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  
All picnic areas Open  
Pools Open 

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  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 
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 NA
Rainforest Walk Open NA
East Picnic Area Open NA
Western Picnic Area Open NA
Rock pools ClosedRockpools closed from 22 May to 24 June for shade structure repairs.25 June 2017
Toddler pool Open 

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 The Park is accessible to 2WD vehicles. NA
Park access
via Batchelor Open  NA
via Cox Peninsula High Clearance 4WD OnlyRoad DamageMotorists are advised to drive to the conditions.
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open  
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open   
Swimming Open  
Shady Creek Walk Open  
Florence Creek Walk Open                       
2WD campgroundOpen  
4WD campground Open  
Tolmer Falls
Access Open   
Tabletop Track
Access Closed Closed due to possible flash flooding and high temperature.
4WD tracks
Lost City Open   
Reynolds River Track Closed Seasonal closureTBA
Blyth Homestead Closed Seasonal closure
Sandy Creek Falls Closed Seasonal closure 
Surprise Creek Falls Closed Seasonal closure 
Wangi Falls
Campground Open  
Loop walk Open  
Picnic area Open  
Kiosk Open  
Swimming Open  
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed   Expected opening June 2017
Upper section swimming Open NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open   NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Open  
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open  
Greenant Creek walk Open 

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 Closed NA NA
 Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackClosed 

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: 23 June 2017