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28 Reasons Why Australia's Top End May Actually Be Better Than Bali

Time to rethink your next tropical holiday destination.

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We tend to think of Bali as the ultimate tropical destination, but the Northern Territory is just a couple of extra hours on the plane, and feels like paradise.

1. You can swim in the clearest blue water...

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This is Katherine Hot Springs. Get details here!

2. As well as in amazing waterfalls...

Check out Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park for beautiful waterfalls.
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Check out Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park for beautiful waterfalls.

3. Or in a wave pool.

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There are just so many things to do in the water. This wave lagoon is located in Darwin.

4. You can interact with native animals, like these cute wallabies.

You can see a bit more of them here!
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You can see a bit more of them here!

5. And this sweet mum wallaby.

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6. Even this adorable baby kangaroo.

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7. The reptiles are also fun to hang out with, like this snake who just wanted a hug.

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8. There are plenty of activities for adrenaline junkies.

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Have a look here.

9. You can ride in a doorless helicopter.

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10. Or a floatplane.

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11. You can also see crocodiles, up close and personal.

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Though make sure you don't approach the crocodiles without an authorised guide present.

12. But for something more relaxing, you can canoe through stunning gorges.

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13. Or enjoy a chilled-out cruise through a lagoon.

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14. If you're lucky, you'll get to see some Australian wildlife up close!

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15. You can also hike in national parks and be greeted with an amazing view at the top.

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16. You can learn how to make Aboriginal art from Indigenous artists themselves.

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17. And you can also learn how to make a fire the traditional way.

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It's a truly authentic experience. Learn more here.

18. Plus, camping in the bush allows you to witness the most beautiful skies ever.

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19. Or you can opt for more luxurious accommodation, like this literal crocodile-shaped hotel.

Salty Wings/Kakadu Tourism / Via instagram.com

20. Wherever you go, you'll always see breathtaking sunsets. Over the water...

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21. And in the skies.

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22. Some locations are so surreal, you'll feel like you're on another planet.

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Have a look here.

23. Because nature is preserved here.

Ubirr offers amazing 360º views! Learn more here.
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Ubirr offers amazing 360º views! Learn more here.

24. There's such a wide variety of food to eat.

From gourmet breakfasts, to Japanese sushi burgers, there's something for everyone!
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From gourmet breakfasts, to Japanese sushi burgers, there's something for everyone!

25. You can visit anytime of the year because the weather is almost always warm and sunny.

Except for the occasional monsoon rain during the wet season that runs from November - April each year.
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Except for the occasional monsoon rain during the wet season that runs from November - April each year.

26. And it doesn't feel crowded.

With the Northern Territory population at just over 200,000 on such vast land, it's easy to find peace and quiet.
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With the Northern Territory population at just over 200,000 on such vast land, it's easy to find peace and quiet.

27. Australians will always make you feel at home.

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28. Which is exactly why you should seriously consider visiting the Top End for your next tropical holiday.

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Travel was provided by Tourism Australia. Camera equipment supported by Canon. BuzzFeed writers do not guarantee coverage.