Crocodile safety: Be Crocwise

Where you can swim

If a waterway does not have a swimming area sign, do not swim in this area. 

There may still be danger if there is no sign. The area may not be safe or free from saltwater crocodiles. 

It is safe to swim in all public and private swimming pools.

It is safe to swim in some areas at certain times of the year, as shown in the following table:

Park or Reserve

Location

Time of year

Leanyer Recreation Park

Darwin

All year

Lake Alexander

Darwin

All year

Wave Lagoon

Darwin

All year

Berry Springs Nature Park

Main pool and Lower pool

Dry Season only

Butterfly Gorge Nature Park

Katherine region

Dry Season only

Elsey National Park

Mataranka thermal pool

All year except during extreme flooding

 

Bitter Springs

All year except during extreme flooding

Howard Springs Nature Park

Toddler pool and rock pools

All year

Limmen National Park

Butterfly Falls

Early to mid Dry Season only

Litchfield National Park

Wangi Falls

Dry Season only

 

Florence Falls

All year except during extreme flooding

 

Buley Rockhole

All year except during extreme flooding

 

Walker Creek

Dry Season only

 

Cascades

Currently closed

 

Tjaynera Falls

Dry Season only

 

Surprise Creek Falls

Dry Season only

Nitmiluk National Park

Katherine Gorge above the first gorge

Dry Season only

 

Leliyn (Edith Falls) plunge pool and upper pools

Dry Season only

 

Sweetwater pool

All year except during extreme flooding

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

 Douglas Daly

Dry Season only

Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park

 Pine Creek

Early to mid Dry Season only

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Last updated: 27 June 2017