NT: Environmental and Cultural Tourism

Develop and support a range of tourism initiatives which showcase the natural features and cultural values of the local area.

Why it is important?

The Northern Tablelands has unique and significant environmental and cultural values. Showcasing these through tourism initiatives can provide social and cultural outcomes and raise awareness of these values within the local community. If these initiatives are also Indigenous run and focussed or conducted in partnership with Traditional Owners, there is the potential for significant positive outcomes for local Indigenous people.

Examples of Local Action

  • Establish an art gallery for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists.
  • Conduct cultural tours through some of the local wetlands.

Contribution to Regional Priority

R-CV 11: Natural and Cultural Tourism to Increase Awareness
Develop a tourism marketing strategy to promote the natural and cultural assets of the Wet Tropics region, increasing environmental awareness and value through experience with nature.

Local Landscape:

Northern Tablelands

Regional Theme:

Cultural Connection