Lifestyle and local livelihoods

Territorians enjoy a lifestyle second to none. Despite the heat, locals get outdoors as often as they can – into the bush to camp and into a tinny to fish.

Healthy coasts are central to our treasured Top End way of life and our fishing lifestyle. They are a tourism magnet - core to our economy and local livelihoods.

Northern Australia has some of the last healthy tropical coastline in the world. Our cultural landscapes are internationally renowned, and tourists travel great distances to experience our Top End icons.

We have an incredible diversity and abundance of marine life. Fishing and wildlife tours are core to our local economy, generating jobs and supporting local businesses. Yet, there are so many more opportunities still to be explored for coastal tourism.

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