The Top End’s Litchfield National Park is set to spend $17.5m on road and infrastructure upgrades starting this July. But the new-and-improved experience comes with a price tag, with the government considering the introduction of park entry and camping fees.

The upgrades will see intrepid locals and tourists alike connected to new 4WD tracks, campgrounds, swimming spots, and mountain bike trails, deep in largely untouched areas of the park.

A whopping 330,000 people visited Litchfield National Park last year and the improvements are expecting to attract an extra 60,000.

The exact cost – and whether the fees will be going ahead – is yet to be announced, but all funds raised will be put straight back into the park.

That’s definitely good to hear, but if you want our advice? Get up there early and enjoy it before the crowds descend.

 

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