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Pyndan Camel Tracks, Northern Territory, Australia

Turbocharging Tourism

Turbocharging Tourism is a new action plan to stimulate the Territory economy by accelerating tourism growth. It will see an unprecedented $103 million investment to deliver more local jobs. To find out more please visit www.turbochargingtourism.nt.gov.au

Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget invests in the Territory’s tourism industry to attract more visitors and ensure the Territory is seen as a world-class tourism destination. The 2018 Budget includes: 

  • $103.6 million over two years from 2017-18 to deliver the Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package.The stimulus package includes $26.6 million to boost marketing and promotion,
  • $24.5 million to enhance festivals, events and other experiences, and $52.5 million for tourism infrastructure to create more memorable experiences for locals and visitors by establishing new attractions, including:
  • $11.9 million to build a new adventure cycling track linking the Alice Springs Desert Park to Glen Helen in West MacDonnell National Park
  • $11.3 million to open a new adventure hub in the East Reynolds area of Litchfield National Park for a range of sporting, recreation and outdoor activities, including abseiling, mountain biking, zip‑lining and mountain climbing
  • $9.8 million to improve facilities and establish a new multipurpose visitor and event centre at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • $5.6 million to construct a five-day walking track in Central Australia
  • $5.5 million to upgrade facilities and signage and provide new mining displays in Tennant Creek
  • $5.4 million to establish new 52 kilometre multi-day walking trails linking Nitmiluk to a new Manyallaluk mountain bike trail network
  • $3 million to boost the West MacDonnell region’s cornerstone attraction, the Hermannsburg historical precinct in Central Australia, as part of a Five Point Visitor
  • Experience Action Plan to maximise tourism opportunities in the region, create jobs and support business.

View the Budget overview and refer to page 14 for the Tourism and Lifestyle section

View the Government's priorities