Check if a park is open: Katherine 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 Katherine region and before you depart 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) 8975 8792

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Barranyi (North Island) National Park Open NA NA
Paradice Bay Campground Open Bring drinking water NA
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve OpenCheck NT Road Report regarding road closuresNA
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open          NA
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open NA

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park OpenAll facilities and guided cave tours are open to the public.Friday 30 March 2018

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open  
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkOpen  
Homestead Road Open  
John Hauser Drive Open  
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       OpenOnly swim in permitted areas 
Loop walk Open  
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpen

Only swim in permitted areas

 
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open  
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksOpen  
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open  
Riverside Walk Open  
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp Open  
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Open  
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Open  
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark OpenRiverside walk open. 
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Boat ramp Open  
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk to Mataranka Falls ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8973 8888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park OpenPark is open to the Lorrngorl campgrounds only including the Djarrung and Kathleen Falls walksNA

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open  NA
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open  NA
Victoria Gorge Access Open  NA
Escarpment Walk Open NA
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open  NA
Joe Creek and Nawilbinbin Walk Open NA
Big Horse Campground Open  NA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open  NA
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road Open NA
Bullita Homestead and campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge Campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Open NA
4WD tracks
Humbert Track ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019
Tuwakam Track ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019
Bullita Stock Route ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019
Wickham Track ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019
Broadarrow Track ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedClosed for seasonMay 2019

Phone: (08) 9167 8827

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open NA
Information Centre Open NA
Cockatoo Billabong Open NA
Ginger's Hill Walk Open NA
Jenemoom Walk Open NA
Goorandalng Loop WalkOpen NA
Goorandalng campgroundOpen NA
Jarnem Campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Jarnem walks
Nigli Gap ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions.
Lookout walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions.
Loop walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Pt Roper Road Open - High clearance 4WD Only  NA
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open  - High Clearance 4WD Only

Motorists advised to drive with care NA

Please note that access to Limmen Bight Marine Park via Limmen Bight River can only be accessed through the private boat ramp owned by Limmen Bight Fishing Camp.

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open - High Clearance 4WD Only Drive with care - road recently graded, some areas of bulldust and corrugationNA
Port Roper Road Open - High Clearance 4WD Only Drive with care - road recently graded, some areas of bulldust and corrugationNA
Nathan River Road Open - High Clearance 4WD Only Max GVM 4.5T Drive with care - road recently graded, some areas of bulldust and corrugationNA
Ryans Bend Road Open - High Clearance 4WD Only Max GVM 4.5T  NA
Butterfly Falls Open - High Clearance 4WD Only  NA
Southern Lost City Open - High Clearance 4WD Only  NA
Western Lost City ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Munbililla Campground – Tomato Island Open - High Clearance 4WD Only   NA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open - High Clearance 4WD Only Drive with care - road damage with deep washouts and erosion NA

Phone: (08) 8973 8821

Park Sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open   
Swimming in Katherine River: gorge 1 Closed            Closed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan.NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwardsClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Canoeing gorges 2 and 3 (half day and full day)  Closed      Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Overnight canoeing gorges 4 and upwards Closed            Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Jatbula Trail ClosedBookings required. Bookings taken from November for the following year. PWC Permits office on (08) 89994486 Please book online. Permit required for out of season walks from October 1 to May 31. Anticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open  
Baruwei Loop Walk Open  
Boat tours Open 1st and 2nd gorge tours. Please contact Nitmiluk Tours for boat tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/. 
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open  
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open              
Lily Ponds Walk Open  
Lily Ponds – swimming at river ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open       
Dunlop Swamp – camping ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Smitt Rock Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather condition
Jawoyn Valley Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather condition
Eighth Gorge ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather condition
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open   
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge)ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather condition
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open  
Leliyn Loop Walk Open  
Sweetwater Walk Open  
Sweetwater swimming Open  
Swimming in plunge pool Open  
Swimming in upper pool Open  
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact: (08) 8972 2884  (phone bookings are not available). Kiosk also open.

Last updated: 10 May 2018

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