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.
Canyon believe it?
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.
Northern Territory Events - 2015
BASSINTHEGRASS – May 23
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)
Terms and Conditions
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