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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 gary.weir@nt.gov.au.”

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

Rainbow Walk Upgrades

Rainbow Walk BBQ Shelter

Contact: Rick Hope

Phone: 8951 8206