An ever popular trip through the Northern Territory is The Explorer’s Way – a 3,245 kilometre North to South route that follows the path of explorer John McDouall Stuart who was the first person to make the trip in 1862.
Stretching from Darwin right down to Adelaide in South Australia, the trail was blazed for the Overland Telegraph – a telegraph line connecting Darwin to Port Augusta that was completed in 1872.
You can start your trip in the South, or head on down from Darwin, viewing many of the wondrous sights the Northern Territory has to offer.
A drive along Explorer’s Way will take you past ancient landscapes where Aborigines have lived for tens of thousands of years. Watch in awe as kangaroos hop alongside your vehicle and you experience the “real Australia” – a world like you would never see anywhere else.
Watch and appreciate as the landscape turns into a sea of colours, textures and fragrances; see the amazing termite mounds that dot the State, wonder at the rainforests and waterfalls and embrace the abundant flora and fauna as you truly experience the centre of Australia. You might even get to take part in some local events along the way, such as the annual Finke Desert Race, the Camel Cup Carnival or the Darwin Festival.
The Explorer’s Way is an encounter through the Red Centre that you will want on your bucket list.