Some of my fondest memories were when I traveled with my grandparent’s to Australia as a teenager. It was a wonderland of natural beauty and the people were extremely friendly and gracious.
Australia can provide your family with a once in a lifetime travel opportunity, and what better way to see all that this beautiful land has to offer than by traveling through the Northern Territory?
From its majestic deserts to its gorgeous waterfalls, your family will have a fantastic time exploring this landscape and enjoying its diversity and authenticity.
Kakadu National Park
If you have traveled through the outback deserts, you can make your way further north to this tropical climate destination. Kakadu houses many of the spectacular waterfalls that Australia has to offer.
“Jim Jim” Falls and Twin Falls are the most highly regarded and well worth the trip across rugged terrain. The plunge pools at the bottom of the waterfalls are particularly stunning, and give a great vantage point of just how massive the falls are in person.
It is best to visit the falls during the wet season in order to get the biggest effect. Take a helicopter or one of the many tours that are available at kakadutours.net. Your whole family will enjoy the park’s amazing natural flora and fauna.
What better way to see Australia then to see it through the eyes of its Aboriginal natives. The Northern Territory is home to many of the places held sacred by the Aborigines. Known to them as “Uluru,” Ayers rock is one of Australia’s most recognizable icons and is considered as one of the natural wonders of the world.
This is one of the largest rocks on earth and was formed over 500 million years ago. One of the most interesting features of this sandstone configuration is that it changes colour at different times of the day or year. It has a beautiful fiery glow at sunset but it has also been known to turn violet or gray. Click here to read more »