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Visitor Information

Tourism NT, Tourism House, 43 Mitchell St., Darwin, NT 0800 (tel. 13 67 68 in Australia or 08/8951 8471; www.travelnt.com), can supply information on Darwin, Litchfield National Park, Kakadu National Park, Katherine, and other destinations in the territory. The website can help you find a travel agent who specializes in the Northern Territory; details many hotels, tour operators, rental-car companies, and attractions; and features a special fishing guide. The Commission's Territory Discoveries division (www.holidaysnt.com) offers package deals.

The Tourism Top End information center in Darwin and Katherine Visitor Information Centre can supply information about the Top End in addition to their local regions.

Traveling in the Wet

Some roads will be under water throughout the Wet, while others can flood unexpectedly, leaving you cut off for hours, days, or even months. Flash floods pose dangers to unwary motorists. Don't cross a flooded road unless you know the water is shallow, the current gentle, and the road intact. Never wade into the water, because crocodiles may be present. If you're cut off, the only thing to do is wait, so it's smart to travel with food and drinking water in remote parts. Check road conditions every day by calling the Northern Territory Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment's 24-hour recorded report on road conditions (tel. 1800/246 199; www.roadreport.nt.gov.au); dropping into or calling the AANT in Darwin during office hours; or tuning in to local radio stations. Tour companies, tourist bureaus, and police stations should also be able to help.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.