Hospitality and Tourism
Tourism is one of the Northern Territory’s fastest-growing industries. In recent years, visitor figures have increased by an average of eight percent a year, with the annual growth rate for overseas visitors was about 20 percent.
Significant developments have been established from the “Centre” of Australia to the “Top End,” including the Uluru (Ayers Rock – Mt Olga) Resort, the Darwin and Alice Springs casinos, Plaza Hotels in Darwin and Alice Springs, the Beaufort Hotel in Darwin and the Kakadu “Crocodile Motel” at Jabiru.
Established destinations for visitors include Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge, and traditional owners’ Aboriginal cultural facilities at Melville Island, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, the Katherine Region, and at Ipolera the Centre. A wide range of accommodation from caravan parks to five-star hotels is available. Wilderness attractions include the Wilderness Lodge at Seven Spirit Bay on the Cobourg Peninsula and Kings Canyon. The Conservation Commission and the Tourist Commission work together to protect the Territory’s unique environmental and cultural resources while providing visitors amenities.