July 4, 2022 | By Joyce DiMascio

Kakadu Tourism has launched a new quintessentially Australian range of experiences to reward and delight incentive and group travellers to the Northern Territory.

Launching the new packages, Kakadu Tourism says it boasts a rich cultural and natural heritage that goes back 65,000 years.

With the largest national park in Australia, Kakadu Tourism Incentive Trips targets companies wanting to deliver money-can’t-buy experiences.

The new initiative includes a range of experience that can only be accessed in the Kakadu region.

According to Mandy Muir of the local Murrumburr Clan, Kakadu’s history is captured in the landscape.

“We don’t have a written history. Our story is embedded into the landscape and painted into stone country making it the oldest living indigenous culture in the world that continues to live on,” she says.

Among the experiences promoted as part of Kakadu Tourism Incentive Trips are scenic flights over waterfalls, fishing trips, art classes with Indigenous painters, didgeridoo performances and lessons and bush food discovery cooking classes with traditional owners.

An Indigenous-owned collective, the tourism organisation is targeting interstate and international groups looking for authentic “out of the ordinary” experiences.

Small to medium sized groups can be accommodated at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu while groups of up to 250 can meet at Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, which is shaped like a crocodile with meeting spaces inside the skull of the reptile. Groups of up to 100 can enjoy a new dining experience, Kakadu under the Stars, at Warradjan Cultural Centre in Cooinda and there is also a Crocs and Canapes twilight cruise on Yellow Water Billabong.

Kakadu Tourism Adventure Tours can also provide pre and post touring options including off-road adventures to waterfalls, swimming holes and many of the sites made famous in the Crocodile Dundee films.