Growing Tourism in Kakadu
Tourism Master Plan to revitalise Kakadu National Park
The Kakadu Tourism Master Plan is a ten-year strategy to grow culturally appropriate tourism in the national park and was developed in consultation with Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, Board of Management and the tourism industry.
Highlights of the innovative projects which make up the Kakadu Tourism Master Plan include:
- New visitor services hubs at Mary River, South Alligator and East Alligator
- New accommodation including ecolodges, wellness retreats, family holiday park and safari camps
- Upgrades to viewing boardwalks, platforms and amenities at world-class rock art sites, Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and Ubirr
- Upgrades to campgrounds including major upgrades to popular visitor sites, Maguk and Karnamarr
- Upgrades to tourism roads and access to key sites
- Greater connectivity to improve mobile coverage and provide WiFi services
- A World Heritage visitor centre to showcase Kakadu’s significant cultural and natural values
- An expanded major events calendar focusing on increasing cultural events with Bininj/Mungguy businesses, such as the Taste of Kakadu festival and seasonal ranger programs
Works completed to deliver on the investment include:
- Upgrade of the Cahills Crossing Viewing Area and visitor site including three new viewing platforms and a picnic area linked by a new rainforest walk.
- Works to raise the Jim Jim Creek Crossing for safe access to Twin Falls.
- The re-opening of Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre following upgrades and improves to facilities.
Parks Australia will continue to work with Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, and in consultation with key stakeholders, to ensure the successful delivery of the plan in a culturally and environmentally appropriate way.
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