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Northern Territory

Region

This is frontier country where you can hit the trail in any direction - from the steamy tropics of Kakadu to Australia's spiritual heart, Uluru – and find people, places and nuggets of history that are just one of a kind. Colourful characters with stories to tell; laidback landscapes with their own definition of natural beauty and Aboriginal rock art galleries concealing 20,000 years of history.

In Kakadu, small group off-road adventures take on the infinite networks of wetlands, gorges and waterfalls found in this 20,000-square-kilometre national park. But the challenge is to haul in as many memories as possible: spotting crocs, the searing sunsets and cruising the wildlife-rich Yellow Waters Billabong.

A stay in Kakadu's remote Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge is a chance to appreciate the timeless significance of where you are. As guests of the traditional custodians of this land, privileged discoveries lie ahead exploring the protected indigenous heritage and natural history of Arnhem Land. Where ancient interpretations of Dreamtime are among Kakadu's finest treasures – from Nourlangie Rock to the rock art galleries of Ubirr.

If the compass draws you to explore the far north, the sandstone pinnacles of the 'Lost City' in Limmen National Park or a cruise through the sheer cliffs of Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park have their own magnetic appeal

There is still one part of the Northern Territory that nothing prepares you for. The iconic presence of Uluru, rising out of Australia's Red Centre, in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. For millions of years this monolithic sandstone formation has dominated Australia's natural landscape and its indigenous cultural significance is legendary.

Within the park's easy reach, explore the soaring escarpment of Kings Canyon and the flame-red domes of Kata Tjuta. Here no sunrise or sunset colours these landscapes in quite the same way. Just as every APT adventure to the Northern Territory is a unique and unforgettable experience all of its own.

When to go

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Signature Invitations

APT’s Signature Invitations have been carefully designed to offer that something extra. With these once-in-a-lifetime moments, you’ll experience the best the Kimberley and Top End has to offer.

'Field of Light'

As hard as it may be to imagine what could make Uluru more magical, renowned British installation artist Bruce Munro has done so by planting more than 50,000 solar powered stems around the red rock.

Katherine Gorge

Explore the ancient landscapes of Katherine Gorge with a spectacular river cruise

Fly over the 'Lost City'

Along the Gulf Trail to Kakadu lies the remarkable Lost City, a vast plateau protecting a collection of towering sandstone columns. Board a heli-flight for an unparalleled view of this rarely-seen natural wonder.

Kings Canyon Walk

Embark on the Kings Canyon Rim Walk, offering rewarding views at the summit.

Hotels, Lodges & Resorts

Discover Sails in the Desert on your 4WD adventure.

Sails in the Desert, Uluru

In the heart of the Red Centre, the luxury of Sails in the Desert complements the sheer natural beauty of Uluru, featuring a gumtree-lined swimming pool.

Enjoy an exclusive stay at the elegant Cicada Lodge on your 4WD Tour through Katherine.

Cicada Lodge, Katherine

Cicada Lodge sits on an escarpment in Nitmiluk National Park and is 100% Indigenous-owned. Simple and elegant, the lodge has an organic integrity that allows it to blend into the dramatic landscape.

Immerse yourself in nature during your 4WD Adventure stay at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge.

Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge offers a comfortable nature and indigenous cultural experience and has been designed to ensure you can experience Kakadu to its best advantage.

Ambient Dining

Experience unique ambient dining on your 4WD Tour to Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge.

Special Dining Experience

Food is an important part of any holiday. That’s why no matter where you travel with us, you’ll enjoy unique and special dining experiences specific to the region you are visiting.

From sunset drinks to picnics and special Welcome and Farewell dinners, it's all part of the Outback experience.


Share stories around the Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge Campfire on your 4WD Adventure.

All Meals Included

You can leave your wallet at home because all meals are included on our Northern Territory trips. You can relax knowing that the bill is already taken care of.


Delight in Fresh Seafood Dining on your 4WD Holiday.

Sound of Silence Dinner

Indulge in a memorable 'Sounds of Silence dinner under the Australian Outback Sky with a spectacular backdrop of Uluru.

Begin with canapés and chilled sparkling wine, before helping yourself to a 'bush tucker' inspired buffet that incorporates native ingredients such as crocodile, kangaroo and barramundi.


Cicada Lodge

At this lodge, enjoy native Australian foods incorporated into a contemporary menu. Enjoy canapés and drinks on arrival then be treated to an exquisite three-course meal.


Fresh Produce

Enjoy a delicious taste of the Australian Outback, where fresh produce and local ingredients shine. Enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts, idyllic picnics and dinners beneath remote starry skies.


Travel Styles

APT has been revealing the secrets of the Kimberley to travellers for over 40 years. Choose from a range of touring programs to suit your requirements.

Traverse the rugged Outback in comfort aboard our custom-designed 4WD vehicles.

Small Group 4WD Adventures

Get off the bitumen and experience a 4WD adventure along legendary outback roads. Explore the Kimberley and Outback with a small group, lead by friendly and knowledgeable Driver-Guides. Read more »

Cruise the Kimberley coastline and experience all-inclusive exclusivity on board the MS Caledonian Sky with APT.

Cruising Adventures

With four fantastic ships, across two unique regions of Australia, choose the style of cruising you desire. Enjoy friendly & personalised service onboard, while enjoying specially crafted cruising itineraries. Read more »

Expert Driver-Guides

As the 'Best Domestic Tour Operator', we know that our expert Driver-Guides and Tour Directors are key to your experience. They are the heart and soul of APT. They understand extraordinary travel experiences — and what they have to do to make them happen.

Our talented bunch of guides are passionate about the quality of the experience they deliver, and strive to give you as much insight into the region as possible.

We endeavor to have Indigenous guides join you when available. Their insightful commentary on Indigenous rock art and the area’s natural features really connect you with the land.