West and East MacDonnell national parks are in effect cut off from visitors as The Centre's iconic cool weather approaches, and purpose of the COVID-19 facility on the Ross Highway is explained. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE April 9, 1.15pm
South Australian parks are open for locals to visit.
UPDATE April 10 at 11am Some areas in the East MacDonnells near Ross River are open.
UPDATE April 12 at 12.30pm: Simpsons Gap national park is open.