Australia - Northern Territory, Darwin, Ghan and Uluru

Collection by Kenneth


The Northern Territory is the third largest Australian federal division but the least populous of Australia's major states and territories, having half as many people as Tasmania. Today the economy is based on mining and on tourism, especially Kakadu National Park and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock). The capital city is Darwin. The population is concentrated in towns along the Stuart Highway including Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Tennant Creek.

The Ghan, heading towards Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Great Southern Rail : Alice Springs - The Ghan : Australia Tourism

Conversations quickly turn to the surrounding countryside, and while it’s easy to imagine the Australian Outback as a possibly boring, scrubby, same-ish environment, its one that quickly proves that the more you look, the more you see...

Sculptured Waterfall of Kata Tjuta . Australia

Sculptured Waterfall of Kata Tjuta

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Devil's Marbles, Australia. Just north of Alice Springs

Devil's Marbles, Australia

On my long, incredibly long, road trip from the east coast of Australia to the Alice Springs/Uluru, I saw a sign for the Devil’s Marbles, which are a few hundred miles north of Alice Springs. Really interesting area. I wish I’d had more time to hang out there — camp overnight — and take some [...]

Magnetic termite mounds, Litchfield National Park.

Landmarks of Australia | Wondermondo

Major part of the landmarks of Australia are natural monuments but of world importance are also some archaeological monuments, e.g. cliff paintings.

The Roulettes fly in wedge formation over Ayers Rock,

The Roulettes fly in wedge formation over Ayers...

The Roulettes fly in wedge formation over Ayers Rock, Australia (by Department of Defence).

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs

Albert Namatjira, Artist, Alice Springs

Albert Namatjira (1902-59) became interested in painting at the Hermannsburg Mission in the 1930s. After learning watercolour technique, he was persuaded to exhibit his work in Melbourne in 1938. The exhibition sold out in two days. During the 1940s his work became fashionable throughout Australia and he was the subject of a biography and a film. In 1954 he met the Queen in Canberra, and he was awarded citizenship status in 1957. One of the consequences of citizenship was that Namatjira was…

Climbing Uluru, Australia. Northern Territory

Picture/photo (Hiking Trails): Ascending Ayers Rock. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territories, Australia

Uluru (Ayers Rock), Australia

Uluru , NT , Australia

Uluru / Ayers Rock