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Kakadu scoops two Brolga tourism awards

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Kakadu National Park and Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel both took home major wins at the recent 2016 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards, topping off Kakadu Tourism’s best performance in five years.

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Brolga awards top off Kakadu’s best performance in five years

Photo: “The Croc” Hotel in Kakadu

Photo: “The Croc” Hotel in Kakadu

World heritage listed Kakadu National Park was named the best Major Tourist Attraction, while the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel took out the award for Unique Accommodation.

In addition, Christian Diddams, a highly experienced ranger in Kakadu National Park, won the SKAL Tourism Employee Award.

Kakadu National Park and “The Croc” will now represent the Northern Territory at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in February, with Darwin hosting the national awards for the first time.

Welcoming the awards, Kakadu Tourism chair Rick Allert said the Brolga success was a result of an innovative and co-operative effort by Kakadu operators, Kakadu National Park and Northern Territory Tourism.

“No one has ever doubted the magnificence of Kakadu as a destination, but over the past few years we have really put in an exceptional effort to make the destination a more attractive touring option for international and domestic visitors,” he said.

“That has meant upgrading accommodation, offering new touring options, targeting both general travellers and specific target markets, and – most importantly – working collectively with Tourism NT, airlines, wholesalers and travel agents to get out the message that Kakadu offers a truly exceptional and memorable travel experience.”

The Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel’s success follows an extensive upgrading program, which included distinctive Indigenous aspects such as the expansion of the hotel’s Ochre Art Gallery and the appointment of an Indigenous Artist in Residence to encourage greater understanding of local culture. The hotel’s rooms have also been refurbished, while Escarpment Restaurant has launched a new menu that features distinctive Kakadu staples such as barramundi and crocodile.


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