Northern Territory<br />Australia’s REAL Outback!<br />
Facts: NT<br />Capital City: Darwin<br />Population: 229,200 “territorians”<br />Least populated state in Australia<br />E...
Climate:NT<br />The Northern End has a tropical climate with high humidity.<br />Wet Season: October-May<br />Dry Season: ...
Things to Do: NT<br />Wildlife Tours<br /><ul><li>Count crocodiles on a billabong or river cruise.</li></ul>Bird Watching<...
Kakadu National Park: NT<br />Australia’s Backyard<br />Area of 19,804 km2<br />210,000 people visit each year. <br />Many...
Kakadu National Park: NT<br />Things to Do:<br />Swim under massive waterfalls.<br />Walk through sandstone galleries of a...
Fossicking: NTfos•sick-to search for gold or gemstones<br />The Northern Territory is a vast land of hidden gems and miner...
Uluru/Ayer’s Rock NT<br />Large sandstone monolith in Uluru-KataTjuta National Park.<br />1,142 ft high<br />Managed by An...
Uluru/Ayer’s Rock NT<br />Things to Do:<br />Walking tours around Uluru<br />Learn about the local flora and fauna, bush f...
Tjukurpa<br />Encompasses  Anangu law and religion, the past, present and future, their relationship with the land, the cr...
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  1. 1. Northern Territory<br />Australia’s REAL Outback!<br />
  2. 2. Facts: NT<br />Capital City: Darwin<br />Population: 229,200 “territorians”<br />Least populated state in Australia<br />Economy driven by mining and tourism<br />3x the size of California <br />
  3. 3. Climate:NT<br />The Northern End has a tropical climate with high humidity.<br />Wet Season: October-May<br />Dry Season: June-September<br />The Central Region has a desert climate.<br />Receives less than 9.8 inches of rain per year.<br />
  4. 4. Things to Do: NT<br />Wildlife Tours<br /><ul><li>Count crocodiles on a billabong or river cruise.</li></ul>Bird Watching<br />National Wildlife Parks<br />Kakadu National Park<br />Uluru(Ayer’s Rock)<br />Fossicking<br />
  5. 5. Kakadu National Park: NT<br />Australia’s Backyard<br />Area of 19,804 km2<br />210,000 people visit each year. <br />Many during dry season.<br />Managed jointly by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Director of National Parks<br />World Heritage Site<br />
  6. 6. Kakadu National Park: NT<br />Things to Do:<br />Swim under massive waterfalls.<br />Walk through sandstone galleries of ancient Aboriginal rock art.<br />Cruise the scenic Yellow Water.<br />Take a scenic flight to see it all!<br />Kakadu National Park Video<br />
  7. 7. Fossicking: NTfos•sick-to search for gold or gemstones<br />The Northern Territory is a vast land of hidden gems and minerals.<br />Fossickers have discovered: agate, amethyst, apatite, epidote, beryl, garnet, gold, jasper, magnetite, mica, microcline, pyrite, quartz, ribbonstone, tourmaline and zircon.<br />
  8. 8. Uluru/Ayer’s Rock NT<br />Large sandstone monolith in Uluru-KataTjuta National Park.<br />1,142 ft high<br />Managed by Anangu people and Parks Australia<br />Cultural and Spiritual significance to Anangu.<br />World Heritage Site<br />Uluru Video<br />
  9. 9. Uluru/Ayer’s Rock NT<br />Things to Do:<br />Walking tours around Uluru<br />Learn about the local flora and fauna, bush foods and the Aboriginal Tjukurpa stories. <br />Camel tours around Uluru<br />Scenic Flights above Uluru.<br />Uluru-KataTjuta Cultural Centre<br />Introduce yourself to Anangu culture and art.<br />Illegally taking pieces of Uluru is considered bad luck!<br />'We do not climb'<br />
  10. 10. Tjukurpa<br />Encompasses Anangu law and religion, the past, present and future, their relationship with the land, the creation period, and how all these are all interrelated.<br />According to Tjukurpa, “the world was originally a barren until the Ancestor spirits came to the world in human and other forms and created the features of the land, plants and animals. During their travels across the land the spirits also created different relationships between various groups, plants and animals. When their ancestors work was done they transformed into hills, animals, plants, stars, etc, and are as present today as they were in the beginning and, into the future.”<br />Uluru is part of a wide network of significant places linked by iwara (tracks), made by many different ancestral beings during their travels.<br />
  11. 11. Northern Territory <br />“You'll Never Never Know if you Never Never Go”<br />

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