Congratulations to Cicada Lodge for achieving Ecotourism and ROC certification!
Cicada Lodge is the Northern Territories’ latest eco-luxury resort. 300kms South of Darwin and only 32kms from the Katherine town centre, Cicada Lodge is located in the pristine wilderness area of Nitmiluk National Park surrounded by rocky cliffs and cascading waterfalls.
The lodge is intrinsically involved with the Jawoyn people who are the traditional owners of the land. As a joint venture between the Jawoyn people and Indigenous Business People (IBA), Cicada Lodge ‘brings a new element of quality, service and authenticity’ to the Katherine region.
With packages at Cicada Lodge covering everything from world class accommodation, adventure tours and a dining experience completely catered to showing off native Australian foods, you’ll be sure to find something to make your experience in the top end unforgettable.
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“Working Together – Savannah Guides Partnerships”
Savannah Guides have organised a Savannah Guides School, based at Nitmiluk National Park, 29 km from Katherine. This four-day workshop will focus on how Savannah Guides works with its partners to train “Protectors and Interpreters of the Outback”. The workshop will also include field trips to explore the magnificent Katherine Gorge.
Training is an important function of Savannah Guides and aims for members to achieve and maintain a high level of competence in knowledge and interpretation that is generally consistent throughout the network.
At the schools, guides gather with like-minded contributors from government, academic, conservation and tourism sectors. Schools are structured to focus on increasing knowledge and professionalism through shared experiences and formal learning.The schools are essential to the health and ongoing success of the organization.
Two Savannah Guides Schools are held each year at varying locations across the Savannahs, featuring experts in fields such as ecology, geology, land management and tourism.
To read more about Savannah Guides program overview, information and registration, please follow the link.