Published: 05 December 2013 by: Holidays For Couples

Witness some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world in the Northern Territory

Couples searching for a truly exceptional destination for a romantic getaway will find a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime activities that will make any vacation absolutely unforgettable. From hot air ballooning, to camel rides, wildlife river cruises and rail journeys that will take you through the heart of the outback, you and your honey are in for the trip of a lifetime if you opt for the Northern Territory.

Have you ever dined al fresco in the Australian outback? Share a meal under the stars in the historic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site outside of Alice Springs.

Here, you'll be able to watch the sunset over Uluru, an enormous monolith rising 348 metres above the plain, and the weathered rock domes that make up Kata Tjuta. A truly special, spiritual experience, these rock domes are part of the long-established ideology of one of the oldest human societies in the world.  

For couples who love a back-to-nature vacation, an eclectic array of wildlife call the Northern Territory home. With 400 species of birds, 150 mammals, 300 reptiles, 50 frogs and 60 species of freshwater fish (in addition to hundreds of marine fish), you will see how special this area really is every time you step outdoors.

An adventure any way you want it, couples can visit the Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park by foot, canoe, boat or helicopter. This landscape characterised by escarpments includes 13 gorges and several natural swimming holes. Couples who want to kick back can join a sunrise cruise and sip mimosas while enjoying the scenery in this world-famous park.

Katherine also boasts some amazing thermal springs only a short drive from the centre of town. The Mataranka Thermal Pool, Bitter Springs and Rainbow Springs offer couples an incredibly romantic opportunity to soak in the steamy pools, surrounded by the verdant forest.

Looking for something truly unique? A visit to Kakadu National Park, Australia's largest national park, to experience its wetlands and cascading waterfalls will dazzle you. What's more, the park is home to one of the largest collections of Aboriginal rock art that dates back 50,000 years!

For couples who want to steep themselves in the local culture, Tennant Creek is an area rife with ancient traditions. There are many opportunities to learn about Aboriginal paintings and culture, in addition to delving into the local mythology enveloping the Devils Marbles.

The whole NT is chock-full of art, culture and heritage for those wanting to understand of the rich Aboriginal history in this area. Particularly in Darwin, couples can not only visit art galleries or attend storytelling performances, but they can join an absolutely stunning tour around the Litchfield National Park with Northern Territory Indigenous Tours. 

The most infamous of the NT's creatures, crocodiles can be spotted in most rivers and billabongs in the Top End and around Darwin. For couples looking for a little adrenaline rush (hold on tight to your honey!) there are numerous croc-sighting opportunities.

For couples that know how to catch their own dinner, Darwin's the place to do it! With giant tidal rivers and beautiful inland billabongs, the area offers world-class fishing options for those who want to take advantage. Not too keen on fishing? That's ok - world-class fishing also means that many local restaurants and markets offer a variety of fresh fish.

Located 300 km south of Darwin, the Cicada Lodge calls the Katherine Gorge and Nitmiluk National Park home. Perfectly positioned for couples who want to explore the breath-taking surrounds and spot some wildlife, the lodge offers a variety of packages and tours.

This Indigenous owned eco-resort offers couples premier luxury accommodation in a contemporary setting, which includes Australian and international design inspiration, as well as traditional culture.

Couples will love this authentic experience of the Australian wilderness, paired with this elegantly styled resort and a beautiful restaurant featuring fresh, local cuisine. 

 

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