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 OpenContractors will be doing maintenance works from 13 to 23 November. During this time, concrete will be laid and there will be no access to the lower pool via the picnic area stairs or footpaths from the main pool. There may also be minor disruptions at the pools while new metal ladders are installed.

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet seasonExpected opening June 2018, dependent on weather conditions

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 ReserveClosed

The Reserve is closed for the duration of the wet season, for safety reasons

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.

Anticipated opening is May 2018, depended on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National Park Open Park closes at 7pm. Park will be closed on 12 December for fuel reduction burning operations.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 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) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National ParkClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season. Anticipated opening in May 2018, dependent on weather conditions.
 
When the Park is open, it is by permit only. Find out more about permits for Garig Gunak Barlu National Park. Park is open from May to October each year, dependent on weather conditions.
May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

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 A water shutoff will affect the east picnic area on 6 and 7 November. BBQs, toilets, taps and bubbler will not be available at rockpools due to construction works. The rockpools and playground will be open and not affected. Other toilets are located near ranger office on opposite side of waterhole.8 November
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.

Tolmer Falls
Access Open
NA
Tabletop Track
Access ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2018, dependent on weather conditions
4WD tracks
Lost City ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May2018, dependent on weather conditions
Reynolds River Track ClosedClosed for safety reasons (boggy track due to rainfall, risk of flash flooding)Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Blyth Homestead ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Sandy Creek Falls ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Surprise Creek Falls ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Wangi Falls
Campground Open
NA
Loop walk Open From 2 November to 23 November the Wangi Falls raised walkway, from the pool area and entire south section, up to the bridge over Wangi Creek on top of the escarpment, will be closed for maintenance.
Access to the Wangi Loop walk and the Tabletop Track up to the bridge over Wangi Creek will remain open via the northern side during this time.
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 OpenThe Walker Creek camp sites will be closed on Wednesday 6 December through to Wednesday 20 December for upgrades to the camp sites. The day use area will remain open during this time.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 ClosedClosed due to saltwater crocodile sighting. Crocodile surveys are currently underway.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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

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

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions

Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Swimming ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

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: 08 December 2017