Australia - Nth Territories & The Kimberleys
It’s red, it’s riveting and traveling through it gives new meaning to the words “eat my dust.” The Northern Territory is populated by more craters, canyons and rock formations than people, including the world’s largest monolith, there’s ancient Aboriginal mystique, tropical rainforest, modern cities, tiny towns and some quirky festivals that might have been devised by Crocodile Dundee!
The harsh desert landscape is dominated by Ayers Rock and the legendary dreamtime of Uluru National Park. Explorers can discover its vastness by 4WD, bus, scenic flight, hot air balloon, by camel or along their original route by magnificent Ghan train. In contrast to the lushness of Kakadu, urban adventures can be found in the cosmopolitan Darwin or historic Alice Springs, where curiously an annual boat regatta takes place on a dry riverbed!
For untamed frontier head for Western Australia’s Kimberley - the outback’s “out back!” Three times larger than New Zealand, it contains World Heritage Pumululu National Park, monumental scenery in Bungle Bungle National Park, gorges with ancient rock art, the largest manmade lake in the southern hemisphere and a 4WD wilderness that stretches from Kununura cattle country to Broome on white sand shores of the Indian Ocean!