Northern Territory

From soul-stirring sunrises over the ochre sands of the Red Centre against a glittering canopy of stars, through to the Top End's pristine waterfalls and wildlife rich-wetlands, the Northern Territory captivates with untamed natural splendour and spiritual allure. Indulge in the flavours of Aussie bush tucker and contemplate a different world and time in the warm glow of sunset to the tunes of the didgeridoo, timeless Dreamtime landscapes and stories that tell tale of an indigenous culture's ancient connection with the immortal Outback – this is Australia at its most magical, alluring and profound.

From the captivating Kakadu National Park to Katherine Gorge to the Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory tours around Australia’s Top End and Red Centre will take you through some of the most beautiful locations this region has on offer while allowing you to have an amazing experience, immersing yourself in the rich history and First Nations culture brought to life by ancient rock art created by the traditional owners of the land.

AAT Kings Northern Territory tours are an excellent way to enjoy a true Australian outback experience while travelling in comfort. There's nothing quite like watching the setting sun behind the termite mounds of  Litchfield National Park or sampling local Indigenous flavours at an exclusive BBQ dinner, the only evening dining experience inside Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.


  • Darwin

    Darwin Sunset

    Darwin/Gulumerrdgen is the northernmost capital city of Australia. With a rich history and iconic natural sights such as Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and Katherine Gorge right on its doorstep, Darwin is the best place to explore and experience the Top End of Australia. Darwin's year-round warm weather creates a relaxed atmosphere and is perfect for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.

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  • Kakadu National Park

    Kakadu National Park

    One of the most scenic parks in Australia contains two kinds of wilderness: the black soil flood plains and paperbark lagoons of the Alligator River System, and the rugged walls of the Arnhem Land escarpment which is deeply indented with gorges, streams and waterfalls. At the northern end of Kakadu is a series of shallow lagoons and billabongs which attract thousands of water birds.

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  • Katherine

    Katherine Gorge

    Along the Stuart Highway, known as ‘the track', 310km south of Darwin/Gulumerrdgen is the town of Katherine, located on the traditional lands of the Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman peoples, and the spectacular Katherine Gorge National Park. Here, the clear river flows between towering, brilliantly coloured walls to form one of the most fascinating river canyons in Australia.

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  • Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park

    Litchfield National Park/Purlugutj, west of Batchelor in the Tabletop Range, is a huge sandstone plateau cloaked with dry woodlands and forests. Close to the edge of the escarpment, springs bubble into creeks that have their ultimate destination within the rainforest valleys below, making spectacular waterfalls that flow throughout the year.

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  • Tiwi Islands

    Tiwi Islands Artwork

    We believe you haven’t seen Australia’s Northern Territory until you’ve seen the Tiwi Islands. The Islands are home to the Tiwi People, coastal island Aboriginal people with permanent smiles. A day tour will provide you with an insight into the Tiwi People’s culture and lifestyle and reveal to you scenes seldom viewed by outsiders leaving you with a lifetime memory and a longing to return.

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  • Uluru (Ayers Rock)


    Known by the local Indigenous Anangu people as Uluru, Ayers Rock is a place of great cultural and spiritual significance. It is not a rock but a huge bed of arkose sandstone, deposited on the floor of an inland sea some 600 million years ago. It is properly described as a monolith and is a world-famous rock formation. Uluru was given its English name after the then Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers.

    Uluru and the land around it are home to thousands of years’ worth of Aboriginal culture ready to be explored in person on your Northern Territory tour.

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  • Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon

    The spectacular Kings Canyon/Wattarka is 100km to the southwest of Alice Springs. A climb to the rim of the Canyon will be rewarded with a view of the ‘Lost City' – weathered rock which resembles the ruins of an ancient city and the ‘Garden of Eden', a valley where permanent waterholes are overgrown with ancient cycad palms

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  • Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)

    Kata Tjuta

    A total of 36 domes make up the awe-inspiring Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). The tallest of the domes, at a height of 546m, is some 200m taller than Uluru (Ayers Rock). AAT Kings offers day tours to Kata Tjuta including a walk into either the Valley of the Winds or Walpa Gorge.

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  • Alice Springs

    Anzac Hill, Alice Springs

    There's plenty to see and do in and around Alice Springs/Mparntwe; visit the home of unique outback community services the Royal Flying Doctor Service and School of the Air, wander through the town centre where you'll find local Aboriginal art on display, experience indigenous culture at the Alice Springs Desert Park and admire views of the town and surrounding MacDonnell Ranges from the top of Anzac Hill.

