A raft of new adventure activities are to be encouraged in Litchfield National Park as part of the newly-released NT Government’s draft management plan.
The idea is for more four-wheel-drive tracks and more mountain bike tracks to encourage more visitors at the park, which is already seen by some 330,000 people a year.
“Litchfield National Park is renowned for spectacular waterfalls, safe swimming and opportunities to experience the rugged landscapes of the Top End,” Parks and Wildlife Minister, Bess Price, told the NT News. “In the plan new recreation sites and activities will be opened and promoted, providing visitors with new and exciting opportunities, assisting in dispersing visitors and protecting the natural values.”
Developments proposed include new four-wheel drive tracks, more half-day walks, new mountain bike tracks, potential new visitor sites at Horse Paddock Creek, the Eastern Escarpment and the East Reynolds, indigenous tours and adventure-based activities.
The new draft plan is open for public comment until November 27. Copies of the plan can be downloaded at parks andwildlife.nt.gov.au/consult.
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