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Our site ntstandby.com.au was launched on October 12th 2006.

Dino had previously owned and operated a Travel agency in Darwin (Northern Territory) for eight years. This travel agency specialised in organising tours, fishing, accommodation, The Ghan and car hire within the Northern Territory. Prior to this Dino had seven years experience in the accommodation industry as a hotel manager.

Passing through in 1997 with a mate and a 4WD, Dino instantly loved the landscapes and experiences that the Territory offered, on day two announcing, "I could live here", and like many current Territorians, ended up stay for years longer than he'd planned. His continued passion for exploring the Territory led him to tourism and travel and the eventual creation of ntstandby.

Cyndee Gliddon has been a part of the travel agency since 1997, with her vast experience on tourism and travel in the NT, Cyndee and is an expert in providing the right advice for anyone visiting the Territory. Whenever she has the opportunity. Cyndee likes nothing more than to escape to the bush with her husband Ken and daughter Lydia.

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Here are some happy snaps from our extensive 'research' of the Northern Territory.
The sunset dinner cruise at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge.Charlie the Buffalo. The late and great star of Crocodile Dundee (at Adelaide River Roadhouse)Southern Rockhole. A lazy hour walk from Katherine Gorge. Beautiful (and a well kept secret).
Blue Water fishing. A nice size jewfish (mullaway).Just hatched turtles on Bare Sand Island, making their to the water for the first time.Yellow Water Cruise - sunset (or sunrise) is a great time to see it.
Gotta love catching barraFlight over Jim JIm and Twin Falls (in wet season)Katherine Gorge Helicopter flight
One of the inevitable gazillion crocodile photos you end with after visiting the Top EndOvernight canoeing at Katherine (Nitmiluk) gorgeMy beloved 4WD and one of the many terminte mounds (road to Tjanera Falls. Litchfield National Park)
ACP. Another croc photoCamping at Biddlecomb Falls, Day 1, Jatbula Trail. Katherine to Edith Falls (58km trail)Helicopter flight over Katheiren (Nitmiluk) gorge
NT. There is/was a huge outcry when the no speed limit roads were changed to 130 km/hr