11 Oct 2019
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture
Visitors to Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve will soon enjoy upgraded facilities with the Territory Labor Government releasing a construction tender to upgrade the campground.
The new-look campground will maximise the safe and efficient use of the space and provide a greater diversity of camping options for visitors.
More than 100,000 people visit Karlu Karlu each year with around 10,000 of them choosing to camp at the Reserve.
During the peak period, up to 70 cars and caravans use the camping area at any one time.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:
“The Territory Labor Government is investing in national parks and reserves to attract more tourists to the Territory.
“Improved facilities offer visitors a more memorable experience and these upgrades will provide more options for visitors to enjoy this stunning site.
“Tourism underpins thousands of jobs for Territorians and that’s why we are supporting projects such the upgrades to the campground at Karlu Karlu.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy:
“Karlu Karlu is an iconic Territory landmark in the heart of the Barkly region and we are very privileged to have such an incredible, ancient formation of significant Aboriginal cultural heritage in our region.
“Jobs will be created for Territorians during the construction phase of the works and the outcome will be a much improved facility.
“The area specifically designed to cater for camping in swags or tents will encourage visitors who want to experience the Barkly’s stunning starry sky, natural bushland, diverse wildlife and the daily colour extravaganza of the rising and setting sun.
“Following on from time spent at Karlu Karlu, the drive to Tennant Creek is perfect for tourists looking to spend a night or two in town after visiting the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre, Battery Hill Mining Museum and Old Telegraph Station.”
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