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First Nations Cultural Experiences in Northern Territory

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Maruku Arts Dot Art Experience

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Dive Into Culture joining a local Anangu Aboriginal artist and interpreter to discover Western Desert Art at Maruku Arts Dot Art Experience. After traveling to and being inspired by the desert beauty, you’ll learn about traditional art, ancient symbols, tools, and Pitjantjatjara (a local language spoken by Anangu) from indigenous artists.  Through this insider introduction to Anangu culture and the meanings of the dot art, you’ll learn more about their traditional and contemporary life in a fun and colorful way. Then it’s time to apply your knowledge and give it a try as you paint your own piece of Australian aboriginal art. Hearing others’ stories and telling your own by creating a personalized memento to take home is a memorable MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on your Australia tour. Feel good knowing that you’re also contributing to Maruku’s mission to keep culture alive and accessible for future generations of artists as well as support artists living in remote communities of Anangu lands.

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Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs

At the base of the West MacDonnell Ranges, become immersed in the diversity of life in the desert with an Indigenous guide. Learn how Aboriginal culture, plants and animals thrive in the desert, and how the park contributes to the conservation of flora and fauna.

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Tiwi Islands Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Tiwi Islands

Board the Tiwi Mantawi in Darwin and arrive at the idyllic Tiwi Islands, a modern-day Aboriginal community. Discover the traditional art of the Tiwi Museum, spend time learning to weave and paint with the Tiwi Ladies, and witness a traditional smoking ceremony. 

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Top Didj Aboriginal Cultural Experience


Guests get to interact with Top End Aboriginal artist Manuel Pamkal at Top Didj. Not only to they get to hear, but they also get to ask questions about aboriginal culture whilst being educated on the significance of his painting style, weapons used and how he lived off the land.

The highlight of the Cultural Experience and what sets it apart from other indigenous cultural experiences, is the painting style which is demonstrated by an aboriginal artist.

What better way to explore a key part of Australia's outback than with one of its custodians who share a special connection with the land? Guests gain an insider's perspective of the area and have an opportunity to get stuck in and practice some of their local traditions, e.g. playing a didjeridoo and throwing a spear.

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Arnhemlander Cultural & Heritage Tour

Arnhem Land & North Kakadu

Owned and managed by the Traditional Owners of the clan estates it visits, experience an immersive cultural and heritage tour into Arnhem Land and Northern Kakadu. Meet Aboriginal artists, learn painting and weaving techniques and take in the world-famous scenery.

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Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

East Alligator River

Owned and operated by the Djabulukgu Association, the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise takes you along the scenically spectacular East Alligator River. An Aboriginal guide shares insight into culture, local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain and bush survival skills. 

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Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

Kakadu National Park

The Indigenous-owned Yellow Water Cruises offers the ultimate discovery of the natural paradise of Kakadu. Regarded as one of Australia’s best wildlife viewing experiences, discover colourful birdlife and saltwater crocodiles and the dramatic scenery of the ever-changing landscape.  

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Nitmiluk Cruise

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Explore the natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience a riverboat cruise along Katherine Gorge. You’ll wind through this gorge carved through ancient sandstone alongside steep cliff walls, watching for lush rainforest gullies in giant cracks, and maybe a freshwater crocodile or two on the banks. To get a closer look at the gorge walls, you’ll dock and get out to walk the trails admiring the indigenous rock art. Uncover the past as you trace your hands along the rock, learning about the local culture through your indigenous guide’s expertise of the traditional Jawoyn landowners, their stories of how the gorge was formed, and about how the Jawoyn people live and work today. Your exploration continues as a second boat arrives to take you to the even bigger cliffs of the deep river gorge—a dramatic finish to an experience of stunning scenery and stories on your Australia tour. 

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Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

Kakadu National Park

100% Aboriginal owned and operated family business, Pudakul offers cultural and nature-based experiences cultural experiences from the Adelaide River Flood Plains on Aboriginal owned Limilngan-Wulna Land. Engage with local Aboriginal people, the environment and wildlife, learn basket weaving, dilly bag making and the techniques used in the process. Learn to throw a spear, play the didgeridoo and clapsticks then learn about local bush food and medicine.

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Karrke Aboriginal Experience

Central Australia

Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience and Tours is an authentic aboriginal cultural experience on areas of importance in their cultural knowledge on bush tucker and bush medicines used for spiritual and healing and a lot more, as used by the Luritja and Pertame (Southern Aranda) people and this helps with knowledge being passed on.

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Uluru National Park


Help protect the highlights of Australia's wilderness through your bucket list visit to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. On this MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience you’ll encounter the iconic Uluru, or ‘The Rock,’ half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high and taller than the Eiffel Tower. View the impressive site over an intimate, classic Uluru sundowner: nibbles and sparkling wine amidst the red dirt and blowing spinifex grasses. Relax, toes in the sand, watching the Outback sky light up Uluru in shades of red, yellow, and purple as the sun sets. In the vast dessert, you'll experience your own mesmerizing, magical connection to the land that has brought its own meaning and been the home to the Anangu people for generations. 

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