When the music stops and the lights come on, hang up your heels and escape to the Northern Territory for a post-Mardi Gras jaunt.

Repair the party damage and choose your tonic — serene desert landscapes or sultry tropical nights.

Indulge in Darwin’s enviable lifestyle and make the most of its eclectic markets, outstanding restaurants, bars and cafes. Get hot and sweaty at Throb nightclub.

Feel the rhythm of the night with the gay community of the Top End.

Discover the landscapes of Kakadu and Arnhem Land. The towering escarpments, lush wetlands, booming waterfalls and colours all shades of green will amaze you as much as the culture that calls it home.

Join the Aboriginal-guided Guluyambi cruise on the East Alligator River or cruise at dawn to spot wildlife, birds and crocodiles on the world-famous Yellow Water Billabong.

Katherine is where the outback meets the tropics and hidden gems lie in between.

Best known for Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, it’s the home of abundant waterways and rugged escarpments that set the scene for real Territory-style adventure.

Strap on your spurs and wear your best plaid for the Katherine Country Music Muster from April 30 – May 2.

A cultural oasis, Alice Springs has more Aboriginal art galleries than anywhere else in the world. Its surprises are as numerous as the natural wonders and adventure activities that surround it.

Go west, exploring the chasms and gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges. And don’t miss taking a dip at Ellery Creek Bighole.

Rising 348 metres from the red desert sands of Central Australia, Uluru is an unforgettable sight and it is impossible to ignore its spiritual presence.

Let the wind in your hair unleash your rebel spirit on a Harley ride around Kata Tjuta National Park.

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