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 AccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature Park Open The boardwalk is currently closed for maintenance.Weekend 26-27 August
All picnic areas Open   
Pools Open 

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking Trail Open

Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open

Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal Reserve Open

Permits required for camping and boat ramp use.

Contact Parks and Wildlife Permits branch on 8999 4795 to arrange a camping permit and a key to access the reserve.


Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National Park Open Park closes at 7pm.
Picnic furniture is currently being upgraded at the park. For safety reasons, there will be some restricted access to the picnic tables and BBQs whilst these works are undertaken. The park will remain open while picnic tables are replaced. The work is expected to be completed by 21st August.
N/A

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
Monsoon Walk Open

Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open

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  
Rainforest Walk Open  
East Picnic Area Open  
Western Picnic Area Open  
Rock pools Open  
Toddler pool Open 

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 The Park is accessible to 2WD vehicles. NA
Park access
via Batchelor Open   NA
via Cox Peninsula High Clearance 4WD Only Road Damage Motorists are advised to drive to the conditions.
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open   NA
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open  

NA

Swimming Open   NA
Shady Creek Walk Open   NA
Florence Creek Walk Open                        NA
2WD campground Open   NA
4WD campground Open   NA
Tolmer Falls
Access Open   NA
Tabletop Track
Access Open   NA
4WD tracks
Lost City Open   NA
Reynolds River Track Open to 4WD vehicles with snorkels   
Blyth Homestead Open   NA
Sandy Creek Falls Open to 4WD vehicles with snorkels   NA
Surprise Creek Falls Open to 4WD vehicles with snorkels   
Wangi Falls
Campground Open  NA
Loop walk Open  NA
Picnic area Open  NA
Kiosk Open  NA
Swimming Open  NA
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed Closed due to flood damage and track inundated with water. Expected opening mid-August 2017
Upper section swimming Open   NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open   NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Open  NA
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open  NA
Greenant Creek walk Open NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open

Manton Dam is currently open for boating, fishing, and in-water activities such as water-skiing and wakeboarding. Swimming from the shoreline is not advised. Dam users are urged to Be Crocwise. Visit becrocwise.nt.gov.au for more information.

NA

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open   NA
Mary River BillabongOpen NA
Bird Billabong Day Use AreaOpen NA
Bird Billabong Walking Track Open   NA
Brian's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   NA
Hardies 4WD Track Open          NA
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   NA
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
North Rockhole (Corroborree Billabong access)OpenFor access to Corroborree Billabong Boat Ram via Corroborree Billabong Road, refer to the NT Road Report Website.NA
Couzens Lookout and Campground Open  NA
Wildman 4WD Track Open               NA
Shady Camp Campground Open

Shady Camp Access Road closed. Refer to the NT Road Report website for up to date road access information from the Department of Infrastructure and Logistics.

NA
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platformOpen 

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Open  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackOpen 

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park OpenOpen every day (except Christmas Day)
9am-5pm

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) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park Open to high clearance vehicles onlyWash outs on the road
SwimmingOpen

Phone: (08) 8988 8188

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

Last updated: 22 August 2017