For the ultimate experiential honeymoon, you can’t beat Australia’s Top End! If you are the kind of couple who crave a unique romantic escape, Australia is a love-birds’ paradise … and the Northern Territory is unlike anywhere else in Australia or on earth! This is a land that is as mystical and magical as it is breathtakingly beautiful, the true heart of Australia. A honeymoon is the trip of a lifetime, and there is no better way to create memories that last forever than to indulge in some of Australia’s most iconic experiences, and the Northern Territory certainly offers the chance to explore, discover and be amazed together!
From the desert landscapes of Uluru and the spirited outback centre of Alice Springs in the vast Red Centre, to the war history and balmy tropical lifestyle of vibrant Darwin, and the rugged coastlines, waterfalls and Aboriginal art of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to Arnhem Land in the Top End, a romantic getaway or honeymoon in the Northern Territory is guaranteed to leave indelible memories.
Couples visiting Darwin may be surprised to discover a vibrant seaside community, with an artistic and multi-cultural personality that is unlike any other town in Australia. Epicurean foods are served up in tropical outdoor restaurants, eclectic markets make for interesting shopping, and if you’re there during the dry season, you can catch a classic film under the stars at the open air cinema on Darwin Harbour. Darwin also boasts a fantastic nightlife, and there’s plenty of bars and pubs for the fun-loving, partying honeymooners which will keep the fun rolling well into the early hours.
Adventurists and nature lovers can head out to Litchfield National Park to swim in the misty waterfalls and lush waterholes, or hit the 4WD trails. Join a fishing charter to hunt down some Barramundi, or take a cruise down the Mary River wetlands to spot wildlife, birds and fish that are unique to the Top End. Or you can take a trip across the water to discover the ‘Island of Smiles’, the Tiwi Islands just off the coast of Darwin.
Discover the rich beauty of 40,000 years of Aboriginal culture with a guided tour through Kakadu and Arnhem Land (just a few hours from Darwin), spotting crocodiles and native birds and wandering through the floodplains and rugged stone country. Don’t miss the incredibly romantic opportunity to get in and live that postcard-perfect experience of swimming in the cool waters of the billabongs together, and letting waterfalls wash over the two of you, all in a landscape that is truly breathtaking.
Explore Katherine Gorge in the Nitmiluk National Park by canoe, boat or helicopter; soak all tension away in the sandy bottomed waters of Mataranka’s thermal pool; get wild on the trails of the Elsey, Judbarra and Gregory National Parks; and spend some time savouring the delights of the NT’s third-largest town, Katherine, where you can also learn about the region’s fascinating World War II history.
There’s also the quintessential outback characters and the remote pubs of the Tennant Creek and Barkly Region, and for self drive tourers you’ve got boundless horizons to explore out here (at times accompanied only by the kangaroos and eagles).
This is the real Australia, and you’re bound to leave the Northern Territory humbled and restored.
Why you’ll love a Northern Territory Holiday or Honeymoon:
Ancient, wild and filled to the brim with adventure – this is the ultimate honeymoon or romantic getaway for couples who crave experiences that are out of the ordinary. The Territory also boasts some unique accommodation options – from budget through to five star resorts, with a distinct focus on eco tourism – perfect for those couples wanting some romance and relaxation in their NT experience.