Tourism accommodation

Location: Various, Northern Territory, Australia

Sector: Tourism

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 Northern Territory.

Investment opportunities ranging 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 have been identified.

Why the Territory

The Northern 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 Northern Territory grew 6.7% to 1.95 million.

The Northern 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.

Luxury tourist accommodation in the Northern Territory


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

Direct international services operate between Darwin and Shenzhen (China), Singapore and Bali (Indonesia).

LocationProponentDevelopment typeQuality / keysEstimated project cost AUDStatus
Lee Point (Darwin)Defence Housing AustraliaHotel or serviced apartments3-4 star / 60+$30 million or lease agreementLand allocated / available late 2024
Darwin Resort Project (CBD)Top End PropertiesHotel5 star / 200$140 millionDevelopment consent approved - investor ready
Darwin CBDN/AHotels3-4 star / 60+$30 millionConceptual - land available for lease or purchase
Tiwi IslandsLand Development Corporation / Tiwi Land CouncilEco-cabins / glamping tents4 star + / 20+Project dependentConceptual - land identified / long term lease negotiable
JabiruNT Government facilitatedLuxury experiential eco lodge5 star / circa 100Project dependentConceptual – land identified / lease
KatherineNT Government facilitatedHotel or serviced apartments4 star / 60+$30 million or lease agreementConceptual - land available in East Katherine January 2021
Tennant CreekN/AHotel or serviced apartments3 star / 60+Project dependent or lease agreementConceptual
Alice Springs - multiple locationsN/AHotels3 star + / 80+Project dependentConceptual - land available for lease or purchase

Contact details

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

Phone: +61 8 8999 6020

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