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GET INTO GEAR: Excite Holidays for NT road-trip touring

The Northern Territory is one of Australia’s most driveable destinations with Excite Holidays offering adventures on and off the asphalt that suit every type of traveller.

The Northern Territory is one of Australia’s most driveable destinations with Excite Holidays offering adventures on and off the asphalt that suit every type of traveller.

The Northern Territory is crazy-famous for so many things. Fiery sunsets that paint the sky vibrant shades of red, desert landscapes, waterfalls tumbling from rocky escarpments, centuries of indigenous stories, abundant wildlife, and legions of friendly locals.


Then there’s celebrated sites like Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Darwin’s Mindil Beach Markets and Kakadu National Park. There are also hidden gems that include Bitter Springs’ thermal pools, the string of dramatic gorges in Nitmiluk National Park, Arnhem Land, Daly Waters, and Litchfield National Park.

There are so many significant things to see in this corner of the country that a driving holiday is the ideal way to explore!

Excite Holidays is looking after travellers keen on a road-trip itinerary that surveys the territory’s diverse regions and takes in the charming towns, pristine national parks, and significant indigenous sites dotted around this unique destination.



Excite has produced a Northern Territory guide that has it all – road-trip schedules and the unmissable hotspots along the way – for vacationers looking to roam the tropical Top End and rugged Red Centre.

Each page provides customisable three-day itineraries with the best spots to eat, play and stay as well as highlighting cultural experiences, famous places, and historical happenings.

Excite Holidays has something for every personality, from culture buffs and nature lovers to outdoor enthusiasts and those simply seeking the serenity of an outback escape, and here are six driving routes that frame the best of the Northern Territory’s once-in-a-lifetime experiences.




A 715km roundtrip from Darwin dawdles through three of Australia’s top national parks – Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk – letting travellers drift along gorges, swim below waterfalls, and spy aboriginal art.




Dedicate six days to doing the 1135km loop from Alice Springs that takes in Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the MacDonnell Ranges to see star-filled skies, kangaroos, sand dunes and palm-clad valleys.




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The 1550km coast-to-desert route stretches from the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast to Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory’s heart and stops at some famous outback cities and settlements.



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With this easy Top End trail including the Darwin Waterfront, Territory Wildlife Park, Berry Springs Nature Park, Manton Dam Recreation Area, Florence Falls and Adelaide River it’s a family-friendly adventure.




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This epic 2800km expedition on unsealed roads takes adventurous travellers across the heart of the continent from Laverton in Western Australia, to Alice Springs in the Red Centre, and onto Winton in Queensland.



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Isolated Arnhem Land is one of Australia’s last great wilderness areas with the journey from Katherine to Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula perfect for intrepid types set on escaping the tourist trail.




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There’s never been a better time to get clients organised to see the Top End or Red Centre with Excite Holidays offering agents 500 bonus points for every Northern Territory night booked and paid for between January 21st and February 3rd.

During this time the company will also offer its 14 Days of the NT social media incentive for agents who can go into the running to win prizes by visiting the company’s Facebook page and answer a daily question.

And, to get into the swing of selling the NT, there’s a multiple-choice quiz with a Northern Territory theme on the Excite Holiday’s website


Written by Sarah Nicholson, KARRYON contributor


Have you explored Australia’s Northern Territory?