Check out the Hottest 100 things to do in the Northern Territory! Get ready to embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey through the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Northern Territory. From heart-pounding adventures that will leave you breathless to serene experiences that will soothe your soul, we present to you the hottest 100 things to do in the NT’s Top End and Red Centre. So, unleash your wanderlust, and prepare for an epic countdown that will ignite your passion for exploration like never before.
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#36. Darwin’s War History
Explore the heart of Darwin's history on the top heritage tour in the Northern Territory. Unveil the city's past in a unique way – aboard a genuine World War 2 army truck. See Darwin as soldiers did during WWII, understand its explorers, and imagine its rebirth after cyclone Tracy. The Darwin History and Wartime Experience offers an unparalleled introduction to the city, revealing its rich history and unique character as no other tour does. Plus, you can relive the Bombing of Darwin Harbour at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility. Meet the Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant, the Commanding Officer of the USS William B Preston, in a life-size hologram and enjoy interactive story telling. You can even experience the Bombing of Darwin Harbour during a virtual reality movie. This cutting-edge production showcases a full-size replica of a Japanese Zero aircraft suspended from the ceiling. Step into 1942 through an aerial view that vividly depicts the Bombing of Darwin Harbour, capturing the intensity of the first raid with realistic aircraft fire and bombings.
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#37. Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park is 30km south of Katherine and spans over 1,499 hectares of unique karst limestone landscape - a rarity in Australia. These caves, forming over millions of years and still growing, lie about 15m beneath the surface. The caves house diverse native wildlife, including the orange horseshoe bat and the brown tree snake. While the park is open year-round, the caves might occasionally close due to seasonal conditions. For a taste of the natural surroundings, take the 10 to 20-minute Tropical Woodland walk starting near the car park.