Northern Territory escape turns dreaming into reality

No exucses: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is ready and waiting.
No exucses: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is ready and waiting.

The Northern Territory borders will officially reopen on July 17, with iconic destinations including World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park accessible again for all Australians to enjoy.

Tourism Northern Territory is inviting everyone to turn their holiday dreams into holiday bookings so all can enjoy the warm tropical north and spectacular blue skies of the Red Centre.

From July 17, self-quarantine for domestic travellers arriving in the territory is no longer required. Tourist destinations, attractions, restaurants and tour operators are getting ready to welcome new and returning visitors.

Those bucket list experiences that are synonymous with the Northern Territory are ready and waiting. Exploring the territory has moved from your 'one day I'll do it' list to the best place to be.

Tourism NT executive general manager of marketing Tony Quarmby anticipates first-time visitors will be keen to visit popular NT destinations including Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata-Tjuta, Kakadu National Park, Kings Canyon, Nitmiluk National Park, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands.

"The Territory is a truly iconic destination and it's one that's on the bucket list for many Australians. For too long Australians have said: 'I'll go one day'. Well that day has come. There are no excuses left," Quarmby said.

"Everyone here is looking forward to reopening and sharing this spectacular part of our own backyard with the rest of the country.

"This is your chance to escape your routine and the winter chill; the weather is warm, it's more affordable than before, and there's plenty of wide open spaces to explore and shake off the 'isolation' blues."

From the Red Centre to the Top End, the Territory boasts beautiful outback adventures, an abundance of wildlife, World Heritage-listed national parks, waterfalls, swimming holes and the world's oldest living culture all waiting to be explored.

Pop into one of the NT's indigenous culture centres to get an insight into the history, traditions and artworks of the local people. Browse the art galleries that showcase original paintings, meet the artists at work, or join a guided tour to learn how to make local handicrafts.

Catch a wave at the Darwin Wave Lagoon or chase barramundi on a fully guided fishing safari. The choices for an amazing holiday are endless.

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