Check if a park is open: Alice Springs 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 Alice Springs region and before you depart for any National Park or Reserve.

Extreme weather conditions can be experienced in the region. You should check weather updates before heading out to the parks and be prepared.

Each area has a phone number you can contact for more information and condition updates.

You can also contact Parks and Wildlife Alice Springs by calling 08 8951 8250.

The office is open from Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, except for public holidays.

For NT road conditions check the government's Road Report website before you leave home.

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Phone: 08 8951 8788.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Desert ParkOpen  
CafeClosed 

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Open NA
Reserve OpenOpen from 8am to 9pmNA
Historic precinct OpenOpen from 9am to 5pm               NA
CafeOpenOpen from 8am to 1pm for take-away and cycle supplies only

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9770.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open - authorised access only

This park is within a biosecurity zone. Only locals within the biosecurity zone may enter this park.

Territorians are not able to cross biosecurity zone borders to visit a park.

Re-opening 5 June 2020

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open - authorised access only

This park is within a biosecurity zone. Only locals within the biosecurity zone may enter this park.

Territorians are not able to cross biosecurity zone borders to visit a park.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Finke Gorge National Park ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Palm Valley Access Road Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Boggy Hole Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Finke River 4WD Route Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Arankaia Walk, Palm ValleyClosed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Mpulungkinya Walk, Palm ValleyClosed Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
CampgroundClosed Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Phone: 08 8956 9433

Park sites AccessComments Forecast opening
Tower Rock ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mac Clark Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open - authorised access only

This park is within a biosecurity zone. Only locals within the biosecurity zone may enter this park.

Territorians are not able to cross biosecurity zone borders to visit a park.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.
CampgroundClosedThis area in the park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Napwerte / Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Native Gap Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8955 0310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Owen Springs Reserve Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Redbank Waterhole Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Ruby Gap Nature Park Closed

This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ormiston Gorge Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 7799

Simpsons Gap Ranger Station phone: 08 8955 0310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park Open - limited access

Some areas in this park are closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Read below to check which areas of the park are open.

There has been substantial bushfire damage in the area. Follow all local warning signs, or direction from a ranger. Do not camp near fire damaged trees.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Birthday Waterhole Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ellery Creek Big Hole Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Dolomite Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Glen Helen Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Glen Helen Gorge WalkClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Finke River Two MileClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Hugh Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ochre Pits Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Aranda Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ormiston Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ormiston Gorge campground Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Showers closed for repairs.
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge ClosedThis area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ghost Gum Lookout ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Ghost Gum Loop Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Redbank Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.
Access from 5 June is recommended to high clearance 4WD only.
Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Redbank Gorge WalkClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Simpsons Gap Open   NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open   NA
Serpentine Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Serpentine Chalet C Closed This area of the park is closed. Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta Trail Closed

This area of the park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge Closed  Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7799

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Open - authorised access only

This park is within a biosecurity zone. Only locals within the biosecurity zone may enter this park.

Territorians are not able to cross biosecurity zone borders to visit a park.

Some areas in this park are closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Read below to check which areas of the park are open.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.
WalksOpen NA
Gorge Campground

Closed

This area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Bluff Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Panorama Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
John Hayes Rockhole ClosedThis area of the park is closed.Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7460

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Watarrka National Park ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kathleen Creek Crossing at Luritja RoadClosed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kings Creek Crossing at Luritja Road (Kings Canyon Resort East)Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kings Canyon Access Road Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kings Canyon Picnic areaClosed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
South Wall Return Walk Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kings Creek Walk Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.
Kathleen Springs Walk Closed Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park Open - authorised access only

This park is within a biosecurity zone. Only locals within the biosecurity zone may enter this park.

Territorians are not able to cross biosecurity zone borders to visit a park.

Re-opening 5 June 2020.

Last updated: 04 June 2020

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