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New tourist facilities on Kimberley wilderness road

New tourist facilities on Kimberley wilderness road
July 22, 2015

Tourist developments on the Gibb River Road and Kalumburu Road in the world-renowned east Kimberley are making this remote and beautiful area more accessible for visitors.

Western Australian Environment Minister Albert Jacob said work on a 200 kilometre section of road, which is the main access route to the Mitchell Plateau, Carson River Station, Drysdale River National Park and Kalumburu, had provided improved facilities for tourists, while maintaining conservation values.

Complementing the $81.5 million Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy, the developments include new access tracks, day use areas, car parks, toilets and sun shading.

Introducing the facilities, Minister Jacob stated "this infrastructure is important because it will help draw more tourists to some of the region's remote natural wonders.

"The Mitchell Plateau is a spectacular area with incredible waterfalls such as Mitchell Falls and Surveyors Pool, amazing rock art and tropical fan-palm forests.

“Through the $81.5 million Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy, the largest ever targeted investment in the Kimberley, the State Government is creating Western Australia's biggest system of marine and terrestrial parks and providing opportunities for nature-based tourism and Aboriginal employment."

An $800,000 redevelopment at King Edward River Crossing, or Munurru, has delivered a new day-use area and access track, upgraded car park, wet areas and sun shades.

This development has also provided work for the Wunambal Gaambera traditional owners, who have undertaken works at Munurru, installed a boardwalk around the historic Mermaid Tree and conducted associated weed control in Prince Regent National Park.

Kalumburu Road has also been upgraded and interpretive signage and day-use facilities have been installed at the Gibb River Road and Kalumburu Road junction.

Since 2011 the Western Australian Government has spent more than $5.8 million on upgrading facilities to enhance visitor experiences at many locations in the Kimberley such as Purnululu National Park, Windjana Gorge National Park and Geikie Gorge National Park.

Image shows the King Edward River Crossing.

26th May 2015 - CHANGES TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL HERITAGE ACT MEET FIERCE OPPOSITION

24th March 2015 - END OF MINING PLANS PAVES WAY FOR CREATION OF AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK


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