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 Closed         Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening in March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Barrawulla Loop Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening in March 2019, dependent on weather conditions

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open NA
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkOpenCaution - Water over road 
Homestead Road Open NA
John Hauser Drive Open NA
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Open NA
Loop walkOpen NA
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpen NA
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Riverside Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019. dependent on weather conditions
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp OpenCaution flood water 
Riverside walk to 4 Mile ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019. dependent on weather conditions
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 OpenCaution flood water 
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards 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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season.April 2019

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Hwy and Bighorse Boatramp and Campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
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 Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Hwy and Bighorse Boatramp and Campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Hwy and Bighorse Boatramp and Campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditions. Check https://roadreport.nt.gov.au for more information.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Bullita Homestead and campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Limestone Gorge Campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening March 2019, dependent on weather conditions
4WD tracks
Humbert Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Tuwakam Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Bullita Stock Route ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Wickham Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Broadarrow Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions

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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Goorandalng Loop WalkClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Goorandalng campgroundClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
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 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). Kiosk also open.NA

Last updated: 10 May 2018

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