outback astronomy shows. Plus, you’ll definitely want to catch the sunrise and sunset on the Rock. You might even like to climb Uluru, although do be aware that the Traditional Owners ask that you don’t.