to Territory Pictures.
Explore Australia`s Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory covers an area of 1,35 million square kilometers.
With a population of 182.000 (in 1998) there is 1% of the Australian
inhabitants living in the Northern Territory. The Northern Territory
unlike most of the other states, do not have daylight savings or
four seasons. Instead we have only the dry season and the wet season,
but towards the end of the dry season there is a period of time
that is called the build up to the wet. The tourist season is normally
between between May and September but people are starting to realize
that Darwin is a place to see not only during the dry but also the
wet session with an increasing number of visitors coming up to experience
the wet, Darwin style.
Northern Territory contains some famous National Parks such as Kakadu
National Park, Litchfield National Park and Nitmiluk National Park.
Kakadu National park is famous for Aboriginal rock art or x-ray
style paintings that you see today.
The Cyclone Season is from October to April. Active monsoon troughs
are the most likely time for development. Memories of Cyclone Tracy
in 1974 continue to remind Darwinites of the destructive force that
they do bring. Cyclone Thelma that came near Darwin just before
Christmas 1998 reminded everyone of this fact.
As the northern gateway to Australia, the Northern Territory combines
elements of Australia, Asia Greece and a host of other nationalities
to give tourist and locals an unique cultural experience.