Visitors to Territory parks urged to Beat Heat as temps soar

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

As temperatures soar across the Territory, visitors to NT parks are being urged to take precautions to prevent heat-related illness and fatalities.

A special Beat the Heat pop-up display will be held at the Visitor Information Centre in Alice Springs today to help educate visitors on how to be prepared for bushwalks in the Territory.

Senior Director Parks and Wildlife Operations, Chris Day, said heat stroke was a real threat during extreme temperatures and should not be taken lightly.

“We’ve already seen a few examples this year of people underestimating the impacts of high temperatures and how quickly heat-related illness can take effect, ending up severely dehydrated on their bushwalks,” said Mr Day.

“Even if you are an experienced walker, you must take precautions when visiting Territory parks. Walking in hot weather can result in heat exhaustion, which may progress to a potentially fatal heatstroke.

/Public Release. View in full here.