4 unique ways to experience the Northern Territory

Apr 16, 2023
There’s something for every kind of traveller in the NT. Image source: Tourism NT and Shaana McNaught

The Northern Territory is known for its vast landscapes, rich Aboriginal culture, and stunning natural landscapes. From the iconic red rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta to the spectacular natural waterholes and waterfalls found in the likes of Litchfield and Kakadu National Park, the Northern Territory is as rich in nature as it is in stories, artwork and ancient traditions.

Whether you’re looking to get off the beaten track on a 4WDing adventure or want to immerse yourself and connect with the diverse Aboriginal cultures, there’s something for every kind of traveller. Here are four unique ways to experience the NT:

Ride the iconic Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin (or vice versa)

Travel through the heart of Australia on the ultimate outback experience and explore all the natural wonders on one of the world’s most renowned rail journeys – The Ghan.

Your expedition begins in Darwin and ends in Adelaide, taking you to some of the most remote and mesmerising parts of the country. On this four-day journey, you’ll pass through Katherine, Alice Springs, Manguri and Coober Pedy where an exciting itinerary awaits you at each destination.

This is the type of holiday where the journey is just as exciting as the destination. From the moment you step onboard, The Ghan provides an unforgettable experience. This all-inclusive journey includes all meals, fine wines and beverages, a regionally-inspired menu, off-train experiences and so much more.

It’s also a great option for solo travellers, with single cabins on many departures often costing less per person than the twin share rate. Get in early for travel in 2024 and you can save hundreds with an “Advance Purchase” fare. Speak to a Travel at 60 team member today to learn more.

A sensational rail and tour combination

If you want to get more out of your time in the Red Centre, you can combine your journey on the iconic Ghan with luxury touring for the ultimate bucket list holiday.

Over 15 days, you’ll have the opportunity to travel on The Ghan and enjoy all-inclusive small group touring where you can explore Uluru and Kata Tjuta, cruise Nitmiluk Gorge in Katherine and take in the sights at Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks.

Small group adventure with fellow over-60s

For a unique experience, tour the Red Centre with a dedicated small group of other Starts at 60 readers. Travel with like-minded over-60s over four nights to experience the Field of Light at sunrise, explore the dazzling Kings Canyon, enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over Uluru and dine under the outback stars.

Whether you’re travelling alone, or with a group, this is the perfect holiday to make new friends and expand your social circle.

This holiday departs on the 5th of August 2023, enquire now to secure your place.

Enjoy an 8-night voyage from Sydney to Darwin

The much-loved Queen Elizabeth will be making a rare Sydney to Darwin voyage in 2024 – one of the very few opportunities out there for disembarking in the Top End by ship!

Before your NT adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a whole additional holiday in Airlie Beach and Cairns, with 5 days of royal treatment at sea! Alternatively, board the Queen Elizabeth in Darwin and disembark in Fremantle – a great chance to string together time in the NT and WA.

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