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Tourism -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

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whats new cont. Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge goes SOLAR Open for the Wet: Litchfield NPs Tabletop Track For the keen bushwalker, the wet season in the Top End no longer means its time to polish the hiking boots and wait for the dry season. The Tabletop Track in Litchfield National Park, located 150 kilometres from Darwin, is now accessible by permit during the monsoon months. The track is 39 kilometres in length and definitely not for the faint hearted, demanding a good level of fitness to tackle the now dense and rain replenished bushland. Comprising of several interlinked walks from Florence Falls, Greenant Creek, Wangi Falls and Walker Creek, the Tabletop Track meanders through woodlands, along creeks and takes in some of the most spectacular waterfalls of the wet season. Walkers need to carry their own supplies including water, a topographic map and be willing to camp in a rugged wilderness environment. Permits are available through the Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Service at www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks. Due to the unpredictability of the monsoonal rains be sure to check www. nt.gov.au/nreta/parks for the latest road access reports. Come and walk the wet Blessed with around 300 days of sunlight per year, its no doubt Kings Creek Wilderness Lodge made the switch to harness the suns rays. Implemented in July 2009, the new Solar Power System comprises ofomprises of 42 solar panels, replacing the eight that formerly assisted the diesel generator. These solar panels are mounted on tracking arrays that follow the sun throughout the day providing between 30-50% of the total power usage at the Lodge. Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge is exclusively located among the desert oak trees in a secluded part of Kings Creek Station, a fully operational cattle and camel station, 36 kilometres from Kings Canyon. The accommodation can be booked through Australian Pacific Touring and is available to both the self-drive traveller and those touring with APT. www.aptouring.com.au Photo: Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park Photo: Solar panels at Kings Creek Wilderness Lodge