Kakadu National Park

Thursday 16 July 2020

Kakadu National Park is seeking submissions to help bring to life a new idea for one of the most popular croc-spotting sites in the park.

The upgrade of the viewing platform at Cahills Crossing is part of the Australian Government’s $216 million investment into the revitalisation of Kakadu National Park for growth in tourism through new and upgraded infrastructure.

Parks Australia have been working with Traditional Owners to develop a concept to upgrade the viewing platform area, and are now looking for a ‘design and construct’ team to deliver this concept for the enjoyment of Kakadu visitors.

Qualified professionals who are keen to get on board with the ideas put forward, and work collectively with the Traditional Owners and the team at Kakadu, are encouraged to apply.

Around 60% of all visitors to the park head to the Cahills Crossing viewing platform to get the iconic Kakadu experience of watching crocodiles gather en masse at the crossing. It is one of the most popular and vital pieces of infrastructure in the park and upgrading the platform will allow even more visitors to safely view crocs at this popular site.

The successful tenderer must be able to produce a high quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly product to cater for and withstand large numbers of visitors, while also ensuring it is in keeping with the unique Kakadu landscape.

Included in the concept for the area are plans for two new viewing decks, giving visitors a fantastic view of the crocs at the crossing; a new forest walking trail where visitors can learn more about the local flora and fauna; rest areas where visitors can relax and take a picnic; safer travel paths between the carpark and the main visitor facilities; and replacement of signage for improved visitor information and safety.

For more information visit tenders.gov.au. Submissions close 4 August 2020.

Kakadu National Park is a jointly-managed, dual World Heritage-listed national park in the Northern Territory. It’s home to the world’s oldest living culture and is one of the most iconic visitor destinations in the Northern Territory and Australia.