A new eco-resort in the Northern Territory will provide employment and investment opportunities for Indigenous Australians, while offering tourists a stunning wilderness experience.
The Wildman Wilderness Lodge – located halfway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park – is owned by Indigenous Business Australia (IBA).
Officially opening the Lodge today, Minister for Indigenous Health and Member for Lingiari Warren Snowdon said the resort offered its guests the opportunity to explore the Mary River Wetlands.
“This is a magnificent area of floodplains and billabongs; home to an abundance of birdlife, fish and the iconic saltwater crocodiles,” Mr Snowdon said.“You stay in 5-star luxury with 5-star wilderness on your doorstep.”
Federal Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said the resort offered opportunities for Traditional Owners to unlock the wealth potential of their land.