Uunguu Visitor Pass - COVID-19 Access to Wunambal Gaambera Country Update

Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation (WGAC) advises that as from the 11 June 2020 until further notice the Uunguu Coast Visitor Zone is open with restrictions as below and the Ngauwudu Visitor Zone remains closed. This means: 

  • All visitor locations VL 1-21, VL25-36, VL41 and VL49, along the Uunguu Coast are open on a “no contact” basis. PURCHASE UVPs HERE
  • All visitor locations VL2 and VL37-48 within Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Road Zone, including the portions of Mitchell River National Park are closed to visitors.
  • All campgrounds in Ngauwudu, including Munurru (King Edward River), Mertens in Mitchell River National Park and Walsh Point are closed.
  • The Port Warrender Road at King Edward Crossing remains closed until further notice.

Check Uunguu Coast and Ngauwudu visitor locations HERE:

This closure is to protect Wunambal Gaambera people whilst access restrictions to remote communities remain in place. Refer to Remote Aboriginal Communities Directions #3.

On-line sale of Uunguu Visitor Pass permits to the Uunguu Coast Zone is open. On-line and agency sale of Uunguu Visitor Pass permits to Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Zone remains suspended until further notice.

This notice applies to tour operators and their passengers, independent travellers, bushwalkers and anglers. Resident workers and essential service providers to Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) are exempted provided compliance with the Directions #3 referred above.

WGAC Uunguu Rangers will continue Healthy Country operations including early dry season (until end June) fire operations to mitigate wildfires.

Wunambal Gaambera people welcome the Uunguu Coast Zone visitors and will welcome visitors to Ngauwudu (Mitchell Plateau) Road Zone when it is safe to open access.


Catherine Goonack
Chairperson

Uunguu Visitor Pass (UVP) Fees

Independent (Non-tour) Visitors

The best time to visit Wunambal Gaambera Country is April to October (Dry Season): Ngauwudu UVPs will only be issued for this period. Bushwalker passes will only be issued for travel July to October.

Wunambal Gaambera people welcome children to our Country. Children 5 years and younger do not require a UVP.

There is no public internet/phone access on Wunambal Gaambera Country. It is important to download/print all relevant passes, maps, guides and information BEFORE travel.

You are required to enter your proposed arrival date in Wunambal Gaambera Country when purchasing a UVP. Your pass will be valid from this date.  

NGAUWUDU ROAD ZONE
PASS TYPE
Ngauwudu Road Zone, including Punamii-Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls) / Per Person (Adult, 16yrs+)  
13 Visitor Locations / 5 consecutive days (10, 15 and 20 days also available)
Private 4WD Vehicles via Port Warrender Road &
Private and Charter Aircraft via Mitchell Plateau Airstrip
$45
SUSPENDED
Ngauwudu Family 1 - 1 adult + 1 or more children (6-15yrs)
13 Visitor Locations / 5 consecutive days (10, 15 and 20 days also available)
Private 4WD Vehicles via Port Warrender Road &
Private and Charter Aircraft via Mitchell Plateau Airstrip
$65
SUSPENDED
 Ngauwudu Family 2 2 adults + 1 or more children (6-15yrs)
13 Visitor Locations / 5 consecutive days (10, 15 and 20 days also available)
Private 4WD Vehicles via Port Warrender Road &
Private and Charter Aircraft via Mitchell Plateau Airstrip
$110
SUSPENDED 
Bushwalker / Per Person
In approved bushwalking corridors / 14 consecutive days
(includes access to all Ngauwudu (Road) Zone Visitor Locations - click here for corridors map)
$90
SUSPENDED
ONSHORE ACCESS (UUNGUU COAST ZONE)  FEE
(Includes GST)
PASS TYPE

Onshore Access (Uunguu Coast Zone) / Per Person
Private Vessels going ashore to Visitor Locations
34 Visitor Locations / 30 consecutive days

$90
PURCHASE HERE
Onshore Access (Uunguu Coast Zone) / Per Person
Sea planes and helicopters going ashore to Visitor Locations
50 Visitor Locations / 10 consecutive days
$90
SUSPENDED

 

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