The construction zone heading the Katherine Hot Springs has not put a dampener on a swim for the happy-go-lucky tourists who travel hundreds of kilometres for a dip.
Work to fix the project, which stood at a standstill for more than two years, began this week.
Only a few days into the project, Darwin based civil engineering company DAC Enterprises, which won the tender to remediate the controversial project, has begun to rip up footpaths.
A small mountain of rocks have been brought in to add to the walls, which are in danger of eroding down the steep bank.
Residents and tourists are being diverted to the far entrance beyond the Pop Rocket Cafe, as workers fix the area.
"A little pain for a big gain," grey nomad Tom Hurford said at the springs this morning.
With his wife Linda, the couple have joined thousands of others as they migrate from their colder habitats down south through the Top End.
Seeing past the loud and dusty, construction they agreed the work was an important step in development for one of Katherine's most popular tourism spots.
"It is going to look good when it is done."
While construction fences block off any vision of the springs below, there seems to be little confusion about access.
Kym and Paul Rhook from Darwin, knew all about the remediation before they arrived at the Hot Springs, but were surprised at the extent of the project.
"The people walking in towels is a good indication of where to go," Mrs Rhook said.
"I didn't spill a drop of coffee on my way down from the Pop Rocket, which is a good sign too.
"If it is going to get more tourists in, them we are all for it."
Council documents state the project is planned to be finished by the end of this year.
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