Presented with challenges, clues, puzzles and riddles, 50 of Australia’s and New Zealand’s top travel agents spent last Friday morning discovering the very best of Darwin city as a part of the Darwin Amazing Race Experience (D.A.R.E.), Tourism NT famil.
Five teams of ten iconically named after famous Territory explorers competed against each other in a battle of points. This customised event experience was the ultimate showcase of Darwin’s rich history, adventurous attitude and authentic culture.
An initiative of Tourism NT, DARE was developed and implemented by local boutique events agency, AA&P Events, who have over ten years’ experience delivering customised events and incentive experiences in the Northern Territory.
Tourism NT’s Garbielle Deacon said that D.A.R.E provided a hands-on opportunity to experience 10 of the city’s best tourist attractions and unique transport options.
“Each part of D.A.R.E was strategically incorporated to deliver maximum value to the agents, and the local operators. It was a carefully balanced program that provided an incredible insight into Darwin’s history, as well as showcase of what Darwin has to offer as a contemporary and thriving tourism destination.”
“We’ve had really positive feedback from the agents, all saying that it was a unique, fun and educational way to experience a destination,” said Ms Deacon.
Just some of the experiences of the morning included getting up close and personal with Matilda the python at Crocosuarus Cove and the mystery box challenge, enjoying green ant mousse as a part of the blind folded bush tucker tasting and cooling off at the Big Buoy Waterpark.