The state government has granted greater access to drive tracks in Northern Territory parks and reserves, great news for those with property in Darwin who love the great outdoors.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (PWCNT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Four Wheel Drive Association NT (4WD NT) which will allow more Territorians to enjoy the beautiful parks and reserves in the area.
"The Territory's rich variety of parks and reserves are integral to our unique outdoor lifestyle," said Matt Conlan, minister for parks and wildlife, in a July 3 statement.
"The agreement will allow members of 4WD NT greater access to to 4WD drive tracks relatively close to Darwin which will allow them access to bush camping in our parks and reserves, meaning our regular public campsites will be less crowded."
The new memorandum now covers 4WD tracks within Litchfield National Park and Mary River National Park and operates for the next three years, with the option to extend it further if necessary.
The memorandum also provides opportunities for members of 4WD NT to work together with the staff from PWCNT to help promote conservation and ecologically sustainable visitor activities in Territory parks.