Famous for crocodiles and waterfalls, The Top End of Australia offers beauty like nowhere else. Don’t be fooled, the treasures of the Top End are not exactly in close proximity to one another, the Northern Territory is a very big place so allow time for these adventures!

Northern Territory

Five bucket list experiences in the Top End to make your Australian adventure complete:

1. Get in the tank with a crocodile at Crocosaurus Cove

Before you think we’ve completely fried our brains, we know how crazy getting in the tank with a crocodile sounds. But at Crocosaurus Cove you can cage dive with some of the biggest crocs in the world. When you get a shot like this, why wouldn’t you?

2. Chase waterfalls in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a dream land filled with waterfalls, hikes and amazing views. Definitely worth trying not to be too hungover for. Or you could just cure your hangover with a dip. Looking at a map, Kakadu may seem like a short drive, but you really need to remember the size of the Northern Territory! Trade boring nights in Darwin accommodation for a 3 Day Kakadu and Litchfield Camping Tour, allowing you extra chill time in rock pools overlooking natural landscapes, with all food and a guide included. You won’t regret it!

3. Escape the heat in Litchfield National Park

It’s no surprise that the Northern Territory is a place that is too hot to handle, especially for those used to a cooler, significantly less sticky climate. This is where Litchfield National Park is a lifesaver. Litchfield is an oasis filled with (crocodile-free!) waterfalls, plunge pools, rivers and creeks.

4. Feast til you’re full at the Mindil Sunset Markets

Every Thursday and Sunday sunset brings about the Mindil Sunset Markets. With tonnes of food stalls from a range of cuisines, unique craft vendors and a picturesque sunset, what else could you want from a market? Oh and its BYO beverage, just when you thought it couldn’t get better.

5. Relax in the Mataranka Thermal Pools

That incredibly long stretch from Darwin to Uluru is not barren emptiness, no. Somewhere between those many miles is the crystal blue, soothing waters of Mataranka Thermal Pools. A lush natural pool oasis settled among paperbark trees in true Aussie outback serenity.