The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management has decided to take the final step toward the full re-opening of the national park from Tuesday, 1 June 2021.
The move to Stage 4 of the national park’s re-opening plan signals the resumption of normal park operations after it was closed at the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic to protect vulnerable members of the Mutitjulu community.
The decision to resume full operations has been made with the support of the Board and means several cultural activities can return for visitors.
Acting Director of National Parks, Jody Swirepik, said many popular visitor activities would resume from the first day of winter.
“The full Mala Walk experience can once again be enjoyed by visitors to the park while presentations at the Cultural Centre will recommence,” Ms Swirepik said.
“It also means that Anangu artists and performers can return to the Cultural Centre. This is welcome news for both Aṉangu and visitors who can once again participate in the full range of experiences and cultural activities provided.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and maintain a cautious approach during the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and Traditional Owners remains our highest priority.”
COVID-Safe practices such as social distancing and hand sanitising will remain in place as normal park operations resume.
Visitors are encouraged to plan their trip, check the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park website for updates and ensure they have checked all travel advice before setting off.
Interstate visitors need to respect any lockdown in their area and ensure they follow State and Territory Government directives.
For further information please contact Mark Sawa on 0416 911 968