The Territory Labor Government is continuing to invest in festivals and events across the Territory, recognising their importance to liveability, tourism, and local jobs.
Commencing this week to coincide with the start of the Easter in the Alice event, a special seven part series NT Out and About will air on Channel 9 and Imparja featuring the Territorys unique events and foodie tourism highlights.
The series is part of the Territory Labor Governments Turbocharging Tourism activity and aims to increase intra-territory travel and encourage Territorians and their visiting friends and relatives to explore and try our great food and beautiful backyard and become advocates of the Territorys wonderful food and travel experiences.
Filmed on location across the Territorys key tourism destinations, the series is hosted by NT local and now national ABC radio presenter Shannon Byrne and encourages Territorians to book a holiday at home.
Featured events include:
- Alice Springs Beanie Festival
- Blacken Open Air Festival
- Outback Cycling Easter in the Alice
- Uluru Camel Cup
- A Taste of Kakadu
- Barunga Festival
- Territory Tribute – Overture to Peace event.
Food operators include:
- 123 Bar & Bite (Gapview Hotel)
- Bean Tree Caf (Olive Pink Botanical Gardens)
- Royal Flying Doctors Caf
- The Bakery
- The Coffee Horse
- Aboriginal Bush Traders
- Nitmiluk dinner cruises
- Stokes Hill Wharf.
As stated by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
The NT Out and About promotion is a great way to remind Territorians about the wonderful events we have in our own backyard.
The Territory hosts some of Australias most iconic festivals and events and this is a great way to spread the word and encourage friends and family to visit.
Its also a great promotion for our regional destinations, encouraging regional dispersal to deliver economic benefits and supporting local jobs in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
Quote from Sponsor and Promotor of Outback Cycling Easter in the Alice, Clark Petrick:
Im really excited to see the Outback Cycling Easter in the Alice event promoted as part of this tourism campaign.
This is a race event that locals love. Im sure the series will get people thinking about the event, excited.