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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is somewhat known as a no-man’s land since it is very large yet sparsely populated. The fact that the environment in this territory is so harsh – being a combination of desert and tropics – means that living there is an act of will power. However, I like to think that places like the Northern Territory are the real Australia since they do cover more land area than the coastal city regions most people know and love.

Visiting the Northern Territory gives you access to cities like Darwin and Alice Springs. You can then see sights, such as Uluru and Kakadu National Park.

The Northern Territory is located in the north and central part of the country with borders to Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Timor Sea.

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Darwin is a very multicultural capital city given its close proximity to Asia and the Pacific islands. It is not very large considering it is a capital city, but it does give visitors access to some of the beautiful and remote parts of Australia, such as Kakadu National Park. If planning a trip to Darwin, be sure to check out this list of things to do.

Near Darwin: Check out Kakadu National Park.

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is often known as the gateway town to Ayers Rock and has a population of around 27,000 people. This location is just about halfway between Adelaide and Darwin, and only about 340 kilometers from Ayers Rock.

Near Alice Springs: Check out Yulara and Ayers Rock.