23 Nov 2015
Darwin set for major new tourism attraction
Wartime Darwin will be brought to life in a never-before-seen virtual reality and holographic experience taking people into the battlefront during the Bombing of Darwin.
21 Nov 2015
Territory tourism celebrated at Brolgas
Pioneering tour operator, Geoff McGeary OAM, has been awarded the highest honour at the 2015 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards in Alice Springs tonight.
13 Nov 2015
Uluru Camel Tours supported with tourism grant
Uluru Camel Tours will enhance its entertainment area to cater for larger functions with the assistance of a $52,596 Northern Territory Government tourism grant.
10 Nov 2015
Centre homesteads supported with grants
Ooraminna Homestead will build a new kitchen that can cater for up to 500 guests and Ambalindum Station will overhaul its power supply with the help of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
10 Nov 2015
Tourism goes walkabout to attract business events
More than 200 event planners from around the country will meet with Northern Territory tourism operators and businesses this week at ConveNTions Walkabout ’15.
09 Nov 2015
Federal funding to build new tourism infrastructure in the NT
Upgraded conference facilities at Crab Claw Island, the renovation of Seven Spirit Bay in Arnhem Land and wheelchair accessible pathways in Central Australia are among the Northern Territory projects to be funded under a national tourism infrastructure scheme.
07 Nov 2015
Land Rover Experience Tour finishes at Uluru
After three weeks and 3,613 kilometres through rugged terrain, the world famous Land Rover Experience Tour has come to an end at Uluru.
06 Nov 2015
EOI open for new nature-based tourism
A nature-based tourism lodge overlooking the spectacular Palm Valley catchment in remote Central Australia could soon become a reality under a new plan by the NT Government and Traditional Owners.
02 Nov 2015
Queenslander hooks fourth $10,000 NT barra
A father of five from Bundaberg has become the fourth $10,000 winner in the NT Government’s Million Dollar Fish competition.
01 Nov 2015
Instagram stars to promote NT road trip
Two of Australia’s top Instagrammers will join forces this week to promote the ultimate Northern Territory road trip as part of the new ‘A summer well spent’ tourism campaign.
29 Oct 2015
New campaign: NT is a summer well spent
Australians will be encouraged to spend their summer in the Northern Territory as part of a new tourism campaign aimed at breaking down barriers that the Territory is too hot or humid to visit from December to February.
29 Oct 2015
Tiwi Islands' tourism businesses supported with NT Government grants
Patakijiyali Museum will be enhanced with a new sports hall of fame, a new footbridge will be built from a Tiwi ferry stop to an arts centre, and flushing toilets will be installed at a remote fishing lodge as a result of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
28 Oct 2015
Darwin set for busiest cruise ship year ever
Darwin is set for its busiest cruise ship year ever with the official season kicking off today with the arrival of the Voyager of the Seas.
20 Oct 2015
Land Rover Experience Tour kicks off in NT
A world-famous driving tour featuring a convoy of 19 Land Rover vehicles has kicked off in Australia for the very first time.
18 Oct 2015
Daly region tourism businesses get NT grants
Solar power will be installed at a new ecotourism business in the Douglas Daly region and an electrical power system installed at the Mount Nancar Wilderness Retreat thanks to Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
17 Oct 2015
Darwin fisho lands $10k NT barra
Darwin man Liam Hale has become the first fisho to reel in a barramundi worth $10,000 as part of the Northern Territory Government's Million Dollar Fish competition.
16 Oct 2015
Tourism commercial makes YouTube Top 10
A quirky Northern Territory tourism commercial with a surprise twist has been named one of the most watched YouTube ads in the country.
16 Oct 2015
World famous chef visits NT
One of the world’s most influential chefs, Rene Redzepi, has visited the Northern Territory as part of an Australian-wide produce research trip ahead of the opening of his restaurant Noma Australia in Sydney next year.
16 Oct 2015
Alice Springs walking tours receive NT grants
An Alice Springs walking tours business will use a Northern Territory tourism grant to buy a portable storage device to incorporate audio and video into the tours.
16 Oct 2015
Arnhem Land showcased in fishing TV show
A new fishing show making its Australian television premiere this weekend will showcase Arnhem Land and help attract tourists to a region still largely undiscovered as a holiday destination.
14 Oct 2015
New Darwin luxury hotel promoted at key Asian Hotel Conference
The Northern Territory Government has opened Expressions of Interest for a new luxury hotel development in Darwin coinciding with a key hotel conference in Hong Kong.
14 Oct 2015
Grants for Borroloola tourism businesses
A new water pipeline will be installed at the Lorella Springs Wilderness Park and two rooms at the Savannah Way Motel will be upgraded to be disability-friendly as a result of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
12 Oct 2015
Batchelor tourism businesses receive boost
The Batchelor Butterfly Farm will be upgraded, solar power will be installed at the Rum Jungle Bungalows and new cabins will be built at the Litchfield Tourist Park as a result of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
06 Oct 2015
New Alice Springs space discovery tourism project
A space observatory and private pods for stargazing will be built at Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs with the help of a $50,000 Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grant.
06 Oct 2015
Remote Education Tours get the solar edge with tourism grant
A solar powered campsite project will be developed by Remote Education Tours as a result of a $21,301 Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grant.
01 Oct 2015
Katherine to star in new global tourism ad campaign
Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge) will be showcased around the world as an aquatic adventure playground as part of a new global ad campaign being shot around the country.
30 Sep 2015
Million Dollar Fish fever grips the Top End
Fishing fever is set to grip the Top End with the Northern Territory Government’s new tourism campaign, Million Dollar Fish, beginning tomorrow.
29 Sep 2015
Plans to grow NT Mountain Biking
The Northern Territory could soon be a world-class mountain biking mecca under a new plan by the NT Government.
29 Sep 2015
New Bentley launched in Alice Springs
The Northern Territory will be showcased to millions of people around the world following the launch of Bentley’s new model Continental GT Speed in Central Australia.
