Recent releases for Parks Australia are listed below - for more news from each area follow the links on the right. For high res images - see our media centre
Summercloud Bay temporary closure
15 May 2013
The Wreck Bay Community has closed access to the Summercloud Bay carpark, day use picnic area and walking trails until further notice.
These areas at Summercloud Bay are not in Booderee National Park, but on land owned and managed by the Wreck Bay Community.
We encourage visitors to make use of the many other wonderful spots within the national park and to use other roads and trails to access Booderee's beaches.
If you have further inquiries please contact the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunlom - opens tomorrow!
10 May 2013
Gunlom Falls will open tomorrow to high 2WD and 4WD only. Stay alert - crocodiles may move in at any time.
Recently voted as one of Australia’s Top 40 Secret Spots by Hooroo (Qantas’ travel agency) Gunlom is a stunning and peaceful place to visit. Pack up the car with your camping gear and spend a night or two enjoying the serenity of the falls. Reminder - although croc surveys have been carried out, be cautious around waterways as crocs can move in and out at any time. Please take care on the Gunlom Road as repairs are not finished.
Free seasonal ranger activities - Download the What's On guide
10 May 2013
Yegge - Kakadu’s early dry season - is here and it’s a fantastic time to visit Kakadu. From now until October, come and join our seasonal rangers all over the park for free talks, guided walks, cultural activities and slideshows. With 50 weekly activities on offer, there is something to delight everyone.
The seasonal ranger program runs from Monday 13 May - Sunday 6 October 2012.
Campfire yarns with Galamban
11 April 2013
Galamban is running the campfire yarns during the autumn school holiday activities! Snuggle up around the campfire with billy tea, milo and damper and listen to local Aboriginal people tell stories of the beginnings and beliefs of Booderee and its inhabitants. Join us at the Bristol Point day use area on 13, 20 and 27 April at 6.00 pm. Cost is $20 per person.
Booderee is a wonderful place to stay for the autumn school holidays
10 April 2013
The nights are getting a bit cooler, but the days are still magical and it is the perfect time of year for camping! Bring the kids to Booderee this school holidays where they can join in with all the fun activities we have planned. Learn about nature, Aboriginal culture and the park history while getting your hands dirty and exploring the park with our friendly staff.
Join Galamban to 'Black Out Booderee' for Earth Hour
12 March 2013
Turn your lights out with Galamban for Earth Hour - from 7.30pm on 23 March.
Learn the local Aboriginal stories of the night sky - the seven sisters, the time of the two moons and the Milky Way.
Runs for about two hours, meet at the Bristol Point day-use area | Bookings essential | $20 per person.
Sydney Harbour joins National Landscapes
19 February 2013
The waterways and bushland of Sydney Harbour today became Australia’s 16th National Landscape, opening the way to a global marketing push.
Just minutes from the vibrant centre of a great international city, the Sydney Harbour National Landscape stretches across 1,000 square kilometres of beaches and rivers, islands and bushland. It reaches from Royal National Park in the south to Barrenjoey Headland in the north and west to Parramatta Park, taking in the Georges, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers.
Koongarra added to Kakadu
18 February 2013
The shady woodlands of Koongarra have been officially added to Kakadu National Park, protecting the area's rich cultural heritage.
The historic move ensures a spectacular area near Nourlangie Rock is protected from mining forever. It follows a decades-long campaign by Koongarra's senior custodian Jeffrey Lee, who has worked tirelessly to see his country become part of the park.
Uluru wins top tourism award
18 February 2013
On Friday night Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park took out the top prize at the Qantas Australia Tourism Awards in Hobart, winning major tourist attraction.
The judges recognised the park as an outstanding hallmark attraction, providing world-class tourism experiences through its natural and cultural heritage.
Today more than 250,000 people from Australia and around the world visit the dual World-Heritage listed park each year.
Get Uluru birds in your pocket
6 February 2013
Now you can carry Uluru’s birds with you wherever you go - with our latest bird app. ‘Uluru birds’ details 50 species found in and around the dual World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
You’ll find information on where the best places to spot birds are and some itineraries to help you make the most of your time at the park. Plus, Pitjantjatjara words are featured to extend your connection with Anangu, the people who call Uluru home.
‘Uluru birds’ is available for free download in the Apple iTunes store and is the perfect addition to our Kakadu, Booderee and Christmas Island National Park bird apps. You can also use the app alongside our free Uluru audio tours for an info-packed visitor experience.
Please enjoy learning more about our parks and these captivating creatures. And don’t forget to share them with your friends, rate them and leave us your valuable feedback!
Tribute to Uluru senior traditional owner
21 January 2013
Family, friends, board members past and present and park staff celebrated the life of a senior traditional owner on Saturday.
Kunmanara was a key senior elder in the fight for the handback of the title deeds of Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Involved from the beginning of the park's joint management, he used his knowledge of place and Tjukurpa to make sure park business was done the right way.
Kunmanara was a strong law man who guided our staff by generously sharing his knowledge. He stayed involved with the park for many years and served both as board member and chairman while on our board of management.
His legacy is now being carried on by his daughter Pantjiti who is a current serving member of the board.
The Uluru climb was closed on Saturday out of respect for this great man.