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Published on : Friday, June 10, 2016
Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price said $1.3 million in upgrades had just been completed to cater for increasing visitor numbers and protect the park’s significant natural and cultural values.
The revamp included the relocation of the car park and creation of a new day-use area.
It was just one stage of the Government’s $10.43 million commitment to improve the overall visitor experience at Litchfield National Park .
“Buley Rockhole is a key drawcard for tourism to Litchfield National Park and is also favoured by Darwin locals,” Minister Price said.
“With Buley Rockhole’s rising popularity, overcrowding was a major issue so the redesign of this popular site was essential to meet the increased demand.”
Minister Price said visitors would be able to picnic away from the rockholes themselves and enjoy the new day-use area which included five new shaded shelters, picnic tables and a new easily-accessible footpath.
“This will also enable visitors to easily and comfortably disperse across the site to enjoy the site’s facilities,” she said.
“The new and improved sealed carpark will service the new day-use area and rockholes, while minimising congestion.
“The works have been completed – just in time for the long weekend – by locally based Indigenous contractors Intract Australia Pty Ltd.
“I’m really excited that the public can now start to enjoy these upgrades.”