28 Sep 2015
Campaign to attract more visitors to Darwin
The Northern Territory Government today launched a new Australian-wide advertising campaign to help boost visitors to Darwin during the off-peak tourism season.
23 Sep 2015
New tourism walkway in Nhulunbuy
A new fenced walkway will be built to provide easy and safe access for pedestrians from the Gove Aquatic Centre to the Town Beach as a result of a Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grant.
18 Sep 2015
$50,000 in vouchers for NT caravan parks
The first 500 travelers who book their NT caravan park, camping ground or cabin accommodation through Turu’s online booking engine will receive 4 x $25 vouchers to redeem at their NT accommodation.
16 Sep 2015
Visitors to the NT spend $1.9 billion
The Northern Territory continues to be a hit with holiday makers with the latest figures from Tourism Research Australia showing domestic and international visitors are spending more and staying longer.
16 Sep 2015
New grandstand for Katherine Outback experience
Katherine Outback Experience will build a new tiered grandstand surrounding the performance arena to cater for more visitors as a result of a Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grant.
16 Sep 2015
Funding flows for new Central Australian tourism infrastructure
The Ooaramina Homestead will be upgraded, doggy day care established at a local caravan park and new shade structures installed at an Indigenous tourism experience at Uluru as a result of Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants.
14 Sep 2015
TODAY Show to broadcast live from Waterfront
Darwin is set to shine into the living rooms of hundreds of thousands of Australians when the TODAY Show broadcasts live from the Darwin Waterfront Tuesday 29 September.
09 Sep 2015
Funding for Wi-Fi expansion at Darwin hotel
Wi-Fi will be expanded throughout the Palms City Resort and high definition photographic prints of Top End locations installed as a result of a Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grant.
09 Sep 2015
Tourists to be greeted by virtual tour of NT at Darwin Airport
Visitors to the Top End will be able to interact with an animated jumping crocodile and take a virtual tour of the Northern Territory with new interactive message boards unveiled at the Darwin Airport today.
07 Sep 2015
NT targets lucrative Chinese visitors
A delegation of key travel industry representatives from Greater China are visiting the Northern Territory this week as part of the NT Government’s plan to attract more lucrative Chinese visitors to the Territory.
05 Sep 2015
Cruise industry injects $54 million into NT economy
Cruise ship passengers are spending more and staying longer in the Northern Territory with the industry injecting $54 million into the local economy last financial year.
04 Sep 2015
Travel writers hit the Red Centre
Central Australia will be the focus of the travel writing community this weekend, with 80 members of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) travelling to Uluru for the organisation’s Annual General Meeting and Awards night on Saturday 5 September.
04 Sep 2015
First Ministers' forum in Alice Springs
The First Ministers' Forum in Alice Springs resulted in the leaders of the Northern Territory and South Australia agreeing to jointly tackle a number of cross border and national issues including the promotion of unique tourism opportunities.
04 Sep 2015
NT tourism campaign wins prestigious advertising award
The NT Government’s ‘Do the NT’ tourism marketing campaign was last night recognised as the one of the best in Australia, picking up a prestigious advertising award.
03 Sep 2015
Red CentreNATS set to rumble in Alice Springs
Alice Springs will come alive with several days of automotive action, displays and entertainment when the Red CentreNATS roll into town this week.
03 Sep 2015
New look Devils Marbles Hotel
A new look and a new name will help the Devils Marbles Hotel attract new customers and provide flow-on tourism benefits to the Barkly.
03 Sep 2015
Potential sites for Darwin luxury hotel investigated
Work is underway to investigate potential sites for a luxury hotel in Darwin that would help attract more tourists and develop the city’s reputation as a unique business events destination.
26 Aug 2015
Market goers urged to promote NT on social media
Giant helium balloons will promote the famous Mindil Beach Markets and encourage locals and visitors to become ambassadors for Northern Territory tourism on social media by using Tourism NT's official hashtag, #NTAustralia.
22 Aug 2015
Luxury hotel could provide economic boost for Darwin
A luxury hotel in Darwin would help attract more tourists and develop the city’s reputation as a unique business events destination by broadening the range of accommodation available.
20 Aug 2015
Singapore-Malaysia mission to help boost tourism numbers
The Northern Territory Government is hosting Singapore and Malaysia-based travel agents in the Top End this week in an important mission aimed at boosting tourism numbers to the Territory.
17 Aug 2015
NT on show at UK Birdfair
The Northern Territory will be promoted as a must-do holiday destination and bird watching paradise at a major exhibition in the United Kingdom later this month.
14 Aug 2015
Red Centre set to star on social media
Central Australia is set to star on social media this weekend with the Northern Territory Government facilitating the first ‘Astronomy Instameet’ at Uluru.
04 Aug 2015
Indigenous Tourism Advisory Council
A new Indigenous Tourism Advisory Council formed to develop and enhance indigenous business opportunities throughout the Northern Territory has held its first meeting today.
03 Aug 2015
Top End tourism set for national exposure
Top End tourism attractions will receive national exposure this week on popular morning show, Studio 10. Chief Minister and Tourism Minister Adam Giles said the Network 10 show will feature daily stories on the Top End as part of a special 'Northern Territory Week' feature.
24 Jul 2015
New campaign to tell Australians to Do the NT
A unique new television commercial that uses a surprise twist to encourage Australians to book a holiday to the Northern Territory before it’s too late will start running across the country from this weekend
13 Jul 2015
Iconic Territory landmarks to be shown on Google Street View
Anyone around the world will soon be able to experience the wonders of the Territory’s most iconic landmarks first hand from their computer screens, tablet or mobile thanks to a partnership between Tourism NT and Google.
12 Jul 2015
Million Dollar Fish provides a million reasons to book a holiday in the NT
A holiday in the Northern Territory could make someone a million dollars richer following the launch of an Australian first fishing campaign by Tourism NT.
