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).

Location Proponent Development type Quality / keys Estimated project cost AUD Status
Lee Point (Darwin) Defence Housing Australia Hotel or serviced apartments 3-4 star / 60+ $30 million or lease agreement Land allocated / available late 2024
Darwin Resort Project (CBD) Top End Properties Hotel 5 star / 200 $140 million Development consent approved - investor ready
Darwin CBD N/A Hotels 3-4 star / 60+ $30 million Conceptual - land available for lease or purchase
Tiwi Islands Land Development Corporation / Tiwi Land Council Eco-cabins / glamping tents 4 star + / 20+ Project dependent Conceptual - land identified / long term lease negotiable
Jabiru NT Government facilitated Luxury experiential eco lodge 5 star / circa 100 Project dependent Conceptual – land identified / lease
Katherine NT Government facilitated Hotel or serviced apartments 4 star / 60+ $30 million or lease agreement Conceptual - land available in East Katherine January 2021
Tennant Creek N/A Hotel or serviced apartments 3 star / 60+ Project dependent or lease agreement Conceptual
Alice Springs - multiple locations N/A Hotels 3 star + / 80+ Project dependent Conceptual - 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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