However aboriginal people own today half of the land in Northern Territories including Kakadu NP and Uluru-Katja Tjuta which are leased back to the federal government. It is however difficult for short term visitors to make meaningful contact with aborigines as they prefer to be left by themselves.
Darwin is a very good base for trips in to the largest and most famous natural areas in Australia. During our trips through Northern territories we saw large area that had been lightly burned. This is the result of a very smart fire management practiced by Aborgines. The fires burn slowly, reducing fuel loads and creating fire breaks. Not all the area is burnt, with the end result a mosaic of burnt and unburnt country.