New super-sturdy audio signs are rolling out across the NT outback to aid tourists.
The steel devices are powered by a crank handle and contain several short recordable messages.
The new signs came to prominence today with Federal Government funding of $20,872 to Tourism Central Australia.
"They are really helpful where there is no telephone coverage," the tourist group's marketing officer Steven Jarrett said.
"We have had one here at the visitor centre (in Alice Springs) and they are really solid … there have been attempts to vandalise them."
The tourist group will use the funding to buy another five or six of the signs to help tourists in the Lasseter tourist region which features King's Canyon.
Tourism Central Australia CEO Stephen Schwer said they were delighted the organisation has been awarded Building Better Regions funding for the installation of handle powered audio signs.
“This is the latest part of TCA's focus on delivering travel information to visitors outside of the usual Visitor Information Centre operating hours”.
“The audio signs will provide pre-recorded messages on a range of travel topics. Most importantly this will include travel safety advice to emphasise the need to be properly prepared for the Red Centre’s climatic conditions,” Mr Schwer said.
The audio signs in the Lasseter region "will provide tourists with answers to frequently asked questions".
The signs will make available information and advice regarding safety and travel across the Central Australian region.
This audio signage will increase safety awareness, improve information availability and assist in delivering around the clock weather updates for tourists, locals and all travellers going through the region.
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