October November 2016
Million Dollar Fish is back!
Registrations are now open for season two of the Million Dollar Fish competition in the Northern Territory! The competition will see 101 prize tagged barramundi up for grabs in popular fishing spots across the NT; 100 worth $10,000 and one worth $1 million! This season, the competition also includes $96,000 worth of sponsor prizes and will run from 1 October 2016 - 28 February 2017.
Closure Of Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge
The APT Group has recently announced the planned closure of its Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge in the Northern Territory.
APT Group director Robert McGeary said the decision to close the Lodge was difficult and had not been taken lightly, “Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge has been an important part of our portfolio in the Northern Territory for almost ten years. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Ian and Lynn, and also our terrific team at the property during this time."
The Lodge will close for the last time on 30 November 2016, after which time assets will be redeployed elsewhere.
C: Zoe Palmer, The APT Group
P: +61 3 8526 1300
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort - Desert Gardens Hotel Refurbishment
Following the successful completion of the refurbishment of the Garden View Rooms at Desert Gardens Hotel, Voyages are delighted to share their plans for the refurbishment of the Desert Deluxe & Deluxe Rock View guest rooms and Restaurant & Bar area. The refurbishment will take place with minimal impact, if any, on the guest experience.
C: Raphaela Drachsler
P: 02 8296 8066
Longitude 131° Supports Ernabella Arts Education Program
Baillie Lodges has confirmed plans to support an arts education program for the remote indigenous artists’ community of Ernabella with a $100,000 donation over the next two years. Longitude 131° has enjoyed an expanding working partnership with Ernabella Arts since 2014, contributing around $120,000 to date in commissioned artworks, the development of a bespoke tour for guests to visit the community as well as a series of artists-in-residence visits. The donated funds will offer improved operational support, enable the community to employ a dedicated ceramics technician to supply ceramics for the artists and contribute to further education and training for community members of all ages.
C: Ali Richards
P: 61 2 9918 4355
Kings Canyon Red Hot Deal!
Kings Canyon Resort is an oasis ideally located in the heart of Australia between Uluru and Alice Springs in Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). Stay one night over summer and receive 20% off, or stay 2 nights and receive 20% off plus a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Spa Room inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults. Terms and conditions apply. To make a reservation quote ‘20OFF’.
C: Ashley Durrington
P: 1800 837 185
Million Dollar Fish Cobourg Fishing Safaris Special!
Croc N History Explorer
To celebrate the new season of the ‘Million Dollar Fish’, Cobourg Fishing Safaris are offering a discounted package this October and November. Fish the remote fish-filled waters of the Cobourg Peninsula and pay for just 5 days when booking on their 6 day package! Cobourg Fishing Safaris offer accommodated multi-day fishing charters from Cobourg Coastal Camp. They cater for just one fishing group at a time ensuring a personalised fishing trip of a lifetime! Remember there are 100 tagged Barramundi worth 10K each and 1 worth 1 million dollars swimming around the Northern Territory’s Top End as we speak!
C: Aaron Gange
P: (08) 89275500
Crocosaurus Cove, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Darwin Explorer have developed the ultimate pass for exploring Darwin’s attractions, the Croc N History Explorer. The new combination ticket includes 3 great Darwin attractions/transport options and provides an easy, one stop purchase for the inbound and wholesale market. The Darwin Explorer stops at over 10 Darwin locations, providing the perfect way to take in the sights of the city & beyond. This flexible ticket can be used in a single day or throughout a 30 day period and is available to agents on a free sale basis. For more information click here
Adult: $95 Child $60
Darwin Explorer 24 hour hop-on hop-off pass
Full day entry to Crocosaurus Cove
Full day entry to the brand new RFDS & Bombing of Darwin Tourist Facility
C: Sallie Gregory
P: 0409 859 799
Charter North 4WD Safaris
(Wet Season Update)
Charter North 4WD Safaris are now offering “Green Season” 3 and 4 Day Kakadu & Litchfield National Parks combo tours from 01 February to 31 March 2017. Tours are fully accommodated for your clients comfort and include Kakadu Park Passes and a Jumping Crocodile Cruise.
3 Day Tour: $1,200 per person*
4 Day Tour: $1,500 per person*
*based on minimum four passengers
Family discounts available.
C: Alina Baldrich & Greig Taylor
P: 1800 992 601
Uluru Wedding Photography
The jewel in Australia’s tourism crown Uluru is now the backdrop for beautiful and unique wedding and pre- wedding photography thanks to leading NT-based Chinese operators Uluru Chinese Tour and Master Photographer George Fragopoulos. Uluru Wedding Photography has been granted never before access to the UNESCO dual heritage-listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park to offer wedding photography tours.
C: Megan Holzfeind