Bachelorette’s 90-minute climax in the NT
AUSTRALIAN Bachelorette Ali Oetjen found love last night but may also have found the perfect place to spend her future with her new beau.
Having told media prior to entering the competition she was an "outdoors" girl, the NT provided a number of perfect locations for the series finale and Ms Oetjen wasn't dissapointed with what her dates produced.
"The Territory has always had a special place in my heart and I was excited to return," she said.
"We grew up in the country and for all our family holidays it was camping or going four-wheel-driving up to the Territory."
Iconic Territory landmarks Tjaynera Creek in Litchfield, Berry Springs Nature Reserve, Crazy Acres Mango Farm and the Wildman Wilderness Lodge on the Mary River were locations for Ali's final dates with contestants Taite and Todd, while Corroboree Billabong played host to the final Rose Ceremony.
Tourism and Culture Minister Lauren Moss said programs like The Bachelorette provided great opportunities to showcase the best of the Territory and could provide inspiration to local bachelors.
"The Northern Territory's natural beauty is a perfect backdrop for The Bachelorette finale, which will expose the NT to an audience of over 650,000 love-struck Australians," she said.
"It certainly doesn't hurt that we have lots of single blokes looking for their own Bachelorette."
Ms Moss said she hoped to capitalise on the exposure.
"As part of our record $103 million Turbocharging Tourism package, we are partnering with Jetstar to offer Bachelorette-lovers extra incentives to experience the beauty and romance of the Territory for themselves," she said.
"Our Bachelorette Jetstar campaign is expected to inject more than $6 million into the economy, providing a boost to jobs and tourism businesses throughout the Territory."