Local Darwin businesses have developed new Tropical Light tours ready for Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light city-wide exhibition which starts on 1 November 2019 and runs until 30 April 2020.
Darwin cruise company Sea Darwin is on board with 'Tropical Light: Unplugged Twilight Cruise', a sunset/twilight cruise for cruises between November to March 2020, offering views of Bruce Munro’s ‘Water Towers’ installation at the Darwin Waterfront.
Char Restaurant Darwin will offer an indulgent dining experience with a luxury limousine chauffeured hotel or residence pick up, a spectacular Darwin sunset, dinner at Char Restaurant paired with matched wines and an exclusive Bruce Munro: Tropical Light tour.
Crocosaurus Cove will offer a special twilight experience under the park's subtle lights, we will present tropical inspired reptile presentations and family entertainment, including face painting and a LED light show by local business Burning Circus.
Walk Darwin has a new ‘Tropical Light Artscapes’ walking tour, taking in four of the Bruce Munro: Tropical Light Darwin CBD installations while exploring street art throughout Darwin CBD laneways.
It is anticipated that the new tours will increase visitation and enhance the viewer experience of Tropical Light, allowing locals and tourists to view the exhibition in a variety of different ways.
Northern Territory Major Events Company has contracted Distinctly Tourism Management to help mentor local businesses to develop tours and market themselves to appeal to both local and interstate markets, and to take advantage of the increased visitation over the tropical summer.
Members of the public are encouraged to register online for updates on the 2.5km arts trail, information on how to access the audio guide and the eight illuminated sculptures.
For more information on developing a Tropical Light experience through your business, contact Leanne.Paige@nt.gov.au or phone 08 8999 6321.
The Territory Labor Government’s Turbocharging Tourism investment continues to support the arts and tourism industry which creates jobs and economic opportunities for Territorians.
Quotes from Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“Our local business are taking up the opportunity to become involved in the world-class Bruce Munro: Tropical Light exhibition and will benefit from the increased visitation over our Tropical Summer.
“The Territory Labor Government is proud to support this initiative through our Turbocharging Tourism investment as it backs local businesses, creates jobs, drives visitation and ultimately strengthens our economy.
“I’d encourage local businesses to take advantage of this opportunity to be a part of Bruce Munro’s first city-wide exhibition, by working with Distinctly Tourism Management to develop tours for this fantastic new event in Darwin.”
Quotes from Sea Darwin Owner Jim Smith:
“Sea Darwin’s Tropical Light Unplugged Twilight Cruise offers a small group experience featuring a 45 minute sunset and twilight cruise on Darwin harbour before returning to Kitchener Bay to view the stunning ‘Water Towers’ installation, one of the Bruce Munro’s Tropical Light installations.
“We swap nature’s light for illuminated light with passengers disembarking at Stokes Hill Wharf, in perfect proximity to walk through the Waters Towers installation along the Sea Wall and in to the Darwin Waterfront Precinct which features three more of the Bruce Munro: Tropical Light installations.”
Quotes from Crocosaurus Cove, General Manager Penny Eckel:
“Bruce Munro: Tropical Light Exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for our business to showcase our attraction in the evening.
“Under the parks subtle lights we will present tropical inspired reptile presentations and family entertainment, including face painting and LED light show by local business Burning Circus.
“We look forward to welcoming Darwin locals and visitors to the Top End during our Tropical Summer period.”