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 Monsoon forest and woodlands - loop walk will be closed until mid-December due to boardwalk repairs and upgrading of the walking track.Mid December
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) 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  
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open  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

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 conditionsNA
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open
NA
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open

Swimming Open
NA
Shady Creek Walk Open
NA
Florence Creek Walk Open
NA
2WD campground Open
NA
4WD campground ClosedImprovements will be made at Florence Falls 4WD Campground to upgrade the walking track from the campground to the plunge pools, sealing of the access road, and completion of upgrades to the campsites.
4WD Campground, access road and plunge pool walking track will be closed to the public from 25 September until 31 December 2017.
N
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 Open
NA
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 Billabong Open
NA
Bird Billabong Day Use Area Open
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) Open For 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 platform Open

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Open

Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Open

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open Open 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 only Wash outs on the road
Swimming Open

Last updated: 16 October 2017