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How much money will you need for your trip to Northern Territory? You should plan to spend around AU$189 ($122) per day on your vacation in Northern Territory, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, AU$52 ($33) on meals for one day and AU$84 ($54) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Northern Territory for a couple is AU$150 ($96). So, a trip to Northern Territory for two people for one week costs on average AU$2,650 ($1,704). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Northern Territory for one week usually costs around AU$1,325 for one person. So, a trip to Northern Territory for two people costs around AU$2,650 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs AU$5,301 in Northern Territory. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Northern Territory can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Northern Territory? How much money do I need for Northern Territory?

How much does a trip to Northern Territory cost? Is Northern Territory cheap or expensive? The average Northern Territory trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Northern Territory prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Northern Territory
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Northern Territory is AU$75. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Northern Territory is AU$150. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Northern Territory

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Transportation Budget in Northern Territory
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Northern Territory is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent AU$84 per person, per day, on local transportation in Northern Territory.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Northern Territory
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Rental Cars in Northern Territory
The price of renting a car in Northern Territory will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Northern Territory
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  • While meal prices in Northern Territory can vary, the average cost of food in Northern Territory is AU$52 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Northern Territory should cost around AU$21 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Northern Territory is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Northern Territory
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  • Entertainment and activities in Northern Territory typically cost an average of AU$49 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Northern Territory
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  • The average person spends about AU$17 on alcoholic beverages in Northern Territory per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Northern Territory On a Budget
Northern Territory Karlu Karlu - Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, Northern Territory, Australia
For the chance to see nature at its grandest, put Australia's Northern Territory at the top of your list. The federal territory covering much of central Australia is what most people picture when they imagine an adventure n Australia. It's the real outback.

While this state contains some of the most breathtaking flora and fauna, it's also home to a rather posh capital. The city of Darwin is tropical, small and quite diverse. There are at least 50 different nationalities making up Darwin's 110,000 population.

With the largest Aboriginal population, this region is perfect for immersing yourself in the 40,000-year-old culture. Visit one of their villages and witness their expert skills at basket weaving, spear fishing and story telling.

When making the decision to travel to Australia, keep in mind that their seasons are the opposite of North America. While the climate tends to stay pretty mild all yearlong, don't be surprised to see that they are experiencing their wintertime when we are ready to lay by the pool all day.
A trip to the Northern Territory should really begin in the capital city of Darwin. There is so much history in this region, including the Fannie Bay Gaol. As Darwin's major prison for nearly 100 years, this jail certainly has plenty of stories to tell tourists.

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is the perfect attraction for a traveler looking to absorb the area's art, history and culture. You'll especially see a large collection of Aboriginal art and material crafts.

And, of course, everyone comes to this area to see the exquisite nature. With 52 national parks and reservations, the Northern Territory is a goldmine for people eager to see rare species of wildlife. Set against the most stunning backdrop, animal watching has never felt so exciting.
This territory is comprised of four different regions. In the north you have the Top End region, which serves as home to the capital city of Darwin and the Kakadu National Park. The Victoria River Region is a vast area full of adventure, history and nature. The Barkly Tableland is rather sparse but includes Tennant Creek and the Devils Marbles. The southernmost region lies in the heart of central Australia. The Red Center is the real outback – home to Alice Springs, Uluru National Park, and other Australian icons.

If you can think of an adventure, you can do it in the Northern Territory. This is the perfect place to do that one thing you've always dreamed of. Take a balloon ride over the sunrise on the outback. Swim in the pristine pools of Berry Springs. Explore the rocky red heart of Australia on one of the many bushwalks. Soar overhead the gorges and valleys in a helicopter ride. Canoeing, camping, four-wheel driving, even camel rides are all options – usually available out of Darwin.

Whether you want simply stroll and search for wallabies, or take your adrenaline to the max, it's possible in the Northern Territory.
Food and Dining
Naturally, many of the Northern Territory's eateries can be found outdoors. It's always recommended to try the local flavors, but in particular you don't want to miss Cullen Bay's seafood selections or the pub grub in Fannie Bay. If you are planning on braving some camping and hiking in the outback, you'll want to be sure to grab some of the exotic produce and treats found at the many markets in town.

Another can't miss treat is the Aboriginal bush tucker. Used for tens of thousands of years by the natives, this bus tucker is a mixture of plants and animals used in a variety of ways to be sure to extract the best nutritional and medicinal values. Give it a try and see if it helps you tackle the outback better.

Traveling around the Northern Territory can be a challenge, as it's so expansive. There are flights available through the region, and a consistently running train. The Ghan train runs from south to north with stops to major cities along the way.

The most convenient and scenic way to experience the outback, however, is to drive through it. There are five themed drives to take on – the Explorer's Way, Savannah Way, Red Centre Way, Binns Track and Nature's Way. Each has their own story and adventure. If you are going to drive, know you won't miss much with 96% of the Northern Territory's accessible by sealed roads.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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