Check if a park is open: Alice Springs region

Conditions and access to parks in the Northern Territory (NT) can change at short notice.

You should check this page when you plan your trip to the Alice Springs region and before you depart for any National Park or Reserve.

Extreme weather conditions can be experienced in the region. You should check weather updates before heading out to the parks and be prepared.

Each area has a phone number you can contact for more information and condition updates.

You can also contact Parks and Wildlife Alice Springs by calling (08) 8951 8250 .

The office is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, except for public holidays.

For NT road conditions check the government's Road Report website before you leave home.

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You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Open   NA
Reserve Open Open from 8am to 9pm NA 
Historic precinct Open Open from 9am to 5pm NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve Open - 4WD only Access to Anna's Reservoir needs permission from Aileron Station as there is no public access road, call 08 8956 9706. NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9770.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Open to 4WD with caution Road is in poor condition from Maryvale Station to Chambers Pillar

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open NA NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 7401.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Finke Gorge National Park Open to high clearance 4WD only  NA
Palm Valley Access Road Open to high clearance 4WD only Soft boggy sand sectionsNA
Boggy Hole Open to high clearance 4WD only Soft boggy sand sectionsNA
Finke River 4WD Route Open to high clearance 4WD only Soft boggy sand sectionsNA
Arankaia Walk, Palm ValleyOpen NA
Mpulungkinya Walk, Palm ValleyOpen NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Open  NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 7401.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve Open to 4WD 

Phone: (08) 8956 9433

Park sites AccessComments Forecast opening
Tower Rock Open NA NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mac Clark Conservation Reserve Open - 4WD access  NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open with CAUTIONDrive with caution. Sections of road flooded between Ringwood road turn off and Park entry.

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Napwerte / Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve Open NA NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Native Gap Conservation Reserve Open NA NA

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7300

Park sitesAccess Comments Forecast opening
Owen Springs Reserve OpenSome erosion washouts.NA
Lawrence Gorge Camping AreaOpenSome erosion washouts.NA
Redbank Waterhole Open Access via reserves north entry = erosion washouts
Redbank Waterhole is dry.
NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve OpenDrive with caution due to corrugations NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Ruby Gap Nature Park Open to high clearance 4WD 

Ormiston Gorge Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7799

Simpsons Gap Ranger Station phone: (08) 8955 0310

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park Open

Substantial bushfire damage in the area. Please heed all local warning signs, or direction from a ranger.

Please ensure you do not walk in areas recently burnt unless wearing sturdy footwear, in case of still smouldering embers. DO NOT camp near fire damaged trees.

 
Birthday Waterhole OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ellery Creek Big Hole OpenDolomite Walk is closed and is being assessed for damage. Please heed all local advisory signs. 
Glen Helen Gorge Open NA
Hugh Gorge OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ochre Pits Open NA
Aranda WalkOpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ormiston GorgeOpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ghost Gum LookoutOpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Ghost Gum Loop WalkOpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Redbank Gorge OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Simpsons Gap Open NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open NA
Serpentine Gorge OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Serpentine ChaletOpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta TrailPartial closure

The majority of Larapinta Trail has been affected by bushfire in January 2019. This has impacted on track marking and will make navigation along the trail very difficult. Parks, Wildlife and Heritage staff will assess this as soon as possible and as soon as weather conditions permit.

Due to current heatwave conditions in Central Australia, undertaking the Larapinta Trail is not recommended. If you must attempt the trail PLEASE READ our information on how to beat the heat in the NT.

Please also review the Current Conditions on the trail.

 
Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap OpenNot affected by the fire damage referred to above.NA
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge CLOSEDDue to bushfire damage in the area. 
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return OpenPlease heed all local advisory signs.NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 7799.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve Open - 4WD recommended NA NA

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Open NA
Gorge Campground

Open

 NA
Bluff Campground Open NA
Panorama Campground Open NA
John Hayes Rockhole Open to 4WD only NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 7460.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Watarrka National Park Open        NA
Kathleen Creek Crossing at Luritja RoadOpen NA
Kings Creek Crossing at Luritja Road (Kings Canyon Resort East)Open NA
Kings Canyon Access Road Open      NA
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Open  NA
South Wall Return Walk Open   NA
Kings Creek Walk Open The last 50m of the Kings Creek Walk is closed due to a rock slide. NA
Kathleen Springs Walk Open   NA

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park OpenPlease be aware of falling tree limbs in burnt areas following a fire at Emily Gap.

Last updated: 29 December 2018

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