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Territory success story

Helen Martin

Portrait shot of Helen Martin

Helen Martin is the managing director and co-founder of Banubanu Beach Retreat along with her business partner and husband Trevor Hosie. Together they naively embarked on building an eco-fishing lodge with permission from the Yolngu custodians of Dhambaliya (Bremer Island) in North-East Arnhem Land at a location called Banubanu in 2005.

Today Banubanu Beach Retreat is one of the great highlights of North-East Arnhem Land. Banubanu offers tourists a relaxing island getaway, for day trips and holidays. The retreat accommodates 12 guests in six glamping eco tents, it has a restaurant that offers great food and service, plunge pool that overlooks the Arafura Sea. It is fast becoming a much sought after holiday destination throughout Australia.

Helen will share her tourism business story of transforming a humble fishing shack into a world class eco resort in a remote location in the Northern Territory.