Australia’s Northern Territory with Kelley Ferro – Landscapes

Globetrotter and film-maker Kelley Ferro helped us produce a video on Australia’s incredible Northern Territory. Each of her videos had a theme, but before she even arrived, she planned on one entire episode focusing on the landscapes, surroundings and natural environment of the area. First off, being a desert-like terrain, the night sky, sunsets and sunrises were absolutely phenomenal. The region is considered one of the best ‘star-gazing’ locations and is also home to the world’s largest telescope.

Stars and sun aside, one epic highlight of any trip to the ‘red centre’ (as it’s often called by locals) is a visit to Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock. Renamed in respect of the traditional owners of the land, it’s not only the world’s largest and most recognized rock, it’s a sacred and holy site to the indigenous tribes in the area. An enormous section of ‘the rock’ is off limits to foreigners, including photographs from afar. There’s an effort to discourage travellers from climbing the rock – once commonplace. But embracing the aboriginal point of view can only enhance your time here.

The Australian Aboriginals had an interesting way of perceiving constellations – not as shapes made up of linking bright stars, but shapes existing in only the black space, the darkness, between stars…We suggest treating Uluru the same – try and look past the obvious and discover real Australian culture take shape, hidden alongside one of its stars: Uluru.

Checkout the other video’s in Kelley’s series she produced in conjunction with us, Northern Territory tourism, AFAR Magazine and USTOA.

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VP of Marketing - When he’s not paddling a canoe or drinking copious amounts of coffee, you’ll find Adam talking about some kind of travel plans. He spent a month doing Tai-Chi in China, horse-camped in Mongolia, rode 3rd class trains all over India, tour-guided in Europe, worked in Namibia and surfed in Costa Rica – the travel bug bit this Canadian repeatedly. Food is one highlight of any destination for him, and he’s admitted on a few times to be willing to try just about any food once, and apparently “putrefied shark wasn't that bad”.

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