|THE SPECTACULAR NORTH WALL AT KINGS CANYON|
ABOUT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY:|
FACTS ABOUT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY:|
Population: 227,700 (30/12/2009).
AREA: 1,346,200 Sq Km.
LOCATION: In the Central-north of Australia between Queensland and
Western Australia, and north of South Australia. CLIMATE: Highest temp.
48.2¡ C at Charlotte Waters; lowest -7.5¡ at Alice Springs. The Top
End has a high rainfall in the 'Wet Season' (Nov.to March) with warm winters
due to its proximity to the equator. The southern section has mainly hot, dry
weather with very cold winter nights.
Darwin was first settled in 1839 after 2 previous attempts. The Northern
Territory contains two of Australia's best known attractions. Kakadu in the
north, and Ayers Rock (Uluru) in the south.
Below: Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Right: Beach near Nhulunbuy|