Northern Territory (NT)

The Northern Territory (or just the Territory) sits in the centre north of Australia. It is bordered in the north by the Timor and Arafura Seas and the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the south by South Australia and is between Western Australia and Queensland in the west and the east respectively.

The capital city is of the Territory is Darwin, with a population of less than 150,000 people (2014). The Territory itself covers an area of over 1.3 million square kilometres and the total population is less than 250,000 people, making it the least populated State or Territory in Australia.

The Territory has two distinctive climates in the north and the south. In the north, the climate is tropical with a wet and a dry season. The wet season is associated with cyclones, monsoonal rains, high rainfall and humidity. In the dry season there is very little rain and warm sunny days. In the south the Territory is semi-arid with little rain.

Things to see and do in the Northern Territory:

  • Kakadu National Park
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • The Red Centre

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