03 Jul 2015
Applications for Event Marketing Sponsorship Program now open
Applications are now open for Tourism NT’s Event Marketing Sponsorship Program, which provides sponsorship of up to $100,000 for events and festivals to be held right across the Northern Territory in 2016.
30 Jun 2015
New signs to tell the story of turtles on Bare Sand Island
A remote Top End tourism attraction has used its Brolga award prize money to launch new interpretative signage that tells the story of Bare Sand Island’s sea turtles.
26 Jun 2015
Applications for Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund now open
Northern Territory businesses with innovative tourism products and projects are encouraged to apply for funding through the Territory Government’s new $4.75 million Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund.
24 Jun 2015
NT tourism on show at top trade expo
Northern Territory tourism businesses are showcasing their wares at the largest international travel trade show in the southern hemisphere this week, the Australian Tourism Exchange.
22 Jun 2015
New cooking experience to give tourists a taste of the Territory
Visitors to Darwin will be able to taste the unique flavours of the Territory at a new interactive cooking kitchen that is tapping into the growing food tourism market at the Darwin Waterfront.
11 Jun 2015
Chinese business events targeted by NT
The Northern Territory is being showcased to representatives from major Chinese companies this week as part of the Government’s plan to attract more high spending Chinese visitors and develop our reputation as a unique business events destination.
10 Jun 2015
Funding allows Arnhem Land Arts Centre to expand
A new interpretative arts centre in West Arnhem Land will help create more jobs for local artists and ensure more tourists can enjoy unique, high quality Aboriginal arts and craft.
09 Jun 2015
NT Brolga Tourism Awards now open
It’s time to shine the spotlight on the great work of Northern Territory tourism operators with nominations now open for the Territory’s premier tourism awards, the Brolgas.
05 Jun 2015
Early opening for Twin Falls in Kakadu
Kakadu’s famous Twin Falls will be open for the long weekend, almost a month earlier than usual. The park is urging locals to come on down for the long weekend, and enjoy the World Heritage wonders on Darwin’s doorstep.
03 Jun 2015
Ubirr lookout in Kakadu rated top Australian natural attraction
Ubirr lookout in Kakadu National Park has been rated as Australia’s top natural attraction on the world’s largest online travel review site, TripAdvisor.
28 May 2015
Melbourne Football Club conference showcases NT
A Melbourne Football Club conference in Alice Springs will help showcase the Northern Territory as a unique business event destination, Chief Minister Adam Giles said today.
27 May 2015
NT attractions win approval from visitors
Northern Territory attractions are getting wide ranging and consistently good reviews on the world’s largest online travel review site.
26 May 2015
Shipping reforms to boost NT cruise industry
The Territory Government has welcomed planned changes to federal shipping laws that support the expansion of cruise services across remote Northern Australia.
21 May 2015
Darwin on show to attract more visitors to the Top End
The vibrant energy of Darwin will be showcased to Australia’s influential event planners at the Meet Darwin showcase hosted by the Northern Territory Government and Darwin Convention Centre from 21-24 May.
20 May 2015
Discover what lies beneath Darwin
New-look displays at the World War II Oil Tunnels in Darwin that were funded with the help of a $40 000 investment under the Territory Government’s Tourism Infrastructure Grants Program have been unveiled.
19 May 2015
Putting the NT on China's travel itinerary
More than 30 of China’s Aussie Specialist travel agents will visit the Red Centre over the next five days to get a taste of what the region has to offer their customers.
18 May 2015
Kakadu on the national stage
The Territory Government is partnering with popular national breakfast television program, The TODAY Show, to bring Kakadu into the living rooms of hundreds of thousands of Australians.
15 May 2015
Tourism operators get ready for business events
The Territory Government is helping local operators gain a competitive edge in the lucrative business events industry through special workshops being held in Darwin and Alice Springs this month.
13 May 2015
Barra Classic goes international
One of the Territory’s premier fishing competitions, the NT Barra Classic, will be broadcast around the world this year with an Italian film crew set to cover the event.
12 May 2015
Do the sights and sounds of East Arnhem
The Territory Government has launched a new tourism campaign putting the spotlight on East Arnhem and the upcoming Darwin Symphony Orchestra performance outside Nhulunbuy.
10 May 2015
There's so much to Kakadu
The Territory Government has launched a new Kakadu advertising blitz to celebrate the start of the Top End dry season and funding for a new all-season access road to a much-loved section of the Park.
09 May 2015
New Airport for the future
Chief Minister Adam Giles has congratulated Darwin Airport on its new $75 million expansion project which is a huge vote of confidence in the Territory’s tourism industry.
07 May 2015
Showcasing Territory Tourism
The Territory will be showcasing the best of its tourism industry to more than 50 delegates from Inbound Tour Operators around Australia in Alice Springs tonight.
06 May 2015
Uluru to host Business Chicks inaugural conference
The Northern Territory’s partnership with Australia’s largest and most influential women’s network, Business Chicks, has reaped quick rewards with Uluru and Voyages Resort chosen to host the organisation’s first ever conference
28 Apr 2015
Preparing for a tilt towards tourism
The Northern Territory Government has announced Budget 2015 will invest millions of dollars in the tourism infrastructure needed for the industry to take a leading role in Territory economy over the years ahead.
25 Apr 2015
Albert Borella permanent exhibition in the Barkly
The Territory Government has today announced a permanent exhibition will be established in Tennant Creek to commemorate Victoria Cross recipient Albert Borella.
24 Apr 2015
Spotlight on Tennant Creek tourism
Tennant Creek is the focus of a new tourism blitz with a new TV campaign hitting the airwaves and the popular Battery Hill mine tour restarting.
24 Apr 2015
A-League fans urged to Do the NT
The Northern Territory will be showcased as a must-do holiday destination to soccer fans in Adelaide this weekend.
22 Apr 2015
International media blitz for Central Australia
The Territory Government will use this week’s Tjungu Festival at Uluru to target overseas travellers in a major international media blitz.
