Katherine’s hot springs still closed

CLOSED ATTRACTION: The popular hot springs in Katherine are still officially closed despite the arrival of many tourists.

CLOSED ATTRACTION: The popular hot springs in Katherine are still officially closed despite the arrival of many tourists.

Katherine’s famous hot springs are still officially closed although some people have been ignoring the “closed” signs.

The popular Pop Rocket Cafe was maneuvered into position yesterday as some fans of the springs flagrantly ignored the closed signs to enjoy the springs after the wet season.

Visitors, who began arriving in large numbers over the Easter weekend, yesterday voiced their anger to the Katherine Times at the closure of the popular and free attraction.

One couple said they had used the springs and not known they were officially closed.

ILLEGAL ENTRANCE: A track has been made to the popular Katherine hot springs despite their official closure.

ILLEGAL ENTRANCE: A track has been made to the popular Katherine hot springs despite their official closure.

A Katherine Town Council spokeswoman today said the hot springs remained closed but was unable to explain the reasons for the closure.

While the large construction fence remains in place a section of the fence has been twisted and a path created to allow some people access.

Others are accessing the springs via Croker Street although the spokeswoman said the springs should not be accessed for any location until the area was “cleared” after the wet season.

A large amount of construction works are still to be completed as part of the multi-million dollar rejuvenation of the popular attraction.

BACK SHE COMES: The popular Pop Rocket cafe was dropped into position today after the wet season but there is no date yet on its re-opening either.

BACK SHE COMES: The popular Pop Rocket cafe was dropped into position today after the wet season but there is no date yet on its re-opening either.

Meanwhile, the open-closed game at the Low Level Crossing has continued with the Katherine Town Council re-opening the crossing again today.

It was opened after the wet season late last week but closed again on the weekend “due to minor flooding”.

“Please note that pedestrian access in currently restricted,” council said.

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