Tenders called to upgrade campground at Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles

Visitors to Karlu Karlu/Devils Marbles Conservation Reservewill soon enjoy upgraded facilities with the Territory Labor Government releasinga construction tender to upgrade the campground.

The new-look campground will maximise the safe and efficientuse of the space and provide a greater diversity of camping options forvisitors.

More than 100,000 people visit Karlu Karlu each year witharound 10,000 of them choosing to camp at the Reserve.

During the peak period, up to 70 cars and caravans use thecamping area at any one time.

As noted by Minister for Tourism, Sport andCulture, Lauren Moss:

The Territory Labor Government is investing in nationalparks and reserves to attract more tourists to the Territory.

Improved facilities offer visitors a more memorableexperience and these upgrades will provide more options for visitors to enjoythis stunning site.

Tourism underpins thousands of jobs for Territorians andthats why we are supporting projects such the upgrades to the campground at KarluKarlu.

As noted by Member for Barkly, Gerry McCarthy:

Karlu Karlu is an iconic Territory landmark in the heart ofthe 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 theconstruction phase of the works and the outcome will be a much improvedfacility.

The area specifically designed to cater for camping inswags or tents will encourage visitors who want to experience the Barklysstunning starry sky, natural bushland, diverse wildlife and the daily colourextravaganza of the rising and setting sun.

Following on from time spent at Karlu Karlu, the drive toTennant Creek is perfect for tourists looking to spend a night or two in townafter visiting the Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre, Battery Hill MiningMuseum and Old Telegraph Station.

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