Check if a park is open: Darwin 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 Darwin region and before you leave for any national park or reserve. 

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

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

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Phone: (08) 8988 6310

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature Park Open            closed for swimming for the duration of the wet season
All picnic areas Open

Pools Closed

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking Trail Open NA NA
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open NA NA
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal Reserve  Closed Will be closed on Dec 21 for the remainder of the Wet Season. Expected opening April/May 2017  NA

Phone: (08) 8978 2479 or (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Douglas River / Daly River Esplanade Conservation Area Check access with tourist park. Access via Douglas caravan park. 4WD recommended as only camps one to seven are 2WD. Camps eight to nine are 4WD only. Bookings to camp can be made at Douglas Daly Tourist Park: (08) 8978 2497 . NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Vehicle access only. NA
Monsoon Walk Open
NA
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open NA NA
Dam Wall Walk Open for vehicles only Closed to pedestrians due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding. NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area Open NA NA
Harrison Dam Wall Track Closed Closed for the Wet Season. NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature Park Open

Open 8am to 6pm

NA
Top Road, including front gate access Open NA NA
Internal walking tracks Open NA NA
Jungle Walk in monsoon forest Open NA NA
Hilltop Picnic Area Open NA NA
Bottom Road Closed NA NA

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park Open Open 7.30am to 7pm NA
Rainforest Walk Open NA NA
East Picnic Area Open NA NA
Western Picnic Area Open NA NA
Rock pools Open NA NA
Toddler pool Closed Toddler Pool at Howard Springs is closed for maintenance from 17 Jan NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park Open

Litchfield National Park is accessible with 2wd vehicles via Batchelor. 
Access via Berry Springs remains closed.

NA
Park access
via Batchelor Open - high clearance 4WD only NA NA
via Cox Peninsula Closed Lower Finnis River crossing impassable
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Closed
NA
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open

Waterfalls can still be viewed via walking tracks and viewing platforms.

NA
Swimming ClosedDue to flash flooding NA
Shady Creek Walk Open  NA
Florence Creek Walk Open           
NA
2WD campground Closed

Please note Florence Falls 2WD Campground will be closed from Sunday the 15th to the 21st of January 2017 for maintenance work.

4WD campground Closed

The Florence Falls 4WD campground and walk remain closed until upgrades to the area are completed.

NA
Tolmer Falls
Access Open

Tabletop Track
Access Closed Closed due to possible flash flooding and high temperature.
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed Seasonal closure
Reynolds River Track Closed Seasonal closure
Blyth Homestead Closed Seasonal closure
Sandy Creek Falls Closed Seasonal closure
Surprise Creek Falls Closed Seasonal closure
Wangi Falls
Campground Open NA NA
Loop walk Open

The southern section of the Wangi Loop walk to the Treetop lookout remains closed for maintenance. The Northern section of the Wangi Loop walk remains  open.

NA
Picnic area Open NA NA
Kiosk Open NA NA
Swimming Closed

Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed
Expected opening May 2017
Upper section swimming Open
NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open
NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Closed
NA
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Closed
NA
Greenant Creek walk Open
NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open for boating and fishing        Manton Dam will reopen for boating and fishing from 9am Thursday 10 November 2016. The Dam Area remains closed to all other recreational activities including swimming and water skiing while spotlight crocodile surveys continue. At this stage, it is not envisaged that the Dam will reopen to in-water recreational activities before mid-February 2017.

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open NA NA
Bird Billabong Walking Track Open NA NA
Brian's Creek Walk Open NA NA
Hardies 4WD Track Closed        wet season closure NA
Jimmy's Creek Walk Open NA NA
Mistake Billabong Open NA NA
Couzens Rockhole and Lookout Closed NA NA
Wildman 4WD Track Closed Due to rain NA
Shady Camp Campsite Open NA NA
Rockhole Road Closed NA NA

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Closed NA NA
 Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackClosed 

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park Closed NA       

April/May 2017.

Swimming Closed NA
Campground Closed NA

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tree Point Conservation Area Open Driving on the beach is not permitted. NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8188

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Window on the Wetlands Open NA NA

Last updated: 21 December 2016