May 29, 2011
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The Northern Territory has two distinct areas “The Top End” and “The Red Centre”.
“The Top End” has a tropical atmosphere, its home to a vast variety of World Heritage Listed national parks including Kakadu, Leitchfield and Nitmuluk. Other areas include Tiwi Islands, Arnhem Land, Katherine (and Katherine Gorge) and of course Australia’s most northern city Darwin. Weather in the Top End in November is on average 24.9 – 33.3 degrees celsius and has an average rainfall of 140mm. November is the start of the Northern Territory wet season. To give you an idea of distances from Darwin
to Kakadu it is 256km (3hrs drive)
to Katherine it is 317km (3 1/2hrs drive)
A trip through the top end will have you seeing iridescent floodplains, beautiful beaches, thick vibrant tropical national park land, breath-taking gorges, waterfalls and magnificent Aboriginal rock art and culture.
“The Red Centre” is known as the warm, red heart of Australia. With Alice Springs nestled between the beautiful McDonnell Ranges and world-famous icons such as Ayres Rock/ Uluru, Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) and Kings Canyon the Red Centre is an inspiring landscape 2000 million years in the making. Weather in the Red Centre in November is on average 17.8 – 33.6 degrees celsius and has an average rainfall of 28.7mm.
Distances from Alice Springs
to Uluru is 464km (4 3/4 hrs)
to Kata Tjuta (the Olga’s) is 496km (5 1/4 hrs)
The Red Centre is big on adventure, the Red Centre gives you the opportunity to explore the magnificent wonders of the true Australian Outback. One of the world’s oldest living cultures is waiting to embrace you in the art music, dance and story telling of the indigenous people. Explore the unforgettable sights, see the unimaginable sunsets and soak up the way of life and wisdom that will stay with you forever.
It is generally excepted that 4 days in Ayres Rock is sufficient if you wish to cover; Alice Springs, Ayres Rock, Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s) and Kings Canyon. If you wish to also see Darwin, Kakadu. Leitchfield and Katherine Gorge you will need more time (6-10 days). To get between the 2 areas the most notable way is The Gahn Train but you can also fly, catch a bus or join a tour!