Drive the NT
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  • Pick up : 1 November 2018 to 16 November 2018
  • Available from : Alice Springs and Darwin Branches
  • Available for : All Apollo Vehicles excluding Vivid Camper, Euro Slider and Euro Star
  • Drop off : By 30 January 2019
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Discover Darwin

  • Booking Validity : Available for new bookings received between Now and 31 March 2019
  • Pick up : from 1 February 2019
  • Available from : All Branches excluding Darwin and Hobart
  • Available for : All Apollo Vehicles excluding Vivid Camper, Euro Slider and Euro Star
  • Drop off : 1 April 2019 to 17 April 2019
  • Promo Code : APNTDRIVE
  • Available To : Darwin Branch
  • Subject to availability at all times based on fleet capacity assigned to this special
  • Minimum rental as per normal conditions
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other special offers
  • The Long Term Discount and Early Bird do not apply
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  • Rates quoted are in Australian Dollars
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The Northern Territory (NT) offers countless unique experiences – it’s just one of those places you need to see to believe.

There is no better way to take in the beauty of this unique destination and immerse yourself in rich culture than on a road trip. You can travel at your own pace, choose your own view from your “hotel on wheels” and linger longer when you choose. Apollo has branches in Alice Springs and Darwin, and another 8 locations around the country to help get you on the road.

With these great specials, it’s the perfect time to drive yourself speechless in the NT!

Six times the size of Britain, Australia’s Northern Territory is the home of the real outback.

Welcoming and laid back, the NT is known around the world for its iconic natural treasures, ancient Aboriginal culture, birds and wildlife, dramatic landscapes, opportunities for adventure and colourful characters.

Here are 10 of the best things to do in the Northern Territory, click on each for details:

Beginners to experienced anglers can have one of the NT’s best experiences: fishing for barramundi, a fish prized for its exhilarating fight and enormous leaps out of the water. Join one of the many tours from Darwin that cater for all visitors, or go remote into Arnhem Land where the fishing is some of the world’s best. Try helifishing for the ultimate NT barramundi adventure. Register for the NT’s Million Dollar Fish competition for the chance to win a million dollars!

The Northern Territory’s Aboriginal art is sold all over the world, and meeting the artists on their land and watching them work is a must-do NT experience. There are art centres spread all over the NT. Visit the three world-renowned galleries on the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin or sit with the Maruku artists near Uluru. Or join in the many Aboriginal art festivals held all over the NT, like the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair, Walking with Spirits at Beswick near Katherine or Desert Mob in Alice Springs.

Wake early for one of the NT’s most special experiences—cruising peacefully up Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park as dawn breaks. Drift past Aboriginal rock art with the changing colours of the dawn light, mist rising from the water and wildlife stirring on the bank. Learn about the ancient Aboriginal culture of this area. Don’t forget your camera.

See for yourself why Kakadu’s rock art is world class and one of the reasons for its dual World Heritage status. Visit Kakadu’s rock art galleries at Ubirr, Nourlangie and Nanguluwur and see their fascinating record of Aboriginal life over thousands of years. You’ll see images of animals, Dreamtime figures, traditional x-ray art and paintings of early contact with European people. Some paintings are 20 000 years old. Join the free guided walks that run in the dry season.

One of the best times to see Uluru—Australia’s most famous landmark—is at sunset as the sun hits it on its way down, changing the colour of the rock from a sizzling red to burnt orange to a deep purple as the light fades. This incredible spectacle draws visitors from all over the world. Catch an Uluru sunset from one of the viewing areas or join a gourmet dinner, watch it from atop camel or on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle, or you can even do a sunset skydive.

Take a walk to experience Kata Tjuta (also known as ‘the Olgas’), 36 steep domes only a 20-minute drive from Uluru. Kata Tjuta means ‘many heads’ in the local Aboriginal language. Choose from three established walking trails, including the renowned Valley of the Winds walk, a four-hour circuit that takes in two spectacular lookouts and goes into the heart of Kata Tjuta. Early morning is the best time for walking.

Join one of the many tours or drive yourself to explore the Tjoritja/West MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs. Swim in the ranges’ pretty waterholes at Glen Helen Gorge, Ellery Creek Big Hole, Ormiston Gorge or Redbank Gorge. Explore the desert country and its escarpments, such as Standley Chasm, whose walls glow bright red at noon and Simpsons Gap, home to a colony of rock wallabies. Make it a day trip or pack a tent and camp at one of the many campsites.

Thursdays and Sundays during the Top End’s dry season (May–October) herald one of Darwin’s biggest drawcards: the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets. Wander around some 60 food stalls that serve dishes from every corner of the earth—Thai and Indian to Brazilian and Portuguese. Try fragrant paella bejewelled with mussels, a Japanese omelette with sticky sauce, authentic laksa or a fresh mango smoothie. Eat on the beach as the sun sinks into the ocean right in front of your eyes.

Pack a picnic and spend the day swimming under waterfalls at Litchfield National Park, a local favourite 1.5 hours from Darwin. Glide under the impressive double cascades of Wangi and Florence falls that drop into sublime natural swimming holes, or soak in the tiered rock pools at Buley Rockhole. These three main swimming areas are all within short drives of each other on sealed roads. Or jump in a four-wheel drive to experience the lesser-known Tjaynera Falls (Sandy Creek).

Plan a sunset stop at Karlu Karlu (the Devils Marbles) an hour south of Tennant Creek. At this time of day, the hundreds of granite boulders scattered around a shallow valley turn a fiery red as the sun sets—an unforgettable sight. Take the interpretive walk to learn about the site’s significance to the Warramungu people.

Download The Essential Northern Territory Drive Map and Travel Guide here

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