Overview OF NORTHERN TERRITORY. Sources of destination and information. There are many different sources that can be accessed to gain information about various destinations. Though when conducting my research for this site I used a number of different resources, these include using;
Overview OF NORTHERN TERRITORY
There are many different sources that can be accessed to gain information about various destinations. Though when conducting my research for this site I used a number of different resources, these include using;
Visiting local travel agents and gathering there information
Using NSW state tourism website, which is seen below
Also using the Australian Tourism website, which can be seen below
Encyclopaedia and other reference books found in the local library such as “the Lonely Planet”
Using a network system, of people who have travelled around NSW, and using their first hand experience.
One of the main major man-made tourist attractions is Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Uluru is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft.) high (863 m/2,831 ft. above sea level) with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km (5.8 mi) in circumference. Uluru First opened On 19 July 1873, the surveyor William Gosse sighted the landmark and named it Ayers Rock in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Ayers. Since then, both names have been used, although Ayers Rock was the name used by most people.
Uluru( Ayers Rock ) has become renown and an international symbol of Northern Territory
There are many different forms of transport that can be of service within NSW, these can include major freeways linking Darwin to Tennant Creek, Brisbane to Tennant Creek, Darwin to Alice Springs or Alice Springs to Adelaide
NT also has a public train service that links together all of the major cities and towns and also connecting the major cities with some of the smaller but popular tourist attractions found in smaller cities or towns.
This train network is called The Ghan
The history of the Northern Territory began over 40,000 years ago when Indigenous Australians settled the region. Makassan traders began trading with the indigenous people of the Northern Territory for trepang from at least the 18th century onwards , and possibly for 300 years prior to that.
The coast of the Territory was first seen by Europeans in the 17th century. The British were the first to attempt to settle the coastal regions of the Territory in the 19th century; however no attempt was successful until the establishment of a settlement at Port Darwin in 1869.
Fort Dundas was the first settlement in Northern Australia, however poor relations with the Tiwi, cyclones, and other difficulties of tropical living led to the Fort being abandoned in 1828. A second settlement was established on the Cobourg Peninsula at Raffles Bay on 18 June 1827. Fort Wellington was founded by Captain James Stirling, however it was also abandoned in 1829.
The 26th January is the Day on which Australians commemorate the founding of the modern Australian nation. Flag-raising ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies, barbecues, fireworks and regattas are just a few of the events which take place.
Northern Territory is home to 229,675 people
The Northern Territory's economy is largely driven by mining, which is concentrated on energy producing minerals, petroleum and energy and contributes around $2.5 billion to the gross state product and employs over 4,600 people. Mining accounts for 26 per cent of the gross state product in 2006 - 2007 compared to just 7 per cent nationally.
Tourism is one of the major industries on the Northern Territory. Iconic destinations such as Uluru and Kakadu make the Northern Territory a popular destination for domestic and international travellers. Diverse landscapes, spectacular waterfalls, wide open spaces, aboriginal culture, wild and untamed wildlife, all create a unique opportunity for the visitor to immerse themselves in the natural wonder that the Northern Territory offers. Images of Uluru (Ayers Rock) are recognised around the world ensuring that Tourism in the Northern Territory will remain a vital component of its future. In 2005-06, 1.38 million people visited the Northern Territory. They stayed for 9.2 million nights and spent over $1.5 billion.
There are countless events that are held in Northern Territory annually, several of these include:
Alice Springs Master Games
Australian Superbike Championship series, RD 3, Hidden Valley, Darwin 15-1
V8 Supercars SKYCITY Triple Crown, Hidden Valley, Darwin NT June 17-19
2011 World solar Challenge Build a car that only runs on the power of the sun
Hottest 7’S in the World Rugby tournament Darwin sat 22nd & Sun 23rd of January 2011
MTB Enduro Alice Springs NT, 16th to 20th may 2011 7 stage MTB race over 5 days
BASSINTHEGRASS Music Festival Sat 21st may The event has long been known for its ability to attract the hottest talent in Australia and locally, right to our own backyard at the iconic Darwin Amphitheatre
Australia Day 26 JAN 2012 - 26 JAN 2012
Battery Hill Mining Centre and Tingkkarli/Lake Mary Ann
Take part and help celebrate Australia’s very own special day.
On 26 January the nation celebrates what's great about being Australian with official and formal functions as well as fun activities with family and friends.
There is Festivals and Sports at the Venue on Australia Day