Indigenous owners open Cicada Lodge

Cicada Lodge, Australia’s newest luxury property in Nitmiluk National Park in the Northern Territory’s Top End, is open for business.

“Final construction is complete, and without doubt I can say that Cicada Lodge has exceeded all our expectations and has brought a new level of accommodation, service and experience to the Top End”, said property marketing director Clive Pollack.


“Service will be the primary focus of the property with champagne on arrival, valet parking, free wi-fi connection across the property, sunset canapés and welcome each evening by the pool, and a complimentary bar service. Most importantly however Cicada guests will have access to an exclusive tailor made touring program”, said Mr Pollack.

Guests will be able to experience the Nitmiluk region in a number of ways – they can fly by helicopter to a remote location to swim in a private crystal clear waterfall; they can be dropped off anywhere along the Gorge system and canoe down; they can fly to remote rock art sites with an Indigenous guide to view thousand year old paintings; or fly low over the surrounding areas and experience the power of the Gorge and Kakadu from the air.

“Cicada Lodge is more than a hotel, it is a total experience from the dining and touring choices, to the cultural experiences and overall service and attention to detail” said Mr Pollack.

The lodge is secure and private, with 18 fully air conditioned rooms, elevated to maximise views out across the Katherine River to the sandstone country above the gorge. Made up of lush gullies full of flora inhabiting giant cracks in the gorge walls, and broad valleys meandering through both the high and the low country, this is a truly distinct and unique landscape.

The focal point of the Lodge is the restaurant and pool deck which flow into one another through the use of full length sliding glass doors, allowing guests to take advantage of the stunning sunsets and mild evenings of the dry season, and the comforts of air conditioning in the hotter wet season.

Cicada Lodge is 100% Indigenous owned in a joint agreement between the Jawoyn people, Aboriginals Benefit Account, and Indigenous Business Australia.


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