If it’s a taste of ‘true blue Orrstraya’ you’re after, it’s ‘The Territory’ you head to.

Dusty, desolate expanses of desert. Waterways churning with crocs. Short shorts, wide-brimmed hats, toothy grins, a propensity for understatement and a larrikin streak – this is the Australia made known to millions by the likes of Crocodile Dundee, Malcolm Douglas and Steve Irwin. 

Thing is, once you’ve subtracted the shrill cries of ‘Streuth!’ and ‘Crikey!’ (people don’t actually says this), how these characters have portrayed life up Territory way actually isn’t too far off the mark. The distances here really are that vast (most towns are hundreds of kilometres apart, some cattle stations outsize European countries). Wildlife’s everywhere (crocs appear in backyard swimming pools, green tree frogs love living in toilets). Outside of Darwin – and very often in it – everyday attire consists of shorts, a singlet, and thongs (or flip-flops, for out-of-towners). Hats with hanging corks to keep away the flies: optional.

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Departing Days From AUD
30 Jul 2017
Kakadu Top End Adventure
5 $1,195
$1,076
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1 Aug 2017
Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield Adventure
4 $1,265
$1,139
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2 Aug 2017
Alice Springs to Adelaide Overland
6 $925
$740
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2 Aug 2017
Alice Springs to Adelaide Overland ex Yulara
6 $925
$740
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6 Aug 2017
Kakadu Litchfield 4WD Unleashed (dry season)
3 $610
$458
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10 Aug 2017
Kimberley Trail Darwin to Broome (Basix)
14 $3,995
$3,396
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10 Aug 2017
Kimberley Trail Darwin to Broome (Original)
14 $4,690
$3,987
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14 Aug 2017
Kimberley Trail Broome to Darwin (Original)
14 $4,690
$3,987
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14 Aug 2017
Kimberley Trail Broome to Darwin (Basix)
14 $3,995
$3,396
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16 Aug 2017
Adelaide to Alice Springs Overland
7 $980
$784
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