Visitor Experience Enhancement Program

Northern Territory Countryside


The Visitor Experience Enhancement Program seeks to enable the tourism industry to improve its customer experience, so that more visitors have positive experiences and will recommend the Territory to others.

One-off funding of up to $50 000 (ex GST) is available per business.  Businesses will be expected to provide a minimum matching cash co-contribution.  Applications have now closed for round 5.  

Successful recipients round 5 (October 2021) 

00Seven Adventures

Storage facility and welcome sign in equipment

 $             11,083.18

Admiralty House

Admiralty House outdoor revamp

 $             31,764.00

Airport Development Group

New tour - Gurambai Cultural Experience

 $             40,154.00

AK Helicopters

Helipad and carpark enhancements

 $             28,198.03

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Digital projection capability and Pig Nose Turtle exhibit

 $               5,520.00

Australian Walking Holidays

Kings Canyon + Uluru camp upgrades

 $             50,000.00

Barefoot Fishing Safaris

Vessel safety and comfort enhancements

 $               6,301.50

Big Bus Darwin

Canopy cover for double decker bus

 $               4,012.20

Bike You

Motorbike tours - upgrades to facilities

 $             50,000.00

Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre

Restore existing gallery and exhibition spaces and upgrades to the accommodation facilities

 $             50,000.00

Bula'Bula Arts Aboriginal Corporation

Bathroom renovations

 $             14,716.60

Bullo River Station

Stargazing equipment

 $               3,748.50

Camels Australia

Crafty Camel Wool Shed new signage

 $               5,742.07

Charlies of Darwin

Fans for cooling of bar

 $               8,093.18

Chillis Backpackers

Refurbishment of accommodation rooms

 $             46,668.69

Club Eastside

New indoor playground

 $             50,000.00

Darwin Resort

Improvements to resort security and lighting

 $             21,960.26

Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Cafe bar extension

 $               9,730.00

Desert Palms Alice Springs

Thermal Insulation, PV enhancement and waterproofing accommodation

 $             50,000.00

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin

Upgrade swimming pool area

 $             50,000.00

Frontier Hotel

New deck area for bar

 $             42,492.50

Gardens Park Golf Links

Shading and cooling of mini golf area

 $             44,000.00

Heritage Caravan Park

Pool and camp kitchen improvement project

 $             45,061.40

Hilton Darwin

Swimming pool upgrade

 $             16,916.50

Howard Springs Tavern

Child playground and shade structure

 $             46,216.00


E-bike touring

 $             41,325.00

Litchfield Tropical Retreat

Upgrade of two bathrooms

 $               9,576.00

Lords Kakadu & Arnhem Land Safaris

Trailer upgrade

 $               1,184.50


Refresh of exhibition Unruly Days: Territory Life 1911-1921

 $             20,776.00

Mercure Darwin Airport Resort

Revitalise 28 guest accommodation rooms

 $             50,000.00

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Courtyard beautification

 $             32,939.65

Noonamah Tourist Park

Extension of caravan sites

 $             40,642.75

Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel

Renovate and redesign one floor of accommodation rooms

 $             50,000.00

NT Bird Specialists

Upgrades to field equipment and tour vehicle retrofits

 $               3,346.54

NT Soaring

Glider Winch

 $             50,000.00

NTWSA Darwin Ski Club

Upgrade guest comfort amenities

 $               3,303.00

Outback Tour Services

Red Centre Camps enhancements

 $             45,750.00

Palm Court Budget Motel

Accommodation room upgrades

 $             50,000.00

Pyndan Camel Tracks

New security entrance gate

 $               3,243.98

Remote Education Tours

Campground for school groups

 $             41,449.63

Spring Tide Safaris

A new trailer and canopy

 $               4,140.00

The Cavenagh Hotel

Noise reduction & room renovations

 $             45,508.36

The Darwin Sailing Club

Lighting and furniture enhancements

 $             15,905.00

The Katherine Museum

Agriculture and Military machinery display infrastructure construction

 $             36,363.32

Tiwi Enterprises

Seating and shade at Tiwi Islands welcome centre

 $             14,866.74

Tiwi Island Retreat

Walkway jetty upgrade

 $             50,000.00

Todd Tavern

Accommodation upgrades

 $             50,000.00

Uluru Audio Guide

Valley of the Winds audio content creation project

 $               5,037.00

Uluru Segway Tours

Battery upgrades to increase capacity

 $             50,000.00

Venture North Australia

Implementation of new self-catered accommodation for self-drivers.

 $             31,603.00

Vision Sportfishing

Upgrade motor & electrics

 $             33,383.43

Wagait Beach Bush Retreat

Pool and outdoor recreational area upgrade

 $             42,977.24

Yarraman Territory

Ablution block installation

 $             16,552.00

Yknot Charters

Trailer to transport vessel to other fishing locations

 $             12,575.00

Previous Successful Recipients

Page last updated on 22 December 2021