Territory Stars in a national top 100 holiday list

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

The rest of Australia is quickly catching on to the allure of the Territory and what locals have always known – the Northern Territory is the answer to your next holiday experience.

Renowned Australian Traveller magazine today released a special issue called 100 Ways to Holiday Here This Year, with the Territory featuring heavily across an impressive 14 ways and 18 experiences – from outback to art, and road trips to island getaways.

The issue highlights the spectacular landscapes, swimming holes and must-see iconic Territory destinations as well as smaller, quirky, lesser-known experiences and places.

Further affirmation of the Northern Territory’s appeal is our impressive destination gracing the cover.

Alice Springs stars in a full page as “a cool and quirky city” and highlights great cafes, festivals, art, mountain bike trails and star gazing among other unique attractions.

Sunsets on the Tiwi Islands, a dip in Kakadu’s Koolpin Gorge, Aboriginal culture at the Barunga and Garma Festivals – the list includes the very best the Territory has to offer.

The issue also coincides with the launch of The Territory is the answer marketing campaign to attract interstate visitors to the NT. The national campaign runs until October and includes TV, print, digital, email marketing, out of-home and radio advertising, social media, public relations and consumer activations.

Northern Territory locations and experiences placed in the Top 100 Ways to Holiday Here This Year include:

Top End

  • Bamurru Plains
  • Barunga Festival
  • Garma Festival
  • Tiwi Islands
  • Nitmiluk National Park
  • Savannah Way road trip
  • Swimming in Kakadu’s waterholes
  • Ubirr, Kakadu National Park
  • Lirrwi Tourism’s women’s only Gay’Wu dilly bag tour

Central Australia

  • Alice Springs
  • Karlu Karlu (Devil’s Marbles)
  • Larapinta Trail
  • Mount Conner
  • Ormiston Gorge
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Whole of Territory

  • Buy art from Australia’s best Indigenous artists

As noted by A/CEO, Department of Tourism Sport and Culture, Andrew Hopper:

“Australian Traveller Magazine is a much loved destination publication and Tourism NT are thrilled to receive this vote of confidence, with the Territory featured as part of the Top 100 Ways to Holiday Here This Year.

“We are all looking forward to making the most of the Territory’s unique experiences to support our local operators and tourism sector.

“We are absolutely ready to answer the call of the many Australians looking for an escape to the warmer climes of our regions, and encourage consumers now is the time to make a booking and travel to the Northern Territory for that dream holiday.

As noted by Tourism NT Executive General Manager of Marketing, Tony Quarmby

“To have so many locations featured in this issue is a fantastic endorsement of not simply the Territory’s stunning natural beauty, but also the hard work that so many people put into welcoming visitors and giving them experiences they will never forget.”

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