Staged re-opening for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Parks Australia has today announced staged re-opening plans for Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta and National Parks, with both parks to welcome visitors from Friday, 19 June 2020.
Director of National Parks, Dr James Findlay said due to COVID-safe arrangements and infrastructure upgrades, some areas of the national parks will not be open to visitors during the initial re-opening, but there will be plenty of opportunity to seek recreation and relaxation in these much-loved parts of Australia.
“At Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, walking tracks and sunrise and sunset viewing areas will be open. Visitors can take a walk to Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike around the base of Uluru or explore Kata Tjuta’s breathtaking views. There are plenty of opportunities for walking, wildlife watching, photography and other activities.
“The Cultural Centre and associated businesses will remain closed during this first stage of re-opening, as will organised group activities and tours.
“We ask visitors to continue maintaining social distancing. We’ll be conducting additional cleaning of high contact areas and extra hand wash stations will be set up at key high-contact locations throughout the parks. Some paths or areas may be one-directional or have other health and safety restrictions related to COVID-19, so we request visitors please observe arrows and signs,” Dr Findlay said.