Tourism accommodation

Location

Location:

Various, Northern Territory, Australia

Sector

Sector:

Tourism

The opportunity

Based on the growth targets of the Northern Territory tourism industry strategy 2030, an estimated 3000 additional rooms, across all categories, are required in the Territory.

Investment opportunities range from three to five star hotels in the capital city and regional towns to luxury eco-lodge style accommodation in, or adjacent to, some of our natural heritage attractions such as UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

Why the Territory

The Territory is a well-established tourism destination offering a range of unique natural and cultural experiences to national and international leisure visitors. Additionally, its diverse economy draws significant corporate travel visitation, and the growing sectors of cruise ships and business events are also driving the visitor economy.

In the year ending September 2019, total visitation to the Territory grew 6.7% to 1.95 million.

The Territory’s tourism industry strategy 2030 sets an ambitious target for the visitor economy of between 2.51 million and 3.03 million visitors by 2030.

A strong forward pipeline of projects across the Territory, continued investment in the tourism industry by government and forecast growth across the visitor economy provides an ideal investment climate.

Access

Darwin, Alice Springs and Yulara (Uluru) airports offer visitors good connectivity with most major Australian capital cities.

Direct international services are anticipated to recommence operations between Darwin and key South East Asian hubs in 2023/24 with connections to North America and Europe.

Location Proponent Development type Quality / keys Estimated project cost AUD Status
Lee Point (Darwin)

NT Government facilitated

Tourism mixed use commercial Project defined Project dependent Land released to market late 2024
Darwin Resort Project (CBD) Top End Properties Hotel and private residence 5 star / 190 $120 million Development Consent Authority approved / investor ready
Darwin CBD N/A Hotels 3-4 star / 60+ $30 million Conceptual - private land available for lease or purchase
Katherine NT Government facilitated land release Tourism mixed use commercial Project defined Project dependent EOI Open
Tennant Creek N/A Tourism mixed commercial Project defined Project dependent NT Government facilitated business case analysis due by December 2021
Jabiru NT Government / Traditional Owners facilitated Luxury eco-accommodation 5 star / 100 Project dependent Conceptual - land identified
Watarrka National Park NT Government / Traditional Owners facilitated Luxury eco-accommodation catering to guided walking groups 3-4 sites catering for up to 14 walkers on guided tours Project dependent EOI Open
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell Ranges National Park NT Government / Traditional Owners facilitated Luxury eco-accommodation catering to guided mountain biking groups 5+ sites catering for up to 14 riders on guided group tours Project dependent EOI to be released to market by mid 2022
Elsey National Park NT Government / Traditional Owners facilitated Luxury eco-accommodation catering to the self-drive market Project defined Project dependent Conceptual / land to be identified. Subject to release of Parks and Wildlife Commission’s 30 Year Master Plan mid 2022.

Contact details

Daryl Hudson
Director, Tourism Investment Attraction
Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

Phone: +61 8 8999 6020
daryl.hudson@nt.gov.au

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