NORTH­ERN EX­PO­SURE

Priscilla: Queen of the Desert IS TOUR­ING THE COUNTRY AGAIN, A PER­FECT RE­MINDER OF HOW THE RUGGED BEAUTY OF THE North­ern Ter­ri­tory IN­SPIRED THE ICONIC AUSSIE TALE.

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The 10th an­niver­sary Australian tour of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert is stomp­ing its gi­ant stiletto heels around the stages of the country, win­ning over a new gen­er­a­tion of fans.

The iconic Aussie yarn, about three drag per­form­ers who head out on the road trip of a life­time on a bus called Priscilla, was first brought to life in the Os­car-win­ning movie and then hit the stage, be­com­ing a sen­sa­tion on Broad­way and in Lon­don’s West End.

Now Priscilla’s back home with Tony-nom­i­nated star TONY SHEL­DON and opens in May at Syd­ney’s Capi­tol Theatre. And yet, for all the glitz and high camp of the se­quin-drenched show, there’s some­thing so Australian about their trek to the Red Cen­tre as they ex­plore their own lives – it strikes such a chord.

While the show’s sets con­vey a lot the ut­ter bril­liance of the out­back, it was the stun­ning vis­tas cap­tured on the big screen that in­tro­duced the North­ern Ter­ri­tory to a global au­di­ence – and have been bring­ing in the tourists ever since. This is the per­fect time of the year to go ex­plor­ing the North­ern Ter­ri­tory, as the cooler days as au­tumn turns to win­ter make ex­plor­ing the arid land­scapes far eas­ier and more en­joy­able than in the scorch­ing sum­mer months.

There’s so much to see in the Top End! And now there are also more flights than ever into Dar­win, so that’s a very good place to get your jour­ney of dis­cov­ery started...

Keep clear of the crocs in glo­ri­ous Kakadu! Its colours fade but the majesty of the mono­lith never does. Kings Canyon is a ge­o­graphic won­der.

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