Top Things to Do in the NT this Winter  | Lets Go Caravan and Camping

Top Things to Do in the NT this Winter 

Category: Inspiration, MDRTNT, News, Date: 26 June 2024

The Northern Territory is where the vibrant Red Centre meets the lush, tropical Top End, offering a diverse range of experiences. This winter, immerse yourself in the NT’s iconic landmarks, exciting local events and rich culture. Here’s your guide to the top things to do in the NT this winter. 

The Red Centre: Awe-Inspiring Adventures 

Alice Springs Todd Mall Sunday Market (Regularly throughout winter)

Experience the cultural hub of Alice Springs by visiting the Todd Mall Sunday Market, held regularly throughout the month. Enjoy local cuisine, browse unique souvenirs, and explore the Araluen Arts Centre and local galleries showcasing incredible Aboriginal art. 

Red CentreNATS (August 30 – September 1)

Car enthusiasts should not miss the Red CentreNATS in Alice Springs. This family-friendly winter event features street machines, hot rods, drag racing, burnout competitions, and show-and-shine displays. Enjoy a full program of events, food, and drinks. 

65th Alice Springs Show (July 5-6)

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Alice Springs Show with non-stop fun, including competitions, free entertainment, show rides, trade spaces, cuddly critters, freestyle bike shows, Aussie Outback Woodchoppers, agriculture displays, arts & crafts, showjumping, and cooking demonstrations. 

winter events in the northern territory

The Top End: Tropical Wonders and Cultural Delights 

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair (August 9-11)

Experience the rich diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, design, and culture at the 18th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair. This premier winter NT event showcases Indigenous artists from across Australia, offering a fantastic opportunity to purchase authentic art and learn about Aboriginal culture. 

Kakadu Bird Week (September 25-29)

Bird lovers can join Kakadu Bird Week, featuring guided birdwatching tours, photography workshops, and cultural events celebrating the region’s diverse birdlife. Explore Kakadu National Park with renowned Australian bird guide Luke Paterson and search for unique bird species. 

Darwin Festival (August 8-24)

Australia’s hottest winter arts festival will be in full swing this August. The Darwin Festival offers a vibrant program of music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. Visit Festival Park for nightly performances, food stalls, and a lively atmosphere. Highlights include the Sunset Concert Series and the Indigenous Music Awards. 

From the dramatic landscapes of the Red Centre to the tropical allure of the Top End, the NT offers an unforgettable array of experiences and events this winter. Whether you’re chasing adventure or soaking up culture, make sure to explore these top things to do. Enjoy your Northern Territory adventure! 

For more exciting events, amazing experiences, and great value deals in the NT:

Tourism Top End

Explore the magnificent Northern Territory of Australia. Find information on exotic wildlife, wetlands, cruises and a lot more with Tourism Top End.

Tourism Red Centre

The Heart. The Soul. The Centre. Welcome to Central Australia. Book your Red Centre adventure – dining, adventures, history, art, culture and more.

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