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.

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 Open NA NA
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open NA NA
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open NA NA
Park access
Martins Road Open
NA
Homestead Road Open
NA
John Hauser Drive Open
NA
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming Open
NA
Loop walk Open
NA
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming Open Upgrade works underway, no change to swimmingCompletion expected September 2016
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Swimming Closed
NA
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open
NA
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open
NA
Botanic Walk link to Riverside Walk Open
NA
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Swimming Closed
NA
Boat ramp Open
NA
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Open
NA
Canoeing Closed

Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to WabalarrOpen
NA
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Swimming Closed
NA
Riverside walk Wabalarr to MulurarkOpen
NA
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open Bookings are not taken. operates on a first in, best- dressed system NA
Boat ramp Open
NA
Swimming Closed
NA
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 MileOpen
NA
Canoeing Closed

Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Swimming Closed
NA
Riverside walk to Mataranka Falls Open
NA

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 Open     
NA
Tuwakam Track Open     
NA
Bullita Stock Route Open
NA
Wickham Track Open     
NA
Broadarrow Track Open
NA
Gibbie Creek Track Open
NA

Phone: (08) 9167 8827

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open

Information Centre Open

Cockatoo Billabong Open

Ginger's Hill Walk Open

Gurrandalng Campground Open

Gurrandalng Walk Open

Jinumum Walk Open

Jarnem Campground Open

Jarnem walks
Nigli Gap Open

Lookout walk Open

Loop walk Open

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Pt Roper Road Open
4WD high clearance only
Water over road in some areas, high clearance 4WD needed NA
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open 
4WD high clearance 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 sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory advise that under section 113 of the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission Act authorised destruction of feral animals will take place in Limmen National Park from Wednesday 27 July to Wednesday 27 October inclusive. Read more about this authorised program (303.7 kb). NA
Pt Roper Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only      

NA
Nathan River Open
4WD High Clearance Only 

NA
Ryan Bend Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only 
Weight restrictions apply, no trailers. NA
Butterfly Falls Open
4WD high clearance only     

NA
Southern Lost City Open
4WD high clearance only  

NA
Western Lost City Open 4WD high clearance only Please come to the ranger station to get the code to the gate. Trailers are not recommended on this track and can be left at the ranger station. NA
Munbililla Campground – Tomato Island Open
NA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open
4WD high clearance only  

NA

Phone: (08) 8972 1886

Park Sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open
NA
Swimming in Katherine River – gorges one Open   
Swimming in Katherine River – gorges two and upwards. Open
Late May
Canoeing gorges two and three  Open
NA
Overnight canoeing gorges four and upwards Open Requires toilets to be set up at remote campsites NA
Jatbula Trail Open Bookings needed. Bookings taken from November for the following year. Please book online. NA
Northern Rockhole Swimming Closed Due to crocodile risk NA
Southern Rockhole – swimming Open
NA
Baruwei Loop Walk Open
NA
Boat tours Open 1st, 2nd & 3rd gorge NA
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open
NA
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open   NA
Lily Ponds Walk Open
NA
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Open
NA
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open
NA
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open
NA
Smitt Rock Walk Open   Late May
Jawoyn Valley Walk Open
NA
Eighth Gorge Open   Late May
Waleka Walk Open

Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open
NA
Leliyn Loop Walk Open
NA
Sweetwater Walk Open
NA
Sweetwater swimming Open
NA
Swimming in plunge pool Open
NA
Swimming in upper pool Open
NA
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact: (08) 8972 2884  (phone bookings are not available) NA

Last updated: 03 August 2016