Nitmiluk Gorge has been one of the most popular destinations for Territorians who have been encouraged to explore their own backyards during pandemic border closures.
The national park has been a winner from the inaugural Tourism Voucher scheme.
Residents have redeemed more than 17,400 vouchers generating $7.09 million in bookings.
The $5.2 million Government scheme has seen Territorians booking hotels and experiences across the Territory, with Kakadu, Nitmiluk and Kings Canyon among the most population destinations.
Popular activities have included hot air ballooning, fishing charters and harbour cruises.
Vouchers not redeemed within 30 days have gone back into the funding pool and are now being released to Territorians on the waiting list on a staggered basis.
Last week, the Government announced a further $10 million for two more rounds of the voucher scheme to encourage locals to continue getting out and supporting local business over the coming low season.
Round 2 will open on November 1 and Round 3 on February 1 next year.
As with the first round, Territorians will be able to access a $200 voucher to spend on a bookable product when they spend $200 of their own money.
The voucher will be doubled to $400 for people travelling further than 500km from their home, to encourage Territorians to consider taking an extended adventure.
Top Enders will particularly be encouraged to take a road trip to Central Australia or get out to Arnhem Land.
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