Growing Tourism in Kakadu
Kakadu National Park: Updated list of sites open and reopening to visitors
A bold new vision for Kakadu
In January 2019, the Australian Government announced a $216 million funding package over 10 years to support growing tourism in Kakadu National Park and to support the Jabiru township to transition to a post-mining future. Investing in visitor infrastructure across Kakadu will support visitation to the park, provide employment and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners and encourage private investment in tourism in the park and in Jabiru.
The $216 million package consists of:
- $51 million to support visitor planning and infrastructure upgrades across Kakadu
- $70 million to improve roads and access to key visitor sites
- Up to $60 million towards an Indigenous-led World Heritage Visitor Centre
- $35 million to support remediation of Jabiru
Kakadu Tourism Master Plan
The Kakadu Tourism Master Plan is a 10 year strategy to guide the Australian Government’s $51 million investment into visitor planning and infrastructure upgrades across the park. The Tourism Master Plan will be the roadmap for Kakadu’s success as a tourism destination in the future. The Tourism Master Plan will also look at how to improve key visitor experiences and develop new visitor activities and investment opportunities in a sustainable way, in accordance with the Kakadu National Park Management Plan 2016-2026.
PwC Indigenous Consulting has been engaged to develop the Tourism Master Plan and is working closely with Parks Australia, Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, Kakadu National Park Board of Management, the Northern Territory Government, and the broader tourism industry, to deliver this important project for the Northern Territory tourism economy.
Kakadu Roads Strategy
Improved road and access infrastructure is a critical part of visitation to Kakadu to encourage private investment, improve visitor safety and access, and increase the length of the main tourist season. Prioritised road projects will be developed in conjunction with the Tourism Master Plan, with extensive stakeholder consultation, to complement investment in areas of the park.
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