2020 saw many tourism operators in Central Australia close their doors for extended periods or severely restrict their operations and Curtin Springs was certainly no different.
Central Australia started to wake up after Easter 2021 as visitors started to arrive for their adventures north during the cooler months of the year. (Our 'normal' busy time).
2021 was going to be the opportunity for you to visit Central Australia and enjoy a simpler time and we were really exciting about seeing a some new faces - we had missed you!
Then the 2021 COVID craziness started and the strong forward bookings and visitors simply evaporated.
We lost the school groups, we lost the the fly drive travellers, we lost the tour groups and then we lost all those that had planned to come in any way shape or form as they hang in with their plans as long as they could!
The only visitors in the region from June to December were those that were already travelling or were well away from the areas of concern.
For us that meant, our visitor numbers from June to current - have been less than we would normally expect to see in the quietest part of our quiet season (summer).
Many of the small businesses in Central Australia, particularly in the tourism sector, have had to make hard decisions about what services we can or cannot provide for the foreseeable future.
As small business owners and operators in the region would ask visitors to respect the services that we are able to offer and that these services have a cost.
Please appreciate what is available in our very remote areas and please do not focus on what is not available at the moment.
Curtin Springs continues to be open from 7am until 7pm.
Breakfast and lunch between 7am and 2pm.
Dinner with a limited menu is currently available between 6pm and 7pm.
Please come into the store as soon as you arrive and check into the COVID processes.
If you are booked into our accommodation or campground, please plan your check in for well before 7pm.
Please remember it is not safe to be travelling after dark if you don't have to.
The campground and public facilities are open.