Sparsely populated with a Red Heart, the Top End of Australia.
Melville is the second largest island off the coast of Australia, after Tasmania.
The islands are very much a tropical paradise, due to restrictions placed by the traditional owners of these islands, the Tiwi peoples, visitors are only allowed to Bathurst Island and only during the months of May to October.
Although the Top End of Australia resisted settlement by the Europeans for many years due to its remoteness, Darwin has a lot to offer visitors. See the Darwin and Surrounds weather conditions Darwin Weather and Surrounds.
The Parks and Reserves in the NT are both remote yet beautiful in their wildness. Exploring the rich cultural diversity of the Northern Territory Aboriginal nations makes for an intriguing stay.
The huge desert areas, located in the centre and south of the NT has scenery dating back more than 800 million years and called the Red Centre.
The red sand and soils get their colour from the rusting iron oxides.A walkway connects the Cultural Centre to Perth railway station.The Scitech Discovery Centre is an interactive science museum, with regularly changing exhibitions designed to inform and educate visitors on a large range of science and technology based subjects.Permits are usually required to enter these lands, better yet, go with experienced Aboriginal guides on one or more of the many tours and cruises.Places like Darwin and Alice Springs have a number of Aboriginal culture tours available, where you can learn about the food, the arts and way of life in the Outback from the indigenous perspective.The Western Australian Maritime Museum, located on Victoria Quay contains galleries with maritime themes such as the Indian Ocean, the Swan River, fishing, maritime trade and naval defence.