Upgrades to one of Uluṟu Kata Tjuṯa National Park’s most spectacular walking tracks commenced this week, with painting and installation of new decking now underway at Waḻpa Gorge.
The work is expected to take four weeks and the main track will remain open during this period. However to ensure visitor safety, there will be a temporary closure of the end section of the track during upgrades to the viewing platform.
“Walking through the ancient landscape of Waḻpa Gorge is one of Kata Tjuṯa’s most unique experiences,” Park Manager Dianne Scopel said.
“This area is sacred to Aṉangu men. It is also a desert refuge for plants and animals and one of the few places in Kata Tjuṯa where you might even see wallaroos hopping around the domes.
“Upgrades to the walking track will help improve access to the site so that it can continue to be enjoyed by walkers and photographers.
“The work will include new decking and paintwork on 11 elevated structures—10 elevated walkways and one viewing platform.
“The main walking track will remain open throughout the upgrades, with only minor disruption to visitors expected.”
The upgrades at Kata Tjuṯa are part of the $233 million Parks Australia infrastructure program, which is a major Australian Government investment into national parks.
Media Contact: Chris Smyth, Parks Australia; 0439 582 686; email@example.com