Local tourism operations benefit from tourism infrastructure grants

Northern Territory Government tourism infrastructure grants have recently been awarded to two Central Australia projects.

Standley Chasm's picnic area will be upgraded and birdwatching hides installed thanks to a $60,000 grant.

Standley Chasm is a private flora and fauna reserve about 50 kilometres west of Alice Springs which includes café facilities, camp grounds and a picnic area operated by the Angkerle Aboriginal Corporation.

Two purpose-built birdwatching hides will be installed, providing the opportunity to tap into a new, niche market, whilst assisting local birdwatching tour operators to tailor a package that includes the Chasm.

In further funding, the Kangaroo Sanctuary, a wildlife reserve and the film location for a number of successful television series, will receive $50 000 for a camel enclosure.

The new facility will allow a camel education and experience component to be added to the existing guided sunset tour.

In an added bonus, the three camels to be housed in the enclosure will appear on season three of Kangaroo Dundee, further showcasing this wonderful location to potential tourists.

Last updated: 27 March 2018