11 Jan 2018
NT named top 2018 holiday by New York Times
The NT has made the New York Times highly-coveted '52 Places to Go in 2018' list.
The Territory's Top End was named at Number 12 on the annual list, which is is one of the most esteemed and referenced travel guides in the United States.

The New York Times compiles the hot list of 52 global destinations to inspire travellers for the coming year, with destinations ranging from both well-known and off the beaten track.

The NT was one of only two Australian destinations to make the 2018 list, with Tasmania featuring at number 33.

The New York Times' Adam H. Graham highlighted the Top End’s incredible Indigenous cultural experiences such as exclusive access tours to Aboriginal homelands in Kakadu National Park, amazing Arnhem land with Venture North Safaris and local Aboriginal tour company, Pudakul Tours.

The highly regarded travel journalist writing: “Australia’s remote Top End – the northernmost hunk of the NT – is experiencing an uptake of tourism to its Aboriginal communities, the world’s oldest civilisations, according to 2017 DNA analysis. The 2017 Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair saw record crowds, while new camps, tourism and indigenous partnerships are afoot in 2018."

With a print audience of almost 600,000 and a massive monthly online readership of 30 million, the New York Times list has delivered money-can't-buy exposure for the Northern Territory and is testament to the Territory's world class, unique and exceptional cultural experiences.

The US remains an important market for the Territory, with 43,000 US holiday visitors to the NT in 2017 bringing a visitor expenditure of $62 million.

View the full New York Times '52 Best Places to Go' in 2018 list here.