NT Police investigators were tonight heading to a spot about 100 kilometres north of Alice Springs, where the man was earlier found. Detective Superintendent Travis Wurst said police were notified of the death just before 5:30pm.

It is understood he was found south of the Aileron Roadhouse.

“It is believed a male has suffered a stab wound to his neck,” Mr Wurst said.

He said ambulance officers attended, but the man died at the scene.

Aileron is a small outpost that is known for its annual rodeo and as home to the Aileron cattle station.