The Northern Territory is a Federal territory of Australia, occupying much of the center of the mainland continent, as well as the Central Northern regions. Known as the 'real outback' it represents nature on a grand scale and contains some of the most recognizable natural icons in Australia. The Northern Territory's 52 national parks and nature conservation reserves contain hundreds of rare species of flora, native wildlife and, of course, crocodiles, while the outback offers vast wide-open spaces and pioneering journeys. The NT is also renowned for Aboriginal cultural experiences. As home to Australia’s largest population of Aboriginal people, the NT offers a rich array of Aboriginal culture with its 40,000 year old traditions – including basket weaving, spear fishing, story telling, rock art and bush tucker tastings on Aboriginal guided tours. The Territory also contains the world’s biggest collection of Aboriginal art.