20 Apr 2015
Asian chefs share Territory flavours
he Territory is playing host to two popular Asian cooking shows this week, showcasing local flavours and tourist attractions to hundreds of thousands of viewers.
19 Apr 2015
Budget backs booming Darwin Waterfront
The NT Government has announced this year's Budget will invest more than $8 million in the Darwin Waterfront to make it an even more attractive and vibrant precinct for tourists and local families.
17 Apr 2015
South Australia and NT sign new agreeement
The South Australian and NT Governments have signed an agreement that will see the two jurisdictions work closer together on issues including building new infrastructure, growing tourism as well as environmental conservation.
15 Apr 2015
A new first class home for art in Darwin
The NT Government is creating a brand new cultural institution for the Territory, unveiling plans for a dedicated visual art gallery in Darwin’s historic Chan Building.
13 Apr 2015
$39 million for Litchfield upgrades
The NT Government is investing $39 million in improvements to Litchfield National Park as part of Budget 2015, including funding to complete sealing of the Litchfield Park Road.
12 Apr 2015
Driving tourism in Central Australia by sealing the Inner Loop
The Territory Government is investing in the future of tourism in Central Australia with a $25 million commitment in Budget 2015 to fully seal the Mereenie Inner Loop.
11 Apr 2015
Territory Tourism operators win big at national awards
Northern Territory tourism operators have taken the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards by storm, winning two gold and two silver medals in Adelaide last night.
08 Apr 2015
New art trails showcase rich culture of Central Australia
Visitors to the Red Centre now have a guide to the region’s best art galleries and centres through the establishment of new tourist art trails.
07 Apr 2015
Tourism Infrastructure boosted in Budget 2015
The NT Government will invest $4.75 million in a Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund as part of a push to develop new and improved tourism products in Budget 2015.
02 Apr 2015
Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Muster
The Red Centre will be showing off its credentials as an adventure sports haven this weekend with the Lasseter’s Easter in the Alice Mountain Bike Muster event.
30 Mar 2015
Alice Springs land new Virgin Australia flights
Virgin Australia has jetted into the Red Centre with a new Adelaide-Alice-Springs-Darwin service that brings competition to this important route for both tourists and locals.
30 Mar 2015
Building new tourism infrastructure in Alice Springs
Visitors to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tourist Facility in Alice Springs will be able to see a life-sized hologram of the organisation’s founder as part of a major upgrade supported by the Territory Government.
24 Mar 2015
Writers at the Rock
The Red Centre will be showcased to around 100 of the country’s top travel writers when they meet at Uluru for their annual convention later this year.
16 Mar 2015
Hypermeet shows off Red Centre to the world
Alice Springs will host a unique Hypermeet this week using some of Australia’s top Instagrammers to showcase the Red Centre through timelapse video and images.
15 Mar 2015
Land Rover decides to Do the NT
The Northern Territory has been chosen above a strong field of Australian and international locations to host the highly sought after Land Rover Experience Tour later this year.
12 Mar 2015
Tourism flower power
The Territory will take centre stage at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show later this month under a new tourism sponsorship deal.
11 Mar 2015
Tourism heading in right direction
The Territory tourism industry is firmly on the road to recovery with domestic visitor numbers jumping 20 per cent in 2014 to a five year high.
10 Mar 2015
Business women open the door to events market
The NT Government has entered into a new partnership with Australia’s largest female-focused business community to promote the Territory as a corporate and leisure travel destination.
09 Mar 2015
Investing in Territory tourism
Local tourism operators will be the big winners from a month-long marketing and events blitz aimed at driving new visitors to the NT.
06 Mar 2015
Darwin cruises through bumper tourist week
Darwin is wrapping up a bumper Cruise Week with visitors pumping an estimated $2.5 million into the economy and booking 3000 tours.
05 Mar 2015
Local agencies share in tourism advertising pie
Local agencies have secured a fairer slice of the Territory’s $24 million tourism marketing spend under a new panel advertising contract that has just been awarded.
04 Mar 2015
NT tourism operators at world's largest trade fair
Seven NT tourism operators are taking part in the world’s largest trade fair, held annually in Germany, to help boost international visitor numbers.
04 Mar 2015
Choose your own Alice adventure
The Territory Government is launching a new month-long Alice Springs tourism campaign called Choose your own adventure to coincide with the arrival of new Virgin Australia flights into the Red Centre.
03 Mar 2015
Virtual Journeys help muster new Territory visitors
Hundreds of travel agents will get the chance to visit the Northern Territory from their desktop, tablet and mobile with the help of a new virtual tool being launched at this week’s NT Muster.
02 Mar 2015
Sydneysiders Do the NT
Sydneysiders will be treated to a taste of the Territory this week with an NT waterhole being set up in the centre of the city to encourage NSW holiday-makers to ‘Do the NT'.
01 Mar 2015
Building our tourism infrastructure
Nominations are now open for projects which may be funded under the Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure Program.
28 Feb 2015
A taste of the Territory
The best of Territory tourism will be on display this week with two celebrity cooking programs showcasing our attractions to a global television audience.
23 Feb 2015
Record week for cruise ships
The Territory Government has released a new Cruise Sector Activation Plan as Darwin heads into its busiest cruise week on record.
07 Feb 2015
Free wifi switched on at Karlu Karlu
Internet access will be available at one of the Territory’s most remote tourist locations with free WiFi switched on at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), 105 km south of Tennant Creek.
07 Feb 2015
Free WiFi switched on at Devils Marbles
Internet access will be available at one of the Territory’s most remote tourist locations with free WiFi switched on at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles), 105 km south of Tennant Creek.
01 Feb 2015
Territory tourism races into Top Gear
The Northern Territory will be showcased to a potential global audience of 350 million people in 200 countries with Top Gear’s Top End special premiering in the UK and Australia this week.
23 Jan 2015
Free WiFi switched on at Kings Canyon
Locals and visitors to Kings Canyon in Central Australia will now be able to upload photos in real time with free public WiFi switched on at the popular tourism destination by the NT Government.
