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‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ mentoring opportunities for tourism operators

The Territory Government continues to invest in the arts and tourism industry to create jobs and economic opportunities for Territorians.

As part of the Territory Labor Government’s $103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package, tourism operators have the opportunity to obtain mentoring assistance in the development of tour and product offerings to make the most of ‘Bruce Munro: Tropical Light’ which will feature eight illuminated sculptures from local artists placed throughout the Darwin CBD over a 2.5km art trail.

The exhibition will run from 1 November 2019 until 30 April 2020 and attract visitors to Darwin and locals to the CBD during the Top End’s traditional off-peak tourist season.

To create the best possible visitor experience, Tourism NT is looking for dedicated tours and products to support the exhibition such as connecting an existing tour product to the art trail, packaging accommodation with Tropical Light themed menu items, partnering with a restaurant or venue, or additional supportive ideas.

To express your interest, contact Leanne Paige at or 08 8999 6321 by COB 24 July.

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Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

“This unique light exhibition in the tropical summer offers great opportunities to the local tourism industry as part of the Territory Labor Government’s $103 million Turbocharging Tourism investment.

“There are significant potential spin-off benefits for tourism and hospitality operators, retailers and hoteliers resulting from the Tropical Light exhibition, which is expected to attract thousands of additional visitors over our traditionally quieter months. 

“I encourage Darwin tourism operators to find out what opportunities are available and to start planning tours and other potential offerings around the exhibition.”

Quotes from Tourism Top End General Manager, Glen Hingley:

“Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light is welcomed by Top End tourism operators, as hotels, tour companies, attractions and retailers agree this is a potential game changer, providing yet another reason for tourists to visit Darwin and the Top End.

“Many leaders in the tourism industry are getting behind it and marketing it through travel distribution partners across Australia and internationally.”

Quotes from Walk Darwin, Nerida Hart:         

“I'm really looking forward to this world-class, location-wide event coming to Darwin. It's not happened before in all the decades I've lived here and it has my creativity in overdrive as to how my business can be part of the experience and the opportunities it brings for us to show locals and visitors around town.”

Media Contact: Lisa Sennett 0436 929 858