Sport and Gaming

Play hard like a Territorian or just relax and have fun

Whether you’re in it to win it or prefer just to watch it, the Northern Territory is sporting territory. Glorious local weather during the southern winter makes it a natural destination for players and spectators of all sports from April to October.

In fact the locals enjoy playing and supporting all codes of football; AFL, NRL, rugby union and soccer.  They’re just as nuts about golf, tennis, hockey and netball. Boating, sailing and windsurfing are natural ways to enjoy Darwin’s delightful harbour while those who prefer something faster can jump on a jet ski or hire a pair of water skis. Whether you’re a dedicated competitor or professional spectator, be prepared to indulge your sporting passion in the Northern Territory.


If you’re serious about your fishing, then it’s time you thought seriously about a visit to the Northern Territory. Our beautiful waters are home to some of the hottest tropical sportfishing action available anywhere.


Whether you tee off on a putt-putt course or one of the world’s best desert course in Alice Springs, a round of golf is a fantastic way to enjoy the Northern Territory’s incredible outdoor scenery.


Those feeling lucky should follow the sparkling palm trees to Darwin’s Sky City Casino or if in Alice Springs, relax in the elegant comfort of Lasseters. Others can head to the track for a day at the races they’ll never never forget.


Head to one of the Top End’s lakes or dams or out on Darwin Harbour to be pulled around by a motorboat at electrifying speeds. Waterskiing is a fast and furious way for adrenalin junkies to get acquainted with our famous waterways.