The Ghan

The iconic outback train trip

Australia's red centre may be vast and empty, but Lucy Rickard finds she can't take her eyes off it.

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Airboating at Mary River Floodplains, Mary River, Northern Territory. Photograph by Tourism NT. SHD TRAVEL MARCH 4 ...

Fairytale at the lodge

Between the frogs, the crocs and the guides, you'll never be alone in this wilderness.

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Rolling north in homage

The transcontinental rail journey to Darwin doubles as an emotional Anzac tribute for John Borthwick.

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Water views ...  Wildman lodge's infinity pool.

Among the lily pads

A new Top End lodge with safari-style tents is a base for adventures in the wetlands, writes Robert Upe.

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Smile at a crocodile ... (clockwise from main) taking a dip in Crocosaurus Cove;

24 hours in Darwin

Kate Nancarrow wades into murky water to feed fish and gets close to crocodiles at the Top End.

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Darwin - Places to See

A classic tropical sea port and the capital of the Northern Territory.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory. Located between Beagle Gulf and Port Darwin and situated on Fannie Bay, Darwin is a thriving centre of over 110 000 people.

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Rush for cheap hotels

Doors are closing on cut-price digs

As the corporate market recovers and Australian hotel prices catch up to the rest of the world, cheap room rates are soon to be a thing of the past.

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