Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Northern Territory aims to boost mountain bike tourism

Northern Territory aims to boost mountain bike tourism
October 18, 2015

The Northern Territory Government plans is developing a new Master Plan, which will identify “exciting opportunities” to help grow mountain biking across the Territory.

With the Northern Territory have attracted a growing number of mountain bike events in recent years, Chief Minister Adam Giles explains “there is no better way to enjoy the Territory’s unique and stunning natural environment than to get off-road and on-track at some of our many spectacular mountain bike trails.

“From the dramatic landscapes and red dirt of Central Australia to the tropical reserves of the Top End, the Territory is the perfect backdrop for mountain bike riders.

“Whether you are an adventure thrill seeker or a beginner, there’s something for everyone’s ability.

"Our new Master Plan will help us grow this niche tourism market and attract even more holiday makers to the Territory, which will have positive spin-offs for local businesses.

“The Master Plan will identify the commercial and social opportunities and benefits for local residents too, with the potential to create more active and healthy lifestyle opportunities for locals.

The Master Plan will also look at how the Northern Territory can attract a dedicated mountain bike tourism market, business opportunities and the potential to create more jobs and economic benefits.

It will detail existing mountain biking activity, identify national and international trends and develop opportunities and the potential to create more jobs and economic benefits for the Territory and our regions.

Chief Minister Giles added “Tourism NT will be working closely with Parks and Wildlife Commission NT, Department of Sport and Recreation and other NT Government agencies to ensure all issues relating to mountain biking in the NT are identified and considered in the Master Plan.

“This initiative is part of the Government’s plan to drive the development of North Australia and build a $2.2 billion visitor economy by 2020.”

To advance the Master Plan, stakeholder forums have been held in Alice Springs and Darwin to gather important information and feedback. 

Image: Legendary Alice Springs mountain bike stage race The Redback.

13th March 2015 - NEW TOURISM PLAN TO OPEN UP REMOTE INDIGENOUS AREAS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

7th December 2014 - LEGENDARY MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE RETURNS TO ALICE SPRINGS IN 2015

20th April 2014 - ALICE SPRINGS WELCOMES NEW WORLD-CLASS MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL NETWORK

7th November 2012 - NEW COMMISSION AIMS TO REVITALISE NT TOURISM

 


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

XBODY Australia Pty Ltd

PROVEN BUSINESS CONCEPTS WITH XBODY XBody’s goal is to see you and your EMS business succeed. That is why we don’t just sell equipment, we provide know-how, expert knowledge,…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

HIDROPLAY

Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business