Growing Tourism in Kakadu
Draft Tourism Master Plan heralds new opportunities for Kakadu National Park
A new vision for tourism in Kakadu National Park has been released for public comment as the Australian Government invests an unprecedented $276 million in Kakadu over ten years. The draft Kakadu Tourism Master Plan is a ten-year strategy to grow tourism in the national park and was developed in consultation with Kakadu’s Traditional Owners and Board of Management.
Highlights of this new roadmap for tourism in Kakadu include:
- New visitor services hubs
- A World Heritage Visitor Centre to showcase Kakadu’s cultural and natural significance
- Ecolodges, a family holiday park and safari camps
- Adventure tourism, wellness retreats and luxury river cruises
- Cultural Centre facilities
- New mountain biking trails
- Upgrades to viewing boardwalks, platforms and amenities at world-class rock art sites Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) and Ubirr
- New viewing platforms at the base of the Jim Jim Falls plunge pool and at Cahills Crossing
- Upgrades to campgrounds including major upgrades to popular visitor sites Maguk and Karnamarr, plus upgrades to facilities, roads and access to key sites
- Greater connectivity to improve mobile coverage and provide WiFi services at prioritised locations
- An expanded major events calendar focusing on increasing cultural events with Bininj/Mungguy, such as the Taste of Kakadu festival and seasonal ranger programs.
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