21 Jan 2015
Seven Territory operators improve experience for tourists
Foreign language commentary at Kakadu, a houseboat adapted as a passenger waiting area and new facilities for school groups are among the many tourism improvements that will be available in 2015.
24 Dec 2014
Tourism NT appoints new representatives in Italy
Tourism NT will be represented in Italy by two companies from 1 January 2015 - Giancarlo Truffa and AIGO.
24 Dec 2014
Tourism NT appoints new representatives in Italy
Tourism NT has announced it will be represented in Italy by two companies from 1 January 2015.
18 Dec 2014
New fishing show to lure tourists to Arnhem Land
Tourism in Arnhem Land is set to receive a boost with a new six-part television documentary currently being filmed in the region to air around Australia next year.
12 Dec 2014
New eco domes to help attract tourists to Alice Springs
Two new specialised ‘Eco Domes’ will be built at the Earth Sanctuary in Alice Springs next year to help attract more tourists to Central Australia.
11 Dec 2014
Visitors to NT spend $1.85 billion
Total international and domestic visitors to the Northern Territory spent a whopping $1.85 billion in the NT for the year ending September 2014, according to new figures released this week.
09 Dec 2014
International mountain bike guru rides the Red Centre
Central Australia will be put on the world map of mountain biking this week with international mountain bike trail guru Joey Klein to visit Alice Springs.
03 Dec 2014
International visitors to the NT return to growth
The Northern Territory’s tourism industry continues to show signs of recovery with strong growth in international visitors to the NT, according to new figures released today.
01 Dec 2014
Standley Chasm tourism boost
An Indigenous tourism business in Central Australia is on track to experience growth thanks to new improvements to essential facilities supported by the NT Government.
19 Nov 2014
Virgin Australia launches new Adelaide-Alice-Darwin route
The Territory Government has welcomed today’s announcement that Virgin Australia will begin a new service from Adelaide to Alice Springs starting from March next year and open a new lounge at Alice Springs Airport.
15 Nov 2014
Territory tourism operators shine at Brolgas
Well-known restaurateur, Jimmy Shu, has taken out the highest honour at the 2014 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards at a gala ceremony in Darwin.
12 Nov 2014
International foodies get a taste of the Territory
Some of the world’s most influential ‘foodies’ are in the Northern Territory this week, as part of Tourism Australia’s Restaurant Australia campaign and Invite the World to Dinner gala event this weekend in Hobart.
08 Nov 2014
Malaysia Airlines celebrates first anniversary
The Northern Territory Government has sent warm congratulations to Malaysia Airlines, which today celebrates a successful first year of operation in Darwin.
04 Nov 2014
New bird hide at Mary River to attract tourists
The Top End is set to cement its reputation as a bird lover’s paradise with construction to begin soon on a new luxury bird hide in Kakadu.
02 Nov 2014
New brochure showcases Indigenous tourism businesses
A new brochure showcasing the Territory’s Indigenous-owned tourism businesses has been released to help tourists coming to the NT who are seeking indigenous experiences.
01 Nov 2014
Arnhem Land arts centre celebrates 25th anniversary
An arts centre in West Arnhem Land has received $100,000 as part of the Government’s tourism infrastructure development program.
23 Oct 2014
Virgin Australia brings competition to Alice Springs route
The Territory Government is thrilled to confirm that Virgin Australia will fly between Darwin and Alice Springs three times a week from March next year.
23 Oct 2014
Cruising into bumper new season
Darwin’s cruise ship season has officially kicked off today with the arrival of the Sun Princess at Fort Hill Wharf this morning.
14 Oct 2014
Territory tourism operators on mission to attract visitors from China
Seven Territory tourism operators fly out to China today on Tourism NT’s third annual mission to attract visitors from this rapidly growing market.
13 Oct 2014
Free WiFi for Wangi Falls
Locals and visitors to Wangi Falls at Litchfield National Park will now be able to upload their happy snaps and stay connected to friends and family on the Internet with free public WiFi switched on by the NT Government.
12 Oct 2014
NT event planners go Walkabout
More than 250 event planners from around Australia will meet with Territory business events operators and industry partners this week at ConveNTions Walkabout ‘14.
03 Oct 2014
Celebrating tourism excellence in Central Australia
Owners of the iconic Kings Creek Station, Ian and Lyn Conway, have won the prestigious Barry Bucholtz Award for Excellence at tonight’s 2014 Tourism Central Australia Awards at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station.
02 Oct 2014
Serving up a feast of NT flavours
Territorians are being urged to “invite the world” to dinner in our own backyard, as part of the latest push to attract more visitors to the NT.
01 Oct 2014
Darwin wins Cruise Ship Conference
Darwin has beaten rival cities to win the right to host a major Cruise Ship conference next year.
25 Sep 2014
Lynton taps into tastes of the Territory
Former Masterchef contestant and Mate of the Territory, Lynton Tapp, is travelling throughout the NT this week filming a series of shows for Channel Ten program, Ben’s Menu/A Taste of Travel.
22 Sep 2014
Surfing superstar shows off the Red Centre
Surfing superstar and Mate of the Territory Layne Beachley has been showing Australians how to Do the NT with her husband, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly.
19 Sep 2014
American travel guru to spruik the Territory
The international spotlight will be on the Red Centre this week with one of American’s most trusted travel experts, Pauline Frommer, producing a two-hour radio travel show in Central Australia.
16 Sep 2014
Air links on the agenda in Malaysia
The NT Government has met with senior executives from Malaysia Airlines to discuss marketing efforts promoting the company’s Darwin – Kuala Lumpur route.
14 Sep 2014
Tourism boost for iconic Territory cattle station
An historic Central Australian cattle station will use a new tourism infrastructure grant to diversify its business by offering privately guided salt lake tours and paper making workshops.
