This article is outdated, please see latest update here: Further update on Watarrka National Park region
Northern Territory Parks and wildlife commission have advised closures to rim walk at Kings Canyon due to extreme heat and have evacuated Kings Canyon Resort due to fires in the area and as a precautionary measure.
Latest updates advise:
Fires are continuing to burn in an area approximately 10 km east of the Kings Canyon Resort near the turnoff to Kings Canyon itself.The Parks and Wildlife Commission NT is continuing to monitor the fire and urge visitors to stay out of the day use area.There continues to be a lot of fire activity around Watarrka National Park and motorists are urged to refrain from driving through this area until further notice.
Most importantly all passengers are safe and sound; Adventure Tours are taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of all passengers. Any tours en route will have an amended itinerary to divert from the current conditions in Watarrka National Park.
The situation is continuing to be closely monitored. For more information and ongoing updates please visit http://www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/.