Northern Territory Accommodation

Settle in for an Uluru sunset

Is there a more iconic vision of the Northern Territory than the sun setting on majestic Uluru? This massive natural monolith is perhaps the territory's most famous attraction and the ancient rock formation – which is also known as Ayers Rock and is located around 450 kilometres from Alice Springs – attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Visitors to Uluru are required to stay just outside the perimeter of the national park in the nearby service town of Yulara. Campsites are available, however the Yulara township is predominantly home to some of the most remote hotel accommodation in Australia.

Sleep out under the stars

At more than a million square kilometres in size, there's no shortage of open space in which to pitch a tent and sleep out under the stars. Camping is one of the most popular forms of Northern Territory accommodation and official campsites are dotted throughout this expansive region.

Campsite choices can be divided by region given the Northern Territory's vast expanse, with many visitors flocking to the picturesque Litchfield National Park and the tropical Kakudu National Park in the north of the territory. The Nitmiluk National Park further south is equally popular with visitors eager to explore the spectacular Katherine Gorge.

Dust yourself down in Darwin

The Northern Territory's cosmopolitan capital Darwin is one of the best places to dust yourself clean from the surrounds of the arid outback. This eclectic city boasts a wide range of accommodation and a distinctly Asian flavour, with Darwin undoubtedly one of Australia's most diverse cities.

Most visitors try to beat the tropical heat in Darwin with a stay in one of the city's numerous upscale hotels. The Hilton Darwin boasts a prime location in the heart of the city, while Mantra on the Esplanade offers unparallelled views out over the Arafura Sea.

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SKYCITY Darwin, Northern Territory + Crocosaurus Cove & Kakadu

Darwin

SKYCITY Darwin Skycity is Darwin's only 5 star beachfront resort. Set on 18 acres of lush tropical gardens with direct access to Mindil Beach and the sunset markets. Also walking distance to Cullen Bay and the CBD. All rooms & suites enjoy their own balcony or terrace area with sea views available. Complimentary features include valet parking, guest laundry, putting green, tennis, golf green fees at golf course adjacent, fitness centre, sauna, spa, scheduled transfers to the CBD 4 times daily, outdoor lagoon style swimming pool with infinity edge, wireless internet connection around the pool and direct beach access. - The bedrooms have a natural tropical feel. Timber Venetian blinds and warm earthy tones compliment the beautiful marble bathrooms and stunning views over the beachfront and gardens. The hotel is renowned for its casino. With 3 award-winning restaurants and five bars, this hotel is a complete resort in itself, providing everything for the perfect relaxing stay, and has been recognised as such with several awards including the NT Brolga Awards for accommodation in 2005/06 and the AHA 2007 award for Best Overall Hotel. Crocosaurus Cove - General Admission. 10am - Meet the Reptiles 11am - Barramundi feeding 11:30am - Big croc feeding and fishing for crocs platform 12:30am - Reptile feeding 1:30pm - Turtle presentation 2:30pm - Big croc feeding and fishing for crocs platform 3:30pm - Surface fish feeding 4pm - Fishing for crocs platform 4:30pm - Meet the reptiles 5pm - Nocturnal reptile feeding Kakadu National Park Explorer. Kakadu National Park is a timeless place - a landscape of exceptional beauty and diversity. Mangrove fringed coastal areas blend into expansive flood plains, lowland hills flanked to the east by sandstone escarpments, all interwoven between various open woodland and forest habitats. Teeming with wildlife in the water, on the land and in the air, there are many species which provide a diversity and concentration seen nowhere else. The land takes on different forms and different colours with the passing of each season. Travel across Adelaide River and Marrakai Plains and deep into Kakadu National Park. Stop at Nourlangie Rock, where you're Guide will lead a walk to view ancient Aboriginal rock art. After lunch we join our local guide for a cruise on the famous Yellow Water Billabong. Search for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned. Visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre and view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu, before returning to Darwin. There is the opportunity for an optional 50 minute scenic flight at own expense.View our great airfares, tours, travel insurance, and car hire.

Travel Dates:1 May - 2 June, 12 August - 31 October 2015

3 nights
FROM $765*
3 nights FROM $765*

Darwin & Kakadu + Yellow Water Cruise

Northern Territory

Skycity Darwin Skycity is Darwin's only 5 star beachfront resort. Set on 18 acres of lush tropical gardens with direct access to Mindil Beach and the sunset markets. Also walking distance to Cullen Bay and the CBD. All rooms & suites enjoy their own balcony or terrace area with sea views available. Complimentary features include valet parking, guest laundry, putting green, tennis, golf green fees at golf course adjacent, fitness centre, sauna, spa, scheduled transfers to the CBD 4 times daily, outdoor lagoon style swimming pool with infinity edge, wireless internet connection around the pool and direct beach access. - The bedrooms have a natural tropical feel. Timber Venetian blinds and warm earthy tones compliment the beautiful marble bathrooms and stunning views over the beachfront and gardens. The hotel is renowned for its casino. With 3 award-winning restaurants and five bars, this hotel is a complete resort in itself, providing everything for the perfect relaxing stay, and has been recognised as such with several awards including the NT Brolga Awards for accommodation in 2005/06 and the AHA 2007 award for Best Overall Hotel. Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel From the marble foyer to the air-conditioned guest rooms, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel is a cool retreat in the midst of Kakadu Nation Park's wilderness. All rooms were stylishly refurnished in 2007. The Hotel is the ideal base to explore Ubirr and Nourlangie rock art galleries and view the towering sandstone escarpment of Arnhem Land. The Hotel offers 110 guest rooms overlooking a central shaded courtyard and swimming pool, a range of dining rooms, an art gallery and gift shop plus excellent conference facilities. Guests have access to a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts at neighbouring Jabiru Township. Yellow Water Cruise. Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu's most famous wetland, is located at thend end of Jim Jim Creek, a tributary of the South Alligator River. The river system, which is the largest in Kakadu, contains extensive wetlands that include river channels, floodplains and backwater swamps. The sunrise cruises are very popular and advance bookings are recommended. There are plenty of crocodiles in their natural habitat, buffalo on the floodplains and depending on the season an abundance of bird species, including Jabirus, Brolgas, Kingfishers, Whistling Ducks and Magpie Geese. View our great airfares, tours, travel insurance, and car hire.

Travel Dates:1 - 4 July, 12 - 18 July, 12 August - 30 September 2015

4 nights
FROM $999*
4 nights FROM $999*

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