The ultimate Top End tourism competition

GOLDEN TICKET: The Golden Ticket comes with money-can’t-buy-experiences unique to the Northern Territory.

GOLDEN TICKET: The Golden Ticket comes with money-can’t-buy-experiences unique to the Northern Territory.

Showgoers in Katherine and Darwin could win a “Golden Ticket” which would give them VIP access to some of the Top End’s greatest attractions. 

All you have to do is drop by the Department of Tourism and Culture stand in the Parks and Wildlife Commission marquee while you are at the Katherine Show.

The Department of Tourism and Culture Golden Ticket comes with money-can’t-buy-experiences unique to the Northern Territory.

The prize

  • A ride-along tour with the Northern Territory’s Crocodile Management Team
  • The opportunity to release one of the 101 prize-tagged barramundi in Season 3 of the Million Dollar Fish competition
  • The chance to be a Zookeeper for a day at the Territory Wildlife Park.
  • A guided tour on board a Parks and Wildlife boat of either Nitmiluk National Park or Victoria River
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the Northern Territory Archives and the Northern Territory Library where the winner will get the chance to digitise personal photos using the library’s specialised equipment.
  • Free tickets to the Darwin International Film Festival and the Wave Pool
  • Free entry to the 2017 Mitchell Street Mile,
  • Free venue hire at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
  • Free tours of the Gardens with Walk Darwin Segway Tours NT.

Tourism and Culture department CEO Alastair Shields said the department is “home to the best of the Territory’s great lifestyle, our parks, arts and cultural festivals, unique heritage and tourism experiences and first class sporting events”.

“The prizes in the Golden Ticket represent some of the Territory’s iconic experiences and events as well as the variety of work the Department of Tourism and Culture carries out in the community,” Mr Shields said. 

“We’ve no doubt this is a ticket all Territorians will want to win.”

The department’s  stand joins the family favourite Parks and Wildlife Commission display, which this year encourages visitors to “take a closer” look at the Territory’s tourism assets as well as our parks and reserves.

As part of the display, the stand will include Virtual Reality headsets showcasing the NT Government’s recent collaboration with Google, showcasing Uluru via Google Maps StreetView.

Show-goers will also be able to get up close and personal with snakes and a baby crocodile, meet their local park rangers, learn more about how to Be Crocwise and take a closer look at some of the plant and animal species of the Top End that are special to the region.

Territory residents over the age of 18, who visit the Department of Tourism and Culture stand, can enter the Golden Ticket competition.

The Top End winner will be drawn on Friday, August 4.

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