For the first time ever, the NT Government has partnered with Nitmiluk Tours to provide a one off chance to hike into Butterfly Gorge, and then catch the boat home.
It’s time to go for a bushwalk! Lace up those boots, grab your hat and head on out as part of the Department of Tourism and Culture’s Walk in the Park program.
Administered by the Northern Territory Parks Wildlife and Heritage division, the Walk in the Park program will again take place over the cooler months of April to August, with walks in parks and reserves to include Cutta Cutta Caves, Baruwei, and lovely Long Hole Pool.
Department of Tourism and Culture Parks, Wildlife and Heritage Community Engagement Officer for the Katherine Region, Clare Pearce, said the popular program is a fun and first-time-walker friendly opportunity to explore the incredible tracks and trails in some of the Territory’s most stunning parks and reserves.
“We know that some people might find bushwalking a bit daunting, but our Walk in the Park program aims to break down these barriers while encouraging people to enjoy our parks and reserves safely and responsibly. Joining a Walk in the Park gives people all the support and encouragement they need to take that first big step.
“Also on offer is the chance to discover amazing plants, spend time watching the birds, gaze out at incredible views and float in some of the best swimming holes in the NT all while making new friends along the way,” Ms Pearce said.
The Walk in the Park program ranges from an evening stroll around the Baruwei Loop Walk in Nitmiluk National Park to watch the sunset over 17 Mile Valley.
“All our walks this year take in amazing views, great photo opportunities or stunning swimming spots, and while most walks are free, our joint walk with Nitmiluk Tours into Butterfly Gorge costs just $21 per person.
“Active recreation has many proven health benefits and taking a walk in the park is a great way to de-stress from the week before and reset for the week ahead,” Ms Pearce said.
All participants need to be fit enough to walk a minimum of three kilometres over an uneven track and carry their own drinks and snacks for the duration of the walk.
For the full walk in the Park program visit the events section of the NT Parks and Wildlife Facebook page.
Numbers are limited to 10 participants per event. Bookings are essential and can be made by sending an email to the NT Parks, Wildlife and Heritage Community Engagement Ranger Clare Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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