Getting To & From
Excellent sealed highways provide easy access into the Top End region. The Stuart Highway from Adelaide, the Barkly Highway from Queensland, and the Victoria Highway from Western Australia are sealed all the way. For the more adventurous traveller, access into the Top End may also be made by way of the Savannah Way, entering our region from Queensland on an unsealed road that starts at Wollogorang. But no matter which way you decide to go, caravanning or driving, the Top End offers an incredible range of attractions and top class facilities for our motoring and caravanning visitors, to ensure that your visit to the region is a memorable one. Hire a vehicle in the Top End here.
Daily scheduled flights to Darwin operate from every mainland Australian capital city. Darwin, being the closest Australian capital city to Asia, has regular international air services from Singapore, Philippines, Japan and Indonesia. It is possible when booking your flights to arrange for a rental car or 4WD awaiting your arrival at Darwin airport. Airport collections attract an additional fee.
Great Southern Rail offers visitors to the Top End the opportunity to enjoy one of the world’s great train journeys aboard The Ghan. The regular service from Adelaide to Darwin stops at Alice Springs and Katherine before its final destination, Darwin. Arriving twice a week in the high season, it is a truly memorable way to experience the wonders of this unique landscape.
Darwin and the Top End region is well serviced by Greyhound Australia - Australia’s only national bus service. They provide comfortable, hassle free and affordable coach services to people of all ages and to all corners of Australia.
Many cruise ships now include the Northern Territory in their schedules, often including a day stopover in Darwin. Expedition cruises are becoming a popular way to visit remote north coast Aboriginal art communities in Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt.