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Parks Week 2013

Media Release: 22.02.13

Parks Week 2013

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT is encouraging Territorians to get healthy by nature and take part in this year’s Parks Week.
Parks Week is an annual celebration across Australia and New Zealand recognising the role our parks play in contributing to the social, cultural and environmental health of our communities.

Park Operations Director, Ms Neva McCartney, invites everyone to come along and celebrate Parks Week at a variety of events planned across the Territory.

“In Darwin we are hosting an array of events including a bird watching walk at Holmes Jungle and a guided bike ride at Lee Point on Saturday the 2nd of March.

“Alice Springs Park Rangers are also offering a variety of walks and bike rides and will host a BBQ with the ‘Friends of Larapinta’ at Simpsons Gap on Friday the 8th of March,” Ms McCartney said.

“And Katherine Park Ranger, Clare Pearce has organised a rock hole rambling tour in conjunction with Nitmiluk Tours, at Nitmiluk National Park in Katherine on Saturday the 2nd of March.

“Many of these events are a real community effort, being hosted in partnership with groups who regularly use our Parks such as Life Be In It, Top End Orienteers, Field Naturalist Society of NT and Savannah Guides Limited, as well those who we work with closely such as Nitmiluk Tours.

“The Territory Wildlife Park and the Alice Springs Desert Park are also celebrating Parks Week with a variety of events and activities planned throughout the week, for more information on what is on at the Territory Wildlife Park and the Alice Springs Desert Park, please contact – Desert Park on 8951 8788, Territory Wildlife Park on 8988 7200.

“We are also encouraging the public to check out the Parks and Wildlife Facebook page for our ‘ranger’s top tips’ on ways to celebrate parks week in your own time.”

Parks Week is organised by Parks Forum. Parks Forum is the peak body for park management organisations, with members across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.

To register your interest for any of the planned events please contact;
Clare Pearce in Katherine on 89738865 or email on
Jennifer Cunningham in Darwin on 8999 4565 or email on
Gary Weir in Alice Springs on 89550310 or email

Media Note – Please find attached a list of all events planned for Parks Week, for more information/interview please contact Neva McCartney on 8999 4561.

Issued: 10am Friday, 22 February 2013

Media Release - PDF

Table of Events - PDF 

Contact: Edwin Edlund

Phone: 8999 4730