Best Hiking Trails in The Northern Territory

The Northern Territory boasts breathtaking landscapes home to a diverse array of animal and plant species and quintessential rock formations, rich with cultural significance. Set in Nitmiluk National Park, the 62-kilometre Jatbula Trail offers walkers lessons in Indigenous Australian history. Paired with the many opportunities for swimming as well as sighting local trees and birds such as the red-winged parrot, this 6-day journey is one of the most fulfilling and spectacular Northern Territory walks. For a challenging, yet shorter hike, the Kings Canyon Rim walk passes through an important conservation area abundant with biodiversity. In the 4 hours it takes to complete this hike, the walker ascends to view a picturesque panorama of the unique desert landscape and descends into an oasis with waterholes and lush vegetation, contrasting the red sandstone rock faces. In what is one of the most historically and culturally significant places to walk, the Northern Territory shares its sacred hiking gems, plentiful wildlife and paradisal swimming holes with the participant.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.