Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Major Events Matt Conlan
Territory Beaches Among The Best In Australia
Victor P Taffa
Three Northern Territory beaches have made Australia’s ‘best beaches’ list; Mindil, Casuarina, and East Woody.
The Territory landscapes feature in 101 Best Australian Beaches, the first ever authoritative list of Australia’s beaches.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Matt Conlan, said recognition of the Top End’s beaches provides another reason for visitors to flock to the region.
“The Territory has a magnificent coastline that boasts vast expanses of unspoilt sand and spectacular views.” Mr. Conlan said.
The three Territory beaches on the list were chosen for their unique attributes:
- Mindil Beach – Home to the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, visitors to Mindil can sit on the sands, listening to lively beats, smelling the heady mix of Asian food stalls, and watching a spectacular tropical sunset.
- Casuarina Beach: Popular with the locals, who can be seen jogging, picnicking and walking the dog at the end of the work day.
- East Woody Beach (Nhulunbuy): Offers visitors pristine white sands with a backdrop of palm trees and azure waters – a magnificent secluded and remote setting.
“We’re very fortunate to have three of the best beaches in Australia right here on the doorstep of Territorians.” Mr. Conlan said.
“The book will be featured in bookstores and airports across Australia, creating fantastic exposure for the Northern Territory.”
Co-authors of the book 101 Best Australian Beaches are Brad Farmer, a pioneer advocate for coastal preservation and founder of Ocean Care Day, and Professor Andrew Short, widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on beaches.