Activities and events in parks

Parks and Wildlife rangers and staff host a wide range of activities and events in Territory parks for you to enjoy. 

Territory Parks Alive is the main program of free activities including guided walks, talks, slideshows and spotlight activities. 

Events are held across the Territory throughout the year and cater for various ages, fitness and interest levels. 

For more information about events call (08) 8999 4555 for the Top End or (08) 8951 8250 for Central Australia.

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Around Darwin

Get the Territory Parks Alive program (316.8 kb).

Park/Reserve Activity When? Time & length Starts from
Litchfield National Park Termites Unearthed - guided walk Thursdays and Saturdays
1 June to 31 August
10.30am -
1 hour
Information shelter at the Termite Mounds
Litchfield National Park Litchfield Unleashed - slideshow Tuesdays
30 May to 29 August
10am -
1 hour
Wangi Falls Arts Centre - next to Wangi Falls Cafe
Litchfield National Park Hardship and Heartbreak - guided walk Wednesdays
31 May to 30 August
10am -
1 hour
Bamboo Creek car park
Howard Springs Nature Park Barra Bites - ranger talk Saturdays
3 June to 26 August
10am -
1 hour
Viewing platform next to the waterhole
Howard Springs Nature Park Spot the Nightshift - nocturnal talk Thursdays
27 July
10 and 17 August
7pm -
1 hour Bookings required call (08) 8999 4555
Ranger office
Berry Springs Nature Park Be Crocwise! - ranger talk Sundays
11 June to 27 August
11am - 45 mins Amphitheatre
main pool
Window on the Wetlands
Visitor Centre
Wicked Wetlands - stories with a view Daily - not Wednesdays or Sunday afternoons
1 May to 31 August
10.30am and 1.30pm
- 30 mins
Visitor centre balcony
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Goosing Around the Wetlands - cultural talk Wednesdays
14 June to 2 August
8.30am -
30 mins
Pandanus Knoll car park
Charles Darwin National Park Backyard Bush Supplies - guided walk Wednesdays
2 and 16 August
10am -
1 hour
Picnic area rotunda

Around Katherine

Get the following activity programs:

Park/Reserve Activity When? Time & length Starts from
Judbarra / Gregory 
National Park
Beyond the Bitumen - slideshowTuesdays
23 May to 15 August
7pm - 1 hourBighorse Creek campground
Judbarra / Gregory 
National Park
Limestone, Spikes and Speargrass - slideshowThursdays
25 May to 17 August
7pm - 1 hourBullita campground
Katherine Gorge
Nitmiluk National Park
Making the most of your visit to Nitmiluk National Park - guided walkDaily
17 May to 31 August
7am to 4pmNitmiluk Visitor Centre
Keep River National ParkLearning to Read Country - guided walkTuesdays and Fridays
23 May to 18 August
8.30am - 1 hourGoorrandalng campground trailhead
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Nitmiluk National Park    
Leliyn at your Fingertips - guided activityTuesdays and Thursdays
1 June to 31 August
10am - 1 hourInformation shelter near the kiosk
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Nitmiluk National Park         

A Walk in the Park: Moderate guided hike

Saturday morning 12 August

Exact times made available on booking

Leliyn kiosk at Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Central Australia

Get the following activity programs:

Park/Reserve Activity When? Time & length Starts from
Alice Springs Telegraph
Station Historical Reserve
 
A Taste of Trig Hill - guided walkThursdays
15 June to 3 August
10.30am -
45 mins
Information shelter near the Trail Station Cafe
Finke Gorge National Park Desert Diversity - campfire talk Fridays
5 May to 25 August
7pm - 1 hour Palm Valley campground
Finke Gorge National Park Mystery of the Palms - guided walk Sundays
7 May to 27 August
10am -
45 mins
Palm Valley information shelter - start of the Mpulungkinya walk
Ormiston GorgeTjorita / West MacDonnell National Park Habitats and Inhabitants - slideshow Wednesdays
10 May to 30 August
7pm -
45 mins
Ormiston Gorge Amphitheatre
Ormiston GorgeTjorita / West MacDonnell National Park Signs of Life - nature talk Mondays and Fridays
8 May to 28 August
3.30pm -
45 mins
Ormiston Gorge Amphitheatre
Tjorita / West MacDonnell National Park - Simpsons GapSecrets of the Gap Revealed - guided walkSaturdays and Mondays 
6 May to 28 August
10am -
30 mins
Information shelter at Simpsons Gap
Tjorita / West MacDonnell National Park - Ochre Pits 

A Walk in the Park: Moderate guided hike

Booking required, call (08) 8951 8247 or email susie.armes@nt.gov.au

Sunday morning 13 AugustExact times made available on booking Walks shelter, Ochre Pits 
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

A Walk in the Park: Moderate guided hike 

Booking required, call (08) 8951 8247 or email susie.armes@nt.gov.au

Sunday morning 3 SeptemberExact times made available on bookingWalks shelter, Trephina Gorge
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Discover the East - ranger talk Fridays
2 June to 1 September
10am -
1 hour
Trephina Gorge information shelter
Watarrka National Park Wonders of Watarrka - ranger talk Mondays and Wednesdays
3 May to 30 August
3pm -
45 mins
Kings Canyon overflow car park shelter - located near the toilets

Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park

Secrets of the Gap - guided walkTuesdays and Saturdays
13 June to 5 August
10am -
45 mins
Jessie Gap car park

Last updated: 26 July 2017