The NT’s Litchfield National Park Is Getting A Multi-Million-Dollar Makeover
Australian national parks are found in so many incredible and totally unique landscapes: from alpine regions to deserts, forests and marine areas. There are more than 500 national parks here in Australia, covering an incredible 28 million hectares – that’s almost four per cent of the country.
The Australian government has just announced that one of our faves, Litchfield National Park in the Northern Territory, will receive a $12.1 million development package to give the park a face-lift over the next 12 months.
New developments include five more croc-free swimming spots, new mountain-biking tracks and four-wheel-driving routes, and three new campgrounds for visitors.
“This will be the biggest ever investment in new infrastructure to establish Litchfield as a premier tourist destination for adventure-seekers,” Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss, said in a media release. “Litchfield is our most popular park, and we have listened to what Territorians and travellers want more of, and we are delivering.”
The park is a Top End must-see, home to stunning cascading waterfalls, awesome hiking trails, camping spots, and more swimming holes than you can poke a stick at.
There’s also the real possibility of more commercial ventures popping up inside the park soon, following approval from the land’s traditional owners and native titleholders, the Marrathiel, Marranunggu, Werat, Warray and Koongurrukun peoples.
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