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The Ghan Expedition - 4 days

- The Ghan Four Day Expedition Darwin to Adelaide (Aug-Oct 2016). Book now for 2016 and save up to 20% MORE>
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FREE CAMEL RIDE with The Rock Tour

- Book our 3 day 'The Rock Tour' and receive ABSOLUTELY FREE a camel ride (ntstandby customers only) MORE>
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The Ghan - Darwin to Alice Springs or v.v

- Super Rail Saver fares from Darwin to Alice Springs (or vice versa) from $ 269. Book Now. MORE>
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The Ghan - Adelaide to Alice Springs or v.v

- Super Rail Saver fares from Adelaide to Alice Springs (or vice versa) from $ 269. Book Now. MORE>
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The Ghan - Advance purchase

- Book Gold Cabins now for 2016 and save up to 20% MORE>
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The Scenic Flight Company - Birthday Special

- It's our birthday and you get the presents!
One Hour Flight $200 per Adult!
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1 day Litchfield trip

- SAVE $ 51 on this 1 day Litchfield Day MORE>
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1 Day Kakadu With Scenic Flight SPECIAL

- SAVE on AAT Kings Kakadu / Scenic Flight. Visit Nourlangie Rock, enjoy buffet lunch at Cooinda, cruise the iconic Yellow Waters & take to the air. MORE>
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FREE CAMEL RIDE with safari

- Book our 5 day Adelaide to Alice Springs 'The Rock Tour' and receive ABSOLUTELY FREE a camel ride (ntstandby customers only) MORE>
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The Ghan - Darwin to Adelaide or v.v.

- Darwin to Adelaide (or vice versa) only $ 338 Book now. MORE>
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Kakadu National Park

- SAVE on this 1 day Kakadu Tour special. Enjoy Yellow Water Cruise and Nourlangie Rock. MORE>

Welcome to ntstandby (launched October 12th, 2006).
We are a Northern Territory tours and travel agency which specialises in offering great standby deals on Northern Territory tours, barramundi fishing, blue water fishing, 4WD hire, car hire, the Ghan and accommodation in the Northern Territory. Tours and travel locations that we cover include Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kings Canyon, Katu Tjuta, Kakadu, Litchfield, Katherine (Nitmiluk), Arnhemland, Tiwi Islands and more.

Tour Reviews - Top rated tours recommended by ntstandby travellers after their Northern Territory travel experiences. (maximum score is 5 stars, total number of reviews in brackets.)

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Darwin in the capital of the Northern Territory. Its rich, diverse history is dominated by the Christmas Day 1974 Cyclone Tracey and the 1942 World War 2 bombing of Darwin. Quintessential Darwin tours and experiences include a sunset Darwin harbour cruise, Mindal Beach markets, the outdoor Darwin Deckchair Cinema or a blue water or barramundi fishing trip. The NT Museum and Art Gallery is also renowned. Darwin provides a great hub to travel to Kakadu , Litchfield National Park, Katherine, the Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile cruises and more. Darwin tours and travel information >


Uluru (also known as Ayers Rock) is Australia's most recognised natural wonder, it stands at 348 metres high with a 9.4km circumference. It is located 440 kms south-west of Alice Springs. Uluru is a unique and sacred place with great cultural significance to the Anangu traditional owners. a World Heritage Area for both its cultural and natural values. Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is found 30 kms west of Uluru, it is a group of spectacular red domes. Uluru tours and Kata Tjuta tours are available from Ayers Rock Resort or Alice Springs.


Situated 250 km East of Darwin, Kakadu provides a variety of unique experiences. Boasting 280 species, or a third of Australia s bird species, Kakadu is a haven for bird life, the Yellow Water Cruise providing an excellent opportunity for birds and crocodile spotting. Kakadu boasts outstanding opportunities to view Aboriginal Rock art, dating back up to 40,000 years ago. Aboriginal cultural tours and cruises are accessible from Kakadu. The South Alligator, East Alligator and Yellow Water billabong also provide an opportunity to catch the famed sportfish, the barramundi. Kakadu tours are available from Kakadu or Darwin. Self drive trips are also possible. Kakadu tours and travel information >

Alice Springs

Alice Springs. Central Australia s historic and iconic outback town. Discover Alice Springs and its surrounds with a serene sunrise balloon flight, an exhilarating outback quad bike, a Harley or even a camel ride. Surrounding attractions include the Desert Park, School of the Air, Royal Flying Doctor, Standley Chasm, Simpsons Gap, Palm Valley and Chambers Pillar. Alice Springs offers an ideal base to visit Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and the East and West MacDonnell Ranges. Half, one day or multiple day tours depart Alice Springs, alternatively hire a car or 4WD and self drive and experience Alice Springs and its surrounding natural wonders.


Dominated by waterfalls, Litchfield National Park provides outstanding opportunities to swim in the Northern Territories spectacular water holes and waterfalls. With its furthest point being 165 kms from Darwin, Litchfield provides an ideal day trip or you can hire a car and self drive from Darwin. Litchfield offers easy access where you can step out of your bus/car and be a short walk to Buley or Wangi Falls, plus some off road opportunities. Some Litchfield tours include the Adelaide River Jumping crocodiles cruise or longer trips can visit Kakadu and Katherine.


Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) boasts a 13 gorge system, opportunities to see Katherine Gorge include 2 and 4 hour cruises, plus dawn or sunset dinner cruises options. Half/full day canoeing is also available. Spectacular helicopter flights allow you to appreciate Nitmiluk by air, a variety of walks are also available including the 4-5 day " Jatbula Trail " offering an outstanding opportunity for the adventurer to experience the Top End. One day Katherine Tours from Darwin are also available. Katherine tours and travel information >

Darwin Cruises

A Darwin harbour cruise is a must for anyone visiting Darwin. Enjoy a sunset cruise or afternoon cruise on Darwin Harbour. A variety of cruises are available, enjoy a renowned Darwin sunset and dinner cruise aboard the 'Charles Darwin' or the 'Cape Adieu'. Take in the sunset on a cruise aboard the restored schooner the "Tumlaren", or aboard 'Streeter' the beautifully restored pearl lugger. Exclusive catamarans, such as the 'City of Darwin' offer smaller cruises or the larger 'Spirit of Darwin' offers afternoon or sunset cruises, ideal for families young and old. Darwin harbour sunset and dinner cruises >

The Ghan

The Ghan is a living legend. Board The Ghan in Adelaide, Darwin or Alice Springs and experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world. The Ghan is the ultimate journey through the heart of the continent. Marvel at the spectacular Australian landscapes from Adelaide countryside to the Red Centre, through to the tropical Top End. Your choice of luxurious Private Carriages, Platinum or Gold Cabins, all with comfort and fine dining. Connections on the Indian Pacific are available from Sydney, Perth (or Melbourne). The Ghan train travel >











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