10 Sep 2014
New tourism trail to be launched on the Tiwi Islands
A new walking trail identifying cultural, historical and wildlife sites on Bathurst Island will be developed under a new tourism project supported by the Giles Government.
10 Sep 2014
NT tourism hits five-year high
More than one million Australians spent $1.4 billion on visits to the Northern Territory last financial year, the highest figures for the Territory in five years, according to new figures released today.
04 Sep 2014
New app for iconic Territory road trip
A Northern Territory business woman is set to create Australia’s longest audio tour with a new iPhone app for Territory road trips.
04 Sep 2014
New marketing agreement with SilkAir
The Northern Territory Government and SilkAir have reached a three year marketing agreement that will help boost visitors to the Territory.
02 Sep 2014
Funding boost for fishing charter set to grow tourism in Gove
A fishing charter business near Gove will undergo major upgrades that will help attract more tourists to the region, under a new project supported by the Giles Government.
30 Aug 2014
NT showcased in fashion shoot
The Red Centre will take centre stage in upcoming fashion editorials for popular Australian magazines Cleo and Dolly, in the latest initiative to encourage interstate tourists to Do the NT.
26 Aug 2014
Travel agents take flight to the Top End
Three hundred Flight Centre travel agents have wound up a fact-finding mission to the Top End that will help promote the Northern Territory as a must-do holiday destination.
19 Aug 2014
Reptile Centre to get much-needed makeover
The popular Alice Springs Reptile Centre will receive a much-needed makeover that will allow it to attract more visitors under a new project supported by the Country Liberals Government.
17 Aug 2014
Territory to fly high at UK Birdfair
The Northern Territory will be promoted as a must-visit destination and a birdwatchers paradise at a major exhibition in the United Kingdom this weekend.
13 Aug 2014
Sharing the benefits of the $67 million cruise ship industry
The Northern Territory Government is helping Territorians develop the skills to enable them to benefit from our annual $67 million cruise ship industry.
11 Aug 2014
Tourism boost for Arnhem Land
Australia’s number one rating breakfast show ‘Sunrise’ will feature East Arnhem Land and Darwin during five days of live weather crosses starting today.
09 Aug 2014
Backing Central Australian Tourism
The Northern Territory Government is investing in improving the 'road-trip' experience for Territory visitors with a $100,000 grant to upgrade the Wauchope Hotel.
03 Aug 2014
Amazing exposure for Northern Territory tourism
The Northern Territory will play a starring role in the first episode of Australian reality travel television show The Amazing Race, to be launched tomorrow night.
31 Jul 2014
New tourism venture to grow East Arnhem
Visitors will soon be able to cruise from Darwin to Gove on board a working cargo ship as part of a unique new tourism venture.
22 Jul 2014
New tourism internship program
Group Training Northern Territory (GTNT) will manage a new tourism internship program aimed at rejuvenating the tourism industry.
12 Jul 2014
Territory to target American tourists
Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan will travel to America today for a series of meetings and events with key American trade partners and airlines over the coming week.
11 Jul 2014
Nominations open for 2014 Brolgas
Nominations are now open to find the Northern Territory’s most outstanding individuals in tourism.
10 Jul 2014
Business event planners stampede to the Centre
Twenty business event planners and trade media from around Australia will descend on Alice Springs this week as part of the ongoing strategy to boost the number of business events to the Territory.
09 Jul 2014
Territory top of the class in education tourism
A new plan released this week could see the Territory become the preferred Australian destination for school groups.
08 Jul 2014
Territory inspired garden wins gold at world’s largest flower show
The Australian garden, with its strong Northern Territory influences, has won a gold award and been judged best in show at the world’s biggest flower show.
04 Jul 2014
Star power for Beer Can Regatta
This weekend’s Beer Can Regatta will have some star power with popular television identity The Living Room's Dr Chris Brown, set to compete in the event.
19 Jun 2014
Chinese travel agents to get a taste of the Territory
Sixty top travel agents from China specialising in selling Australian holidays will spend the next four days touring the Northern Territory.
13 Jun 2014
The Centre set to cash in on Geocaching
Alice Springs has been chosen as the site for an international GPS treasure hunt event which will attract up to 1,500 people from around the world.
11 Jun 2014
New hotel to boost Darwin accommodation stock
Darwin’s newest hotel, the $150 million élan Soho Suites, is near completion and will officially open its doors to the public next month.
08 Jun 2014
Time running out to apply to new tourism program
Time is running out to apply for the Government’s new $500,000 Tourism Infrastructure and Development Grant program.
05 Jun 2014
Celebrate the Territory with Festivals NT
The Territory’s annual program of cultural, sporting and business events is to be brought together under a new banner called Festivals NT. The program
will build on existing events, as well as incorporate new sporting, business and cultural elements, many with an Asian flavour. Watch the video here
02 Jun 2014
Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson becomes a Mate of the Territory
Nine Network’s TODAY show co-host and popular media personality, Lisa Wilkinson, is among a high-profile group of Australians today named as Mates of the Territory.
27 May 2014
New flavour to this year's Brolga Awards
The Northern Territory’s premier tourism industry awards, the Brolga Awards, will have a new flavour in 2014 with a brand new category for Excellence in Food Tourism.
19 May 2014
Ride the Red Centre
The Northern Territory Government is launching a new 12-month long marketing campaign to grow mountain biking tourism in Central Australia.
16 May 2014
Applications now open for new tourism grant program
Applications are now open for the Government’s new $500,000 Tourism Infrastructure and Development grant program.
15 May 2014
Territory's first Instameet
The Territory will stage its first ‘Instameet’ tonight at the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.
14 May 2014
$8 million boost for tourism
The Government’s commitment to returning the Territory’s tourism industry to growth has been highlighted by an additional $8 million for the Tourism Budget in 2014.
08 May 2014
Qantas special fares to Central Australia welcomed
The release by Qantas of special sale fares from the East Coast to Alice Springs has been welcomed by the NT Government.
