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5 Reasons to Visit the Northern Territory ASAP

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5 Reasons to Visit the Northern Territory ASAP

With so much to see, do and explore in the Northern Territory, we’ve compiled a list of unmissable NT tours, activities and experiences so that you can start planning your next getaway, today!  

Book now to also secure up to 10% off select tours and activities. 

When to visit northern territory Australia?


The only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind, Parrtjima showcases the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology – all on the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.

Running from April 8 to 17 in Mparntwe (Alice Springs), this free event celebrates the ways in which artists evolve and experiment with different styles and materials, while staying true to Country and culture.

Looking to experience more colour and culture? Check out these tours HERE

Image: Parrtjima Australia


In an NT first, The Big Bass Weekend brings together Darwin’s BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival on Saturday, May 21, with the inaugural Bass Boat cruise on Sunday, May 22.

Located on Darwin’s famous Mindil Beach, catch some of the Australia’s biggest and best artists at BASSINTHEGRASS, including Boy & Bear, Dope Lemon, Dune Rats, G Flip, Hilltop Hoods, Hockey Dad, Hooligan Hefs, Hot Dub Time Machine, Jessica Mauboy, Mako Road, Montaigne, Peking Duk, The Dreggs, The Teskey Brothers, Vera Blue and Xavier Rudd.

On the Sunday, sail your post-BASS-blues away on Travello’s all inclusive Bass Boat, which includes a 3 hour food and beverage package as well as live entertainment.

Exclusive to BASSINTHEGRASS ticket holders, we’ve whipped up a little deal which gets you access to both events…for just $250.

Keen? Grab your mates and get booking HERE



From the exhilaration of the Darwin’s quirky and not to be missed Beer Can Regatta to the famous Merlin Darwin Triple Crown Supercars, a trip to the NT in June ensures everyone’s a winner when it comes to sports and entertainment.

While checking out the Nitro Up North drag car racing or the Festivalworld famous Finke Desert Race, you can also embark on an adrenaline rush of your own, with plenty of action-packed activities including jetskiing and SSV buggy tours available for booking, right HERE.

Image: Darwin Supercars


July 1 marks Territory Day; where the people of the Top End and Red Centre come together and have a ‘cracker’ of a time to celebrate their Territory with fireworks and events across the NT.

With family-friendly events taking place everywhere from Darwin to Alice Springs, there’s all the more reason to stop by and say hi to the colourful characters that call this part of Australia, home.

In the Top End, you can still expect temps ranging between 19°C – 32°C, with low humidity making your time here all the more pleasurable. In the Red Centre you’ll experience cold desert nights and lovely days from 4°C to 20°C.

Make the most of the stunning sunsets and blue skies on any of the day tours, or, extend your stay with a multi-day tour.

This is peak season for a reason, so secure your spot on one of our tours and activities HERE.

Image: Territory Day Facebook


Undeniably Darwin’s biggest month when it comes to events, August sees the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Darwin Festival and Darwin Cup come to town, as well as the acclaimed Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs) and National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs). This is the best opportunity to experience Darwin come to life with culture, arts, food and festivals.

How can you experience it all? Why not plan your August around one (or some) of our multi-day tours.

Not only will this give you the chance to experience some of the Northern Territory’s biggest and best events, you’ll also get to see even more of the region – be it in Darwin, or beyond!

With 10% off selected tours and activities and our cash back points offer, you could score up to $90 back to put towards another experience. 

So why wait? Book HERE today and save.

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