Rainbow Valley Upgrades
Rainbow Valley is the perfect place to spend the weekend and celebrate 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.
District ranger, Mr Rick Hope, said Rainbow Valley, just south of Alice Springs, has recently undergone upgrades making it the perfect place to visit this weekend.
“Rainbow Valley has received some fantastic new facilities, including new walking tracks, BBQ’s, shelters and a new campground catering for increased use of self-sufficient camper trailers and campervans,”
Mr Hope said.
“An entire new campground has been established adjacent to the existing picnic/camp ground, with new shade shelters to cater for lack or natural shady trees, providing a great spot to set up camp for the weekend.
“The new viewing platforms along the clay pan walk and the new lookout at the top of the sand dune are perfect places to stop and enjoy the sunset on an afternoon walk.
“The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT is celebrating this year’s Parks Week by hosting campfire talks and spotlighting walks at Rainbow Valley this Saturday night and a guided bird watching walk on Sunday morning.
“Alice Springs locals are encouraged to come down and enjoy the new facilities at Rainbow Valley, while celebrating our magnificent National Parks.
“Rangers in Alice Springs are also offering a variety of walks, bike rides and BBQ’s to celebrate Parks Week; to register for any of the guided activities in Alice Springs, please contact Lucy Barlow on 8951
8250 or Gary Weir on 8955 0310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.”
For more information about any of our National Parks please visit www.parksandwildife.gov.au and check out our ‘ranger’s top tips’ on the Parks and Wildlife Facebook page for some great ways to celebrate Parks Week in your own time.
Media Note – Please find attached a list of all events planned for Parks Week, for more information/interview please contact Rick Hope on 8951 8206
Issued: 9.30am, Thursday 28 February 2013
Contact: Rick Hope
Phone: 8951 8206