Opening up more
being provided in
the NT's 'national treasure'
NEW areas of the Northern Territory's
Litchfield National Park are being opened to tourists, complete with
Construction work under the $17.5m Turbo Charging Tourism project is
already underway, with Central Valley campsites on track to open this dry
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
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
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
"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
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