07 May 2014
Royal visit delivers priceless exposure for NT
The recent Royal visit to Uluru has seen a jump in interest in the Northern Territory from potential holiday makers, following extensive media exposure around the world.
27 Apr 2014
Tourism hits the road across NT
Tourism NT will hit the road tomorrow to finalise its 2014-15 marketing plan – the roadmap for attracting more visitors to the Northern Territory.
15 Apr 2014
Tigerair flies into Darwin
Tigerair will Do the NT with the introduction of a new daily service between Brisbane and Darwin, providing an extra 130,000 visitor seats every year.
11 Apr 2014
Luxury cruise ship makes maiden voyage to Darwin
Luxury expedition cruise ship, the Silver Discoverer has made her maiden voyage to Darwin.
07 Apr 2014
Tourism NT at Australia Week in China
A delegation from Tourism NT will head to China tonight to participate in ‘Australia Week’ from 8-12 April to boost business and holiday tourism to the Northern Territory.
27 Mar 2014
Bonanza year in store for business conferences
This year is set to be a bumper year for Northern Territory business events with more than 30 major conferences secured, bringing 12,000 delegates to the Territory.
25 Mar 2014
New marketing initiatives fit for a king
The Northern Territory Government will launch new tourism marketing initiatives over the coming weeks to capitalise on the Royal visit to Uluru next month.
21 Mar 2014
New initiative to boost tourism in Tennant Creek
A new Local Tourism Advisory Committee is being established in Tennant Creek as part of the Government’s plans to boost visitor numbers to the Barkly region.
17 Mar 2014
New NT tourism blitz launched this weekend
A new booklet showcasing Northern Territory tourism will be placed in two major Sunday newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne this weekend as part of the Government’s latest marketing blitz to attract more visitors to the NT.
14 Mar 2014
Feedback invited on tourism awards
NT tourism operators are invited by the coordinators of the Australian Tourism Awards - the peak awards for the Australian tourism industry - to provide their comments and suggestions on the current criteria and categories. The Awards program is reviewed each year to ensure its integrity and credibility are maintained.
11 Mar 2014
Jetstar announces new flights to Uluru
The Territory Government has welcomed today’s announcement from Jetstar that the airline will begin flying a new route from Melbourne to Ayers Rock.
04 Mar 2014
Mustering up promotion for NT Tourism
Hundreds of travel agents in Melbourne and Sydney will be targeted this week, as part of efforts by the Northern Territory Government to attract more tourists from the two cities.
03 Mar 2014
Royal visit to the Red Centre
The Northern Territory will host Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, when they visit Uluru on their Australian tour in April.
27 Feb 2014
Tourism buoyed by Queen Mary 2 visit
The world’s largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2, will dock in Darwin later this morning providing a major boost for Top End tourism operators and local businesses.
26 Feb 2014
Darwin to hail Queen Mary 2
Darwin will be treated to a spectacular sight tomorrow morning with the arrival of the world’s largest ocean liner, the Queen Mary 2.
24 Feb 2014
NT Business Events Ambassadors hit the Red Centre
NT Business Events Ambassadors will meet in Alice Springs this week (25-26 February) to discuss how they can help promote Alice Springs as a competitive business events destination.
20 Feb 2014
'Best Jobs' winner a success for the NT
After travelling almost 9,000 kilometres through the Northern Territory, spending 30 nights sleeping in a swag under the stars and swimming in 25 waterholes, ‘Outback Adventurer’ Allan Dixon says goodbye to the Territory this week.
18 Feb 2014
Taking 'AIME' at attracting business events
The Northern Territory’s Convention Bureau will lead a group of 17 Territory business event specialists to Melbourne for the largest international business expo in Australia.
16 Feb 2014
New tourism campaign for Gove
The Northern Territory Government has launched a new tourism campaign promoting Nhulunbuy and the East Arnhem Region as a holiday destination.
15 Feb 2014
Flower power to grow tourism in the Territory
The world’s biggest flower show will feature in the Territory Government’s latest international campaign to attract more tourists to the NT from one of our key traditional markets.
07 Feb 2014
Gold for NT at National Tourism Awards
An Alice Springs woman has taken out a Gold Award at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards for her innovative DIY audio tourist guides.
04 Feb 2014
'Baby Boomers' targeted to Do the NT
Australia’s cashed up ‘Baby Boomers’ will be targeted in the Territory Government’s latest domestic marketing campaign to lure more visitors to the NT.
22 Jan 2014
Alice Springs top Tiger poll for third time
Alice Springs has been named Australia’s favourite travel destination by Tigerair fans for the third consecutive time.
18 Jan 2014
Mission to boost tourism numbers
Eight Northern Territory tourism operators are on a mission to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to boost tourism numbers to the NT.
18 Jan 2014
Extra Qantas flights for NT
Qantas is continuing to show its confidence in the Territory with an increase of 10 domestic service flights to Darwin.
14 Jan 2014
Uncovering tourism opportunities in Arnhem Land
A plan is being formulated to uncover new tourism related opportunities for the Gove region following a five-day visit by a team from Tourism NT and the Department of Business.
31 Dec 2013
Tourism industry embraces digital grants
The Minister for Tourism Matt Conlan has praised the latest 22 successful applicants in the second round of the Accelerator Program with the Digital Marketing Activation Program (DMAP).
05 Dec 2013
Cricket delivers promotion bonanza for NT
The weekend’s Chairman’s XI cricket match against England in Alice Springs generated hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of media coverage for the Northern Territory.
04 Dec 2013
TigerAir returns to Darwin
TigerAir Australia has announced its return to Darwin today – yet another sign of the strength of the Territory’s economy.
03 Dec 2013
Alice Springs named TripAdvisor Destination on the Rise
Alice Springs has been named one of the top 10 destinations on the rise in the South Pacific by leading travel review website, TripAdvisor.
29 Nov 2013
International cricket back in the NT
International cricket has returned to the Northern Territory with today’s Chairman’s XI match against England in Alice Springs.
