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Redesign commences on Visitor Centre at Nitmiluk National Park

Redesign commences on Visitor Centre at Nitmiluk National Park
February 7, 2019

Stage one redesign and refurbishment works have begun on the interior and exterior of the 20 year old Nitmiluk Visitor Centre at Northern Territory’s Nitmiluk National Park, a major hub for visitors starting their journey through the park.

The tender for stage one was awarded to local company Remote Build NT and will see a new, modern kitchen and updated bathroom facilities. 

Jointly managed with the Jawoyn people, the project is being coordinated in close consultation with the Nitmiluk Board of Management. 

The upgrades will incorporate design elements that resonate with the landscape, tell the story of the Park and the Jawoyn people, and deliver a memorable visitor experience. 

Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation and the Nitmiluk Board Chairperson, Lisa Mumbin stated “Jawoyn have always welcomed people and visitors to share our country. We are excited that the Visitor Centre is being upgraded and when it’s finished it will tell the stories of Jawoyn people, country and culture.

"We are celebrating 30 years of joint management of Nitmiluk National Park this year.”

A living cultural landscape, Nitmiluk National Park is a key visitor destination attracting approximately 270,000 travellers each year. 

The upgrades are part of a $10 million investment to enhance and update the visitor experience in the park.

Other recently completed projects in the Park include the construction of a slip lane on the gorge access road to support a new Jawoyn cultural enterprise and development of a new carpark, and upgrades to the Katherine River crossing and the 17 Mile Valley track to support the Nitmiluk Tours’ new Biddlecombe Cascades glamping experience. 

Other works currently underway include the design for the Cultural Precinct walk - a new track to a nearby rock art site - and upgrades to the First and Second Gorge cross-over walkways. 

While works are underway, the Visitor Centre services will be offered in temporary accommodation on the lawns in front of the current Visitor Centre.  

Nitmiluk National Park and Nitmiluk Tours will stay open all year round as usual.

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