Ecotourism for Palm Pool
Palm Pool, a tropical oasis within Millstream Chichester National Park, is set to feature new ecotourism accommodation with approval for a lease granted to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation. The project envisages glamping-style safari tents, caravan and camping sites, as well as a restaurant.
Covering an area of approximately 200,000 hectares, Millstream Chichester National Park in Western Australia’s Pilbara region is set within an outstanding natural landscape of ancient volcanic ranges, tablelands, escarpments and water systems. With abundant wildlife and plants, it’s a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. The Fortescue River flows through the park and supports huge ferns, lilies, a large variety of water birds and flying foxes.
The opportunity for an ecotourism development at Palm Pool is being coordinated by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) with traditional owners, the Yindjibarndi people as part of the State Government’s action plan for nature-based tourism in Western Australia.
The WA Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC), supported by Tourism Western Australia, will market this new Aboriginal tourism offering along with others in the region.
In partnership with DBCA, the WA Parks Foundation has identified a number of parks projects requiring funding and other support, including some at Millstream. Click here to read the Pilbara prospectus.