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

Area between Standley Chasm and Hugh Gorge has an active fire.

Caution to be taken when driving on Namatjira Drive when the smoke and fire gets close to the road.

NA
Birthday Waterhole CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area, this includes the Hugh River 4wd track.
High clearance 4WD only
NA
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open  NA
Glen Helen Gorge Open   NA
Hugh Gorge CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area, this includes the Hugh River 4wd track. 
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  NA
Simpsons Gap Open  NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open  NA
Serpentine Gorge Open   NA
Serpentine ChaletOpen to high clearance 4WD only NA
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta TrailOpen

Due to current heatwave 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 OpenNANA
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area 
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area  
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole CLOSED Because of wildfire in the area 
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area  
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek CLOSEDBecause of wildfire in the area 
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

Last updated: 24 December 2018

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