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MAY 2021
 

 


Opening up more visitor experiences

New campsites being provided in
the NT's 'national treasure'

Litchfield National ParkNEW areas of the Northern Territory's Litchfield National Park are being opened to tourists, complete with campsites.

Construction work under the $17.5m Turbo Charging Tourism project is already underway, with Central Valley campsites on track to open this dry season.

The area will allow campers and visitors direct access to swim in and enjoy the spring-fed creeks.

A local company the Ostojic Group is carrying out construction for Stage 3 of the project, which includes building:

10 campsites within campground one, with drop toilets and an information shelter

A 4WD access track

A loop road to the campsites

The campsites are just one part of the project, which will open up more visitor experiences for people travelling through Litchfield National Park.

Work on Stage 4 has started and includes the staging and lookout area over the escarpment into Central Valley and associated road works.

It is progressing well and when completed will give visitors access the new areas.

Stage 4 will also include two additional campgrounds and two recreational areas, which can accommodate around 60 people and are expected to be completed by the end of the dry season.

Stage 5 will begin in May and include the construction of bike and walk trails connecting Lost City, Central Valley and Litchfield Park Road.

When complete, Central Valley will add 32 new campsites across three separate campgrounds to Litchfield National Park.

The project has created more than 96 jobs during construction so far.

Minister for Parks and Rangers Selena Uibo said overcrowding would be eased with new camping, swimming and walking spots to please visitors of all ages.

"Litchfield National Park is one of the Top End's natural treasures, and we are investing in it to ensure locals and visitors continue to stop in and enjoy everything it has to offer," she said.

"Creating new areas to explore is exciting for visitors but it's also exciting for the local economy because of the positive flow-on benefits it has."

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