New ground breaking Kakadu tourism video
A Journey Through Kakadu, a ground breaking online Tourism NT video, is set to be released today and will show the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park like never before.
Minister for Tourism and Culture Lauren Moss, said that the Territory Labor Government is investing in the tourism sector and building the NT brand through innovative initiatives like this.
“We believe that building visitor numbers is key to supporting and creating local jobs,” Ms Moss said.
“Kakadu is a unique and special place, the new footage really captures the vast landscapes and rich diversity of the World Heritage listed National Park.
“A Journey Through Kakadu is a stunning video that will showcase our unique part of the world, providing an important boost to the tourism industry and the more than 17,000 direct and indirect jobs that depend on it.
“For the first time, drones have been used to record footage from the 20,000 square kilometre National Park, giving viewers a bird’s eye view of the stunning locations throughout it.
“From soaring above the famous Yellow Waters Billabong at sunrise, the video takes in the escarpment of the towering Nourlangie Rock, a deeply spiritual site and home to significant Aboriginal rock art more than 20,000 years old, to the cascading waterfalls at Maguk Gorge and Gunlom.
“This stunning footage allows people from all over the world to experience a magical glimpse of Kakadu National Park.
“By using new technology we are able to share the Park with a new audiences and attract more visitors from all over the world to come and seen this natural wonder for themselves.”
Parks Australia Acting Park Manager Steve Wroe said, “We’re so excited to be a part of this project, the footage is incredible and shows our park at its very best. I have little doubt that this extraordinary content will help boost visitor numbers.”
The new content was filmed by Instagram stars Salty Wings, who were part of the ‘Mega Meet’ campaign in May this year. The duo said that filming the lush green landscapes of Kakadu was an enriching experience.
“Having seen a lot of Australia’s coastline, we were humbled and excited when the opportunity of working inland at Kakadu National Park came,” said Salty Wings co-owner Jampal Williamson.
“The landscape stood out in more ways than one. Never had we experienced such an expansive, ancient place with such history. At all times we were surrounded with vast plains and giant escarpments that stretched as far as the eye could see. We shot from sunrise to sunset each day, capturing rich Australian outback colours. The mornings were spectacular, as soon as the sun broke the horizon Kakadu came alive with wildlife and pastel hues.”
A Journey Through Kakadu can be seen at https://goo.gl/sifWfr