Northern Territory Geography
The Northern Territory is a geographer’s dream landscape. From the dry rugged terrain of the red centre to the lush wetlands in the Top End, the land is as beautiful as it is ancient.
There are several spectacular land formations in the Northern Territory, each of which are fascinating in their complete opposition to their surrounds. Uluru is by far the most amazing and the most famous. This vibrant red monolith juts out of the otherwise featureless plains to create a breathtaking profile against the blue skies.
Its sister rock, Kata Tjuta is smaller but equally fascinating, as are the unusual Devil’s Marbles in Tennant Creek.
Venture to the north of the state to find a scene that is vastly different. The wetlands of Katherine and Kakadu show a totally different geography including the grand Katherine Gorge through which the Katherine River flows amongst high canyons with beautiful colourful walls.
Lastly, massive areas of lush tropical rainforest make the Northern Territory seem like the most diverse landscape in the world.
More Northern Territory Facts
The Aboriginal people’s history dates back an amazing 40,000 years and has been handed down from generation to generation in the form of rock art and stories. Alice Springs and much of Central Australia has been the homeland of the Arrernte Aboriginal people. Mparntwe (pronounced