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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2010
australia the education destination | 5 7 australian state profiles northern territory the top end of australia provides a top education With a distinctly australian tWist, Writes kathy purcell. STUDENTS WANTING to reach the heart and soul of Australia needn’t look further than the Northern Territory. The Territory gives you an up-close view of Australia’s Indigenous history and culture in a breath-taking landscape. The Northern Territory is strongly multicultural with a population of just over 200,000. Most people live in the capital city of Darwin and the regional centres of Alice Springs and Katherine. Live and study in an exotic environment The Territory varies in climate and landscape from the Top End to the Red Centre. The Top End is stunning with thick rainforests and a dramatic coastline. The climate is tropical with a wet season that runs from November to April followed by a dry season from May to October. Darwin is in the Top End and borders the Timor Sea. The Port of Darwin links Australia to neighbouring South-east Asia and beyond. Here in the capital city, you can shop at the local markets and taste the culinary delights of the multicultural menu. Take a dip in one of the many safe swimming spots or go fishing like the locals. Alice Springs and Tennant Creek are in the Red Centre, a name which perfectly describes the red desert soil that covers much of the land. Its harsh landscape is dramatically different to that of the Top End. Although remote, the Red Centre is accessible by car, train, bus or plane. The Red Centre experiences Australia’s typical four-season climate with hot summer days and cold winter nights. The Red Centre is home to Uluru (Ayers Rock), one of Australia’s major tourist attractions. The environment of the Red Centre also surprises visitors with its hidden waterholes and amazing wildlife. University – research expertise The Northern Territory has a world-class university – Charles Darwin University – with several campuses throughout the Top End and the Red Centre. Students are offered a northern territory
The Education Destination
Australia The Education Destination 2011