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.

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.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve

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

Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve

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

Arltunga Historical Reserve

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

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open 

Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve

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

Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve

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

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

Finke Gorge National Park

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

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve

You can call the Ranger Station on 08 8952 1013.

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

Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7401

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

Mac and Rose Chalmers Conservation Reserve (Tower Rock)

Phone: (08) 8956 9433

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tower Rock Open NA NA

Mac Clark (Acacia peuce) Conservation Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

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

N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open to 4WD vehiclesCurrently only open to 4WD vehicles

Napwerte / Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve

Phone: (08) 8952 1013

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

Native Gap Conservation Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8952 1013

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

Owen Springs Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7300

Park sites Access 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

Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8952 1013

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

Ruby Gap Nature Park

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

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

Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park

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   NA
Birthday Waterhole Open High clearance 4WD only NA
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open   NA
Glen Helen Gorge Open   NA
Hugh Gorge OpenHigh clearance 4WD only NA
Ochre Pits Open   NA
Ormiston Gorge

Open

 NA
Ghost Gum LookoutOpen NA
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open                NA
Ghost Gum Loop WalkOpen NA
Redbank Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD recommended  NA
Simpsons Gap Open  NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open  NA
Serpentine Gorge Open   NA
Serpentine ChaletOpen to high clearance 4WD only  
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta TrailOpen

Please also review the Current Conditions on the trail.

 
Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap Open  
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Open  
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm Open NA NA
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole Open NA NA
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge Open NA NA
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek Open NA NA
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge Open NA NA
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Open NA NA
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge Open NA NA
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River Open NA NA
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge Open NA NA
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return Open NA NA

Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7799

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

Trephina Gorge Nature Park

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

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

Open

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

Watarrka National Park

Ranger Station phone: (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

Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park

 Ranger Station phone: (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: 19 June 2018