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.

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Ranger Station phone: (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

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9770

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open to 4WD onlyFlooding

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8952 1013

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Open to 4WD with caution Road is in poor condition due to flooding damage

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7401

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Finke Gorge National Park Open with caution to high clearance 4WD only Soft boggy sand sections 
Palm Valley Access Road Open with caution to high clearance 4WD only Soft boggy sand sections 
Boggy Hole Open with caution to high clearance 4WD only Water crossings and soft boggy sand sections 
Finke River 4WD Route Open with caution to high clearance 4WD only Water crossings and soft boggy sand sections.  Track alignment south of Boggy hole indistinct in some sections. 
Arankaia & Mpulungkinya Walks, Palm Valley Open  

Phone: (08) 8956 9433

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tower Rock Open NA NA

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

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

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 7300

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Owen Springs Reserve OpenHigh clearance 4WD only 
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area OpenHigh clearance 4WD only NA
Redbank Waterhole OpenHigh clearance 4WD only NA

Ranger Station phone: (08) 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Ruby Gap Nature Park Open to experienced 4WDersDeep washouts along access road and no defined track within park. Sand along Hale River boggy due to recent flow.

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 OpenHigh clearance 4WD only NA
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open with cautionRough surface NA
Glen Helen Gorge Open   NA
Hugh Gorge OpenHigh clearance 4WD only NA
Ochre Pits Open   NA
Ormiston Gorge

Open

An upgrade to the Ormiston Gorge Campground barbeque facilities is currently underway. The campground will remain open but please adhere to any safety signage or direction from a contractor or park ranger. work is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.NA
Ghost Gum LookoutOpen NA
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open with caution               Wading required NA
Ghost Gum Loop WalkOpen with cautionWading requiredNA
Redbank Gorge OpenHigh clearance 4WD recommended NA
Simpsons Gap Open   NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open   NA
Serpentine Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only  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 NA  NA
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Open  NA
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

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 

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 Due to a recent significant rockslide resulting in damage to the viewing platform, the walk ends at a temporary viewing area. PWCNT apologise for any inconvenience. NA
Kathleen Springs Walk Open   NA

Last updated: 27 June 2017