Northern Territory Minister for Tourism, Paul Henderson, has welcomed the result of the Australian Traveller magazine survey, “100 great things to do in Australia you’ve never heard of”.
“This fantastic result just confirms what we already know as locals – that Litchfield is a real Top End gem,” Minister Henderson said.
“Kakadu naturally receives more attention as it is top of the mind when considering nature and culture icons; however Litchfield offers travellers a nature-based experience in the outer surrounds of Darwin.
“It is a closer attraction for those people wanting shorter stay trips and is promoted as part of the Destination Marketing approach along with Darwin and Surrounds.
“It’s great to see that word is starting to spread and Litchfield is being recognised for its true worth.
“With an average of 242,000 visitors per year, which is on par with Kakadu’s visitor numbers, we don’t expect Litchfield to appear on a ‘hidden gem’ list for much longer.
“The Northern Territory had 11 destinations in the top 100 list, including Ormiston Gorge (number 5), the Cutta Cutta Caves (number 38), Chambers Pillar (number 46) and Darwin’s Beer Can Regatta (number 51),” Mr Henderson said.
Results of Australian Traveller magazine survey
Top 10 lesser-known things to do in Australia
1. Litchfield National Park, NT
2. Lake Ballard, WA
3. Baird Bay, SA
4. Cape Chivaree, QLD
5. Ormiston Gorge, NT
6. Mount Augustus, WA
7. Naracoorte, SA
8. Carnarvon National Park, Qld
9. Port Lincoln, SA
10. Undara, Qld
Northern Territory listings in top 100
1. Litchfield National Park
5. Swim at Ormiston Gorge
33. Garig Ganuk Barlu National and Cobourg Marine Park
38. The Cutta Cutta Caves
46. Chambers Pillar
49. Tiwi Islands – morning tea ladies
51. Darwin Beer Can Regatta
59. Hawk Dreaming safari camp experience – Kakadu National Park
79. Go underground at Arltunga
92. Crazy Ant volunteer program on the Gove Peninsula
97. Flying Camels tour – Anangu Waai