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 Closed Closed for public safety 
Paradice Bay Campground ClosedClosed for public safety 
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track ClosedClosed for public safety

Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve OpenCheck NT Road Report regarding road closures  
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open   
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open  

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Open NA

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open NA
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkOpen NA
Homestead Road Open NA
John Hauser Drive Open NA
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       OpenOnly swim in permitted areasNA
Loop walkOpen NA
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpenOnly swim in permitted areasNA
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksOpen NA
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open NA
Riverside Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019. dependent on weather conditions
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA
Riverside walk to 4 Mile ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 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 May 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 May 2019. dependent on weather conditions
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open NA
Boat ramp OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA

Phone: (08) 8973 8888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Open NA

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 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 ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track Open NA

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 Open NA
Jarnem walks
Nigli Gap Open NA
Lookout walk Open NA
Loop walk Open NA

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Pt Roper Road Open - High clearance 4WD OnlyPlease heed all marine wind warnings issued by Bureau of Meteorology. 
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open  - High Clearance 4WD Only

Please heed all marine wind warnings issues by Bureau of Meteorology.

Motorists advised to drive with care
 

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 to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Port Roper Road Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Nathan River RoadOpen with cautionHigh-clearance 4WD only; road works on Lorella Springs Road and Nathan River Road south of the Cox River 
Ryans Bend Road Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Butterfly Falls Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Southern Lost City Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Western Lost City Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open to high-clearance 4WD only NA

Phone: (08) 8973 8821

Park Sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open

Feral animal control will be undertaken within the Park from 8 May 2019 to 9 May 2019. Visitors should observe all warning signs and/or directions from Park Rangers during operations.

 
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 (via Yambi Walk)Open  
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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