70 new camping and caravan sites for NT park

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BIG4 Hidden Valley holiday park has added 70 caravan and camping sites ahead of the upcoming tourist season, bringing the number of its sites to over 300, putting the Federal Government Caravan Infrastructure Grant to good use.  

Park Director Antony Wiesener says the Government funding will go a long way to contributing to the success of the caravan industry in the top end. 

“Darwin is extremely busy in the winter months, and it can be hard for tourists to find quality accommodation,” he says. 

 “This grant will make it easier for tourists to visit the great city of Darwin. 

“We would not have been able to create the extra sites without the funding.  It’s a win for us, for Darwin, and, most importantly, local tourism. 

“Grants such as these are an integral part of the domestic tourism industry as most providers in the NT are small companies battling the ever-increasing costs of living.” 

Federal Member for Solomon Luke Goslin says the upgrades will significantly benefit the local community’s economy. 

“Caravan parks are a very popular choice of accommodation in the Territory—providing great options for families, budget-conscious travellers, and travellers who want to get off the beaten track and explore everything the Top End offers,” he says. 

“This funding will not only support the BIG4 Hidden Valley Holiday Park in Berrimah, but it will also deliver economic benefits for our community by encouraging more of our interstate mates and international visitors to come and stay. 

“My very first visit to Darwin back in 1986 involved a stay at a caravan park next to Darwin Showgrounds. The cost, the family-friendly atmosphere, and the well-travelled characters you meet at caravan parks make this iconic Australian accommodation option hard to beat.” 

BIG4 Hidden Valley received $50,000 from the $10 million caravan park grant program. The park was required to match the Federal Government’s contribution to receive the funding that will go a long way to developing new sites, planting new trees—and helping develop the park’s already established ambience and existing beauty. 

Caravan Industry Association of Australia, CEO,  Stuart Lamont, thanks the Albanese Government, particularly the Hon. Senator Don Farrell, and Austrade for their commitment to regional Tourism through Infrastructure funding.  He says it is great to start seeing many of the 111 national projects come to fruition. 

“Caravan Industry Association of Australia worked hard with the Federal Government to secure funding for caravan park infrastructure grant funding,” he says.  

“Caravan parks are the lifeblood of many rural and regional communities, and the Federal Government’s support to see infrastructure improvement across the caravan park sector will provide better experiences, increased facilities for those with accessibility needs and greater capacity so more Australians can get out and enjoy the very best that Australian has to offer.”