THE Northern Territory is throwing down the welcome mat to fully vaccinated tourists from next month.
Tourism NT is the first Australian tourism body to offer a vaccine incentive.
Its summer tourism campaign, the NT Summer Sale, returns in less than a week's time, offering discounts to vaccinated visitors travelling to the area between October 1 and March 31 next year.
Travellers can save on flights, accommodation, tours, attractions and vehicle hire, with a $200 discount for every $1000 spent on a Northern Territory booking.
The territory government wants to be seen as the premier safe travel destination in Australia and has released a comprehensive COVID management plan.
Tourism and hospitality minister Natasha Fyles said the incentives offered travellers the opportunity to enjoy a world class holiday as a reward for helping Australia move past the pandemic.
"In just two weeks, we will unveil the next round of Territory Tourism Vouchers," she said.
Here are just some of the new experiences on offer:
Katherine Outback Experience: This popular company has unveiled a brand-new glamping experience. Guests can expect warm country hospitality with home-cooked meals and spacious bell tents decked out with luxury comforts, including a king sized bed. After a day of exploring Nitmiluk National Park or horse-riding on the farm, nights can be spent cozying around the communal campfire and stargazing.
Hideaway Litchfield: Due to popular demand, the luxury bush accommodation provider is building a third cabin. Nestled in the native bushland of Litchfield National Park, the luxury cabins, which are made from shipping containers, are off-grid and the perfect retreat when exploring the park's stunning waterfalls and waterholes. With room for three guests, the third cabin is open for bookings now.
Lake Bennett Resort: The popular holiday spot has reopened under new management after a three-year closure. The rural hotel has undergone extensive renovations, including upgrades to all 50 rooms. The resort is the perfect spot for a relaxed getaway, offering various activities, including canoe and kayak hire, mountain biking and trail walking.
Crocosaurus Cove: The wildlife centre has launched a new interactive experience. Whipray Encounter offers guests the chance to hand-feed friendly two-metre freshwater whiprays - a species that is native to northern Australia. The guided tour is available once a day as part of the afternoon Fish Feeding Show. Up to four guests can enjoy the unique experience.
Cahills Crossing: One of Kakadu's most recognised sites is set to get two new viewing platforms, offering tourists a safe spot to catch a glimpse of crocodiles. It is expected to be finished later this year.
The website is set to go live with the new special offers on October 1.
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