Plans Revealed For Glass Skywalk And Pedestrian Bridge In Nitmiluk National Park

Plans Revealed For Glass Skywalk And Pedestrian Bridge In Nitmiluk National Park

Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles

Northern Territory Minister for Parks and Wildlife Bess Price

Reaching For The Sky With Adventure Tourism

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Adam Giles says a $20 Million Budget initiative to build adventure experiences in Territory National Parks will create world-class visitor attractions and increase employment for indigenous people.

Concept plans have been revealed for a 300-metre glass ‘skywalk’ and pedestrian bridge in Nitmiluk National Park and other projects are under consideration.

“This is potentially game-changing infrastructure that will give unprecedented access to some of the most stunning scenery in the world.” Chief Minister Giles said.

“The project aligns with our Vision 2020 for tourism and its strategies to develop new experiences that appeal to visitors and actively support Aboriginal businesses.”

Nitmiluk Gorge Aerial Experience

  • Showcase the spectacular views of Nitmiluk Gorge,
  • Operate year-round,
  • Providing a truly exciting and memorable visit,
  • Wet season access via the existing jet boat operation,
  • Nitmiluk National Park attracts almost 250,000 visitors per year,
  • Skywalk will be built by Government,
  • Offered to a suitable private sector operator to run as a commercial business.

This is achieved through the use of suitable organic looking materials, including perforated, rusted metal to enhance the natural hues of the gorge along with frameless glass balustrades to achieve maximum opacity and minimise obstruction of views.

The skywalk will also feature wider breakout sections for visitors to better absorb and photograph the view and surroundings.

Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price said the skywalk would inject more revenue into local businesses.

“This is a fantastic project and will add so much to the attraction of Nitmiluk.” Mrs. Price said.

NT Minister for Parks & Wildlife Bess Price

NT Minister for Parks & Wildlife Bess Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“With demand increasing for adventure tourism, this skywalk will add value to the park and allow the traditional owners the Jawoyn people to share their country and stories more widely.”

“I’m really excited about the ongoing tourism potential of Nitmiluk.” Mrs. Price said.

“I look forward to continuing to work with chairperson Lisa Mumbin and the rest of the Nitmiluk National Park Board to ensure the park prospers in a balanced cultural and environmental way.”

“We welcome opportunities and investment that’s a benefit to all. Just as the Jawoyn people made everyone welcome.” Ms. Mumbin said.

“As our elders say, we should always keep thinking about what we can do for visitors. We need to dream more and be open always to possibilities.” Ms. Mumbin said.

Skywalks are popular around the world, with tourists queuing to gain a unique perspective of spectacular natural wonders in places such as the Grand Canyon and the Canadian Rockies.