Australia’s Northern Territory re-opens to domestic visitors from July 17

by James Wilkinson

The Northern Territory borders are set officially re-open on 17 July with popular destinations including World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park accessible again for all Australians.

From 17 July, self-quarantine for domestic travellers arriving in the Territory is no longer required and many destinations, attractions, restaurants and tour operators are getting ready to welcome new and returning visitors.

Tourism NT Executive General Manager of Marketing, Tony Quarmby, anticipates first-time visitors will be keen to visit popular NT destinations including Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu National Park, Kings Canyon, Nitmiluk National Park, Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands.

“The Territory is a truly iconic destination; one that’s on the bucket list for many Australians. For too long Australians have said ‘I’ll go one day’ – well that day has come, there are no excuses left,” he said.

“Everyone here is looking forward to re-opening and sharing this spectacular part of our own backyard with the rest of the country.

“This is your chance to escape your routine and the winter chill; the weather is warm, it’s more affordable than before, and there’s plenty of wide open spaces to explore and shake off the ‘isolation’ blues,” Quarmby said.