28 Nov 2013
Barmy Army invades Alice Springs
The Barmy Army has been welcomed to Alice Springs ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated Chairman’s XI match against England.
27 Nov 2013
Chairman's XI to be live streamed
The NT Government and Cricket Australia have announced this week’s historic Chairman’s XI v England Tour Match in Alice Springs will be broadcast live on the Internet.
22 Nov 2013
NT makes Best of the World list
The Northern Territory is one of the best tourist destinations in the world, according to a new list released by the National Geographic Traveler magazine today.
16 Nov 2013
Excellence in Territory tourism honoured at Brolgas
The winners of the Northern Territory’s highest tourism accolades were announced tonight at a gala ceremony for the 27th Brolga Tourism Awards in Alice Springs.
16 Oct 2013
Uluru and Alice Springs set to shine with DSO events
Music fans are only hours away from being able to see the Darwin Symphony Orchestra and their guests in an historic event, with the news that we have sold 1500 tickets to date for the shows at Uluru Friday and Saturday night.
15 Oct 2013
Going for growth in the tourism sector
The Northern Territory Government has released a new plan to return the NT tourism sector to growth, Tourism Vision 2020.
12 Oct 2013
NT strengthens ties with China's tourism market
The Northern Territory’s ties with China will be further strengthened with a delegation of Territory tourism operators visiting the world’s most populous country.
11 Oct 2013
Darwin Airport flies high with win
Northern Territory Airports have been recognised as one of the world’s best at the recent World Routes Awards in Las Vegas, for the second year in a row.
05 Oct 2013
NT hospitality shines
Three Territory hospitality businesses were last night named as some of the best in the country.
05 Oct 2013
Cruising into new season
The 2000 passenger Dawn Princess will be the first of 27 ships to visit Darwin during the 2013-14 cruise season, which starts today.
05 Oct 2013
Tourism industry urged to go digital
Territory tourism businesses can now apply for up to $3000 each to help with digital marketing under the Government’s Digital Activation Program.
29 Sep 2013
New tourism commercial says Do the NT
The Northern Territory’s new domestic advertising campaign will be rolled out to Australia tonight. Do the NT is the new message behind two 30-second television commercials, which will be broadcast nationally with a focus on our key target markets in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
12 Sep 2013
Business events stampede to the Centre
Alice Springs has today welcomed 18 business event planners and trade media from around Australia as part of a strategy to boost the number of business events to the Territory.
11 Sep 2013
Tourism industry on road to recovery
The latest statistics for domestic and international tourist numbers to the Northern Territory suggest the industry is starting to show signs of recovery.
10 Sep 2013
Business Ambassadors talk up the NT
The Government has today announced the establishment of the Northern Territory Business Events Ambassador program.
06 Sep 2013
Territory teams up with Adelaide United
Tourism NT has today been announced as a new major sponsor for the Adelaide United Football Club.
04 Sep 2013
Alice Springs People's Choice... again!
Alice Springs has been voted Australia’s top destination – for the second time – in Tigerair’s Facebook People’s Choice voting poll.
30 Aug 2013
Travel agents get a taste of the Territory
The attractions and experiences of Central Australia will this week be showcased to more than 30 travel agents from around Australia.
30 Aug 2013
$10 tickets for Chairman's XI match
Excitement is beginning to build ahead of November’s Chairman’s XI match against England in Alice Springs, following the release of ticket details today.
29 Aug 2013
NT tourism operators embrace digital age
Local tourism operators are set to benefit from the Territory Government’s new $1 million digital activation program.
28 Aug 2013
Tourism industry on track for growth
A Statement has been delivered in Parliament outlining the Government's efforts in rebuilding the Territory’s tourism industry.
21 Aug 2013
New appointment to NT Tourist Commission
Prominent Territory businessman Mick Burns will join the Northern Territory Tourist Commission.
13 Aug 2013
NT Outback Adventurer begins Best Job
The Northern Territory's winner of Tourism Australia `Best Jobs in the World' competition has arrived Down Under and been put straight to work.
06 Aug 2013
American Supercross champ headed to Darwin
American Supercross Champion, Josh Hill, will compete in the Australian Supercross Championship at Hidden Valley in September.
05 Aug 2013
Travellers give nod to Litchfield
One of the Territory’s National Parks has received a glowing endorsement from travellers around the world, highlighting the great natural beauty of the Territory.
03 Aug 2013
Honorary Territorian to fly tourism flag at the Cup
Sky Racing Channel presenter and well known jockey, Bernadette Cooper, will be flying the flag for Territory tourism at Monday’s Carlton Mid Darwin Cup.
02 Aug 2013
Driving Territory businesses into the digital age
The Northern Territory Government is offering tourism businesses a share of $1 million to help formulate digital marketing plans to better promote themselves, drive bookings and boost revenues.
31 Jul 2013
Message to the world - Do the NT
A new brand strategy has been unveiled to better sell the Northern Territory and boost holiday visitor numbers.
29 Jul 2013
T-QUAL grants windfall for NT tourism industry
Five successful Territory businesses have been congratulated for receiving substantial grants under the Tourism Quality Projects, T-QUAL Grants Program.
26 Jul 2013
DSO at Uluru - tickets on sale now
Tickets are now available for the world first performance of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra at Uluru in October.
16 Jul 2013
NT and Qantas sign tourism agreement
The Northern Territory Government and Qantas have reached a landmark $7 million cooperative agreement to promote the NT within Australia and on the international stage.
12 Jul 2013
Alice all set for Camel Cup
Alice Springs is gearing up for an influx of tourists this weekend ahead of the annual Camel Cup.
09 Jul 2013
England go Barmy for NT
The world’s most feverish cricket supporters, The Barmy Army, has begun promoting the Chairman’s XI tour match against England to be played in Alice Springs on 29-30 November.
05 Jul 2013
Beer Can Regatta to go global
In a Territory-first this weekend’s iconic Beer Can Regatta will be broadcast around the world.