Orbitz Originals: Northern Territory - The Red Centre

Top Ten Adventures in the Australian Outback

Australia’s Northern Territory is the continent’s red, beating heart of culture, history and wildlife. Navigate the wild, yet welcoming outback with Richard Bangs as he rides a camel, flies in a hot air balloon, hikes Kings Canyon, throws a boomerang, and learns an Aboriginal art form.

King of the rocks

  • The Art of Not Doing

    The Red Centre of Australia is sprinkled with reddish-orange domed rocks popping out of the dry grasses. One rock in particular, Uluru, the Aborigines hold sacred and ask that it not be climbed. No worries, mate—there are plenty of other things to do around the rock. Hop on a camel and learn how Aborigines create art in the sand and dance to tell their stories.

  • Paddock to Plate

    Nobody leaves hungry after a meal in the outback—except maybe a vegetarian. Richard Bangs manages gets a taste of emu meat, crocodile meat, and kangaroo meat all in the same venue. For a more spiritual meal, take dinner under the stars and let it all digest around a campfire.

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Canyon believe it?

  • Alice Springs

    Alice Springs is an outback oasis smack dab in the middle of Australia. Watch the sunrise over this quaint little town from a hot air balloon. Go for a gallery hop to take in local and Aboriginal art. Get the full scope for Alice Springs’ bondless culture, characters, and pleasant climate.

  • Explore Kings Canyon

    Kings Canyon is a sandstone marvel carved through Down Under’s desert lands. Much like the Grand Canyon, it’s one if the most popular sights in its continent. View the red crests and edges from the top or trek down do the bottom to find the Garden of Eden where things get greener and wilder.

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Local Events

  • Northern Territory Events - 2015



    Outback Fest/Uluru Camel Cup – May 29-30

    Merrepen Arts Festival – May 29-31

    Alice Springs Beanie Festival – June 19-22

    Darwin Lions Beer Can Regatta – July 5

    Lasseters Camel Cup – July 11

    Australian Outback Marathon – July 26

    Walking With Spirits – July 25

    Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair – August 7-9

    Darwin Festival – August 6-23

    Henley-On-Todd Regatta – August 15

    Desert Song Festival – September 4-13

    Mindil Beach Sunset Markets – April 30-October 29 (Thursdays & Sundays)

    Parap Markets – January 1- December 31 (Saturdays)

    Todd Mall Markets – February 15-December 20 (every second Sunday)

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Stay in Northern Territory

Northern Territory Hotels

Hotel only $222

It is the perfect oasis from which to explore the natural wonders of Kings Canyon. Pass through the eerie formations of weathered rock known as The Lost City. Contemplate the deep significance this land has for the local Luritja people. As you ascend from this sunken... More

Hotel only $254

Sails in the Desert Hotel

5 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews


Book Early & Save! Includes Free Breakfast & More

In Australia's Red Centre, the five star Sails in the Desert hotel beautifully contrasts Uluru's raw natural beauty with a decidedly luxurious outback holiday experience. Against a canvas of neutral tones and textures, the mystery, colour and wisdom of the local... More

Lasseters Hotel Alice Springs

4 stars
4.3 / 5 5 reviews


FREE Breakfast

Lasseters Hotel is a 4.5 star property with 205 spacious rooms and suites located at the foot of the majestic MacDonnell Ranges. A range of rooms and configurations are available from a standard room up to brand new premium suites. All rooms and suites have a private... More

Hotel only $211

Desert Gardens Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 12 reviews


Book Early & Save! Includes Free Breakfast & More

Magnificent ghost gums and flowering native shrubs are the setting for this hotel. Voyages Desert Gardens Hotel is centrally located to all resort and touring facilities and offers a range of accommodation, from shaded poolside rooms to deluxe rooms overlooking the... More

Hotel only $179

Outback Pioneer Hotel

2 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews


Book Early & Save! Includes Free Breakfast & More

HighlightsKey facts Every room comes with free Wi-Fi. Outback BBQ Bar is ideal for guests who want to engage in hotel nightlife, and Bough House Restaurant is more fitting for visitors who desire a peaceful buffet. This hotel is part of Ayers Rock Resort and has a place... More

Hotel only $196

Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront

4 stars
4.4 / 5 6 reviews


Book 14 Days In Advance & Save 10%

You will love the convenience of staying right in the very heart of Darwin City Waterfront. Vibe Hotel Darwin Waterfront is located in Darwins Waterfront, on the fringe of Darwin CBD and is perfectly positioned to explore Darwin's newest restaurants, boutique shops and... More

Hotel only $75

Aurora Alice Springs

4 stars
4.2 / 5 4 reviews


Aurora Alice Springs - Accommodation in the heart of the Todd Mall is the place to stay for that true Australian Outback holiday experience. Refurbished reception, courtyard and pool/spa areas and wireless internet.The most centrally located accommodation makes this the... More

Hotel only $94

Combining latest amenities with a unique European flair, the Mediterranean All Suite Hotel Darwin, offering friendly service and Mediterranean style accommodation, is an ideal place to enjoy your relaxing holiday. Mediterranean All Suite Hotel Darwin enjoys a central... More

Hotel only $75

Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin

4 stars
4.1 / 5 5 reviews


Kids Stay FREE!

An oasis in the center of Darwin's CBD, Travelodge Mirambeena Resort Darwin offers a range of 3 and 4 star accommodation options perfect for both long and short stays. Each resort room and townhouse is fully air-conditioned and selected guest rooms look onto the hotel's... More

Hotel only $135

Mantra Pandanas

4 stars
3.9 / 5 3 reviews


Stay 4 Nights & Save 20%

An ideal accommodation option for travellers on a long stay work assignment or those relocating to the Northern Territory, the Mantra Pandanas offers spacious apartment style accommodation with luxurious hotel services and brings a new level of sophistication to the heart... More

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    Offers valid at participating hotels only and are subject to availability. Offers vary by property. Minimum night stay may be required, and varies by property. Rules, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply. See property pages for further details.

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    Offers valid at participating hotels only and are subject to availability. Offers vary by property. Minimum night stay may be required, and varies by property. Rules, restrictions, and blackout dates may apply. See property pages for further details.

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