Australia’s vast area of 'Outback' is known for its remote, rugged, wild and often barren landscapes. A riot of colours, contrasts and awe-inspiring wonders, it has an abundance of natural attractions and national parkland. Perhaps the best-known is the Northern Territory’s ‘Red Centre’ in central Australia. Home to Kata Tjuta National Park – a dry, red rock-covered landscape – here you'll find the iconic and imposing rock formation Uluru, (also known as Ayers Rock) which is of deep spiritual significance to the Anangu Aboriginal people.
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Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
There are three types of Tourist Visa for Australia. For further information (and to apply), please go to www.immi.gov.au
The Northern Territory is so large it covers two very distinct climate zones: The Red Centre and the Tropical Top End.
Central Australia (Red Centre) includes Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, the Barkly Tablelands and Uluru/Kata-Tjuta regions, has a semi-arid climate with four typical seasons. The Red Centre has hot summer days from December to February and surprisingly cold nights from June to August. Spring and autumn are warm throughout the day and cool at night.
The Top End, which includes Darwin, Katherine, Kakadu and Arnhem Land, has a tropical climate. Darwin has an average temperature of 32°C all year, with varying humidity. The tropical summer, from December to March, is considered by many to be the region's most beautiful time of year.
The summer rains bring the natural landscape to life and deliver the picturesque storms and sunsets the Northern Territory is renowned for. The dry season, from May to October, has warm, sunny days and cool nights. At the end of the year, the build up, or pre-monsoon season, begins and humidity levels start their rise.
These figures show monthly average maximum temperatures and monthly average rainfall for Northern Territory.
Experience a bushman’s breakfast with tea brewed in a billy can and delicious sweet damper bread served hot from the pan on the fire, as you watch the sunrise behind Uluru.
Enjoy either a barbecue dinner or a sumptuous sit-down dinner in the desert as the sun goes down and the stars of the Milky Way come out.
Via Melbourne or Sydney with Emirates from Dubai to Darwin.
Via Melbourne or Sydney with Etihad Airways from Abu Dhabi to Darwin.
Via Melbourne with Qatar Airways from Doha to Darwin.
From Dubai to Darwin: 13 hours, 20 minutes.
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