Five reasons the NT is so much fun

Love a fun event, but want to try something you can’t do back home? The Northern Territory is home to some of Australia’s quirkiest events that you won’t soon forget!

If trackside racing is your thing, visit Uluru in May to take part in the Uluru Camel Cup. It’s like the Melbourne Cup, with some extra humps thrown in. Enjoy all the racing action and fashion you’d expect from a trackside event, against a stunning desert backdrop.

Knitterbugs and headwear enthusiasts will want to head to Alice Springs in June for the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Yep, it’s a whole festival dedicated to beanies, berets, and toques in the middle of the Australian desert. From the flamboyant to the fashion forward, you’re bound to find a one-of-a-kind piece to keep your noggin warm this winter.

Or if you’re in the Red Centre during August, check out the action-packed Henley on Todd Regatta. This event is as close as you’ll get to a seaside escapade in the desert. Join a team with some locals and man a bottomless ship with your legs, Flintstones style.

Test your maritime engineering skills at the Darwin Beer Can Regatta in July. It’s the event that takes on recycling in the most spectacular way possible. Build a tinny from tin cans and set sail on an epic maiden voyage from Darwin’s Mindil Beach. When you’re ready to dock, grab a feed next door at the famous Mindil Beach Markets.

Fancy yourself as a bit of wrangler? Live on the edge and put your toes on the line in Darwin’s Barefoot Mud Crab Tying Competition in August. The unofficial world record is three crabs in under 22 seconds!

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