Intract have completed works on the $1.3 million Buley Rockhole upgrade, including the relocation and sealing of the carpark, and new shaded shelters and footpath. The project forms part of the $10.43 million investment by the Territory Government to improve facilities at various locations in the iconic Litchfield National Park.
Former Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price said $1.3 million in upgrades had been completed to cater for increasing visitor numbers and protect the park’s significant natural and cultural values.
“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.”
Ms Price said visitors are now able to picnic away from the rockholes themselves and enjoy the new day-use area which include 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.
“I’m really excited that the public can now start to enjoy these upgrades.” Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT Chief Executive Andrew Bridges said the upgrades will enhance the visitor experience.
“Litchfield National Park is one of the Territory’s most popular tourist attractions and it plays a key role in supporting, building and enhancing the Territory’s tourism industry and the Territory’s reputation as a must see destination,” he said.