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 sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Desert Park Open   -
Cafe Closed 

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Open Sunday, 12 September - The reserve will be closed to vehicle traffic from 2pm to 11pm during the Bush Bands Bash. The reserve remains open to visitors via walking tracks and the mountain bike trails. -
Reserve Open Open from 8am to 9pm -
Historic precinct Open Weekdays 8am to 5pm 
Weekends 7am to 4pm                    
-
Cafe OpenWeekdays 8am to 2pm
Weekends 7am to 3pm
-
Wigley’s Waterhole and Gorge Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve Open   NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9770.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve OpenDrive with caution. -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve OpenDrive with caution. -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Finke Gorge National Park Open   -
Palm Valley Access Road Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Boggy Hole Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Finke River 4WD Route Open to high  clearance 4WD only   -
Arankaia Walk, Palm Valley Open   -
Mpulungkinya Walk, Palm Valley Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Open  -
Campground Open  -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve Open   -

Phone: 08 8956 9433

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tower Rock Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Mac Clark Conservation Reserve Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open High clearance 4WD recommended. -
Campground Open High clearance 4WD recommended.-

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Native Gap Conservation Reserve Open   -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8955 0310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Owen Springs ReserveOpen to high clearance 4WD only -
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Open to high clearance 4WD only -
Redbank Waterhole Open to high clearance 4WD only -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve Open 4WD only. -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Ruby Gap Nature Park Open to high clearance 4WD onlyDrive with caution. Soft sand along track. -

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  -
Birthday Waterhole Open   -
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open   -
Dolomite Walk Open   -
Glen Helen Gorge Open  -
Glen Helen Gorge Walk Open  -
Finke River Two Mile Open   -
Hugh Gorge Open   -
Ochre Pits Open   -
Aranda Walk Open   -
Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Ormiston Gorge campground Open   -
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Open   -
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open with caution Be prepared to wade through cold water or return to the carpark back along the Ormiston Pound Walk in a clockwise direction. -
Ghost Gum Lookout Open   -
Ghost Gum Loop Walk  Open   -
Redbank Gorge Open with cautionHigh clearance 4WD required. -
Redbank Gorge Walk Open   -
Simpsons Gap Open   -
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open  -
Serpentine Gorge Open   -
Serpentine Chalet Dam Open with caution 4WD access only. -
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta Trail Open   -
Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap Open   -
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Open   -
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm Open   -
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole Open   -
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge Open   -
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek Open   -
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge Open   -
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Open   -
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River Open   -
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge Open   -
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7799

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve Open to 4WD onlyThe reserve is open to 4WD vehicles only. -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Open Drive with caution. -
Walks Open   -
Gorge Campground Open   -
Bluff Campground Open   -
Panorama Campground Open   -
John Hayes Rockhole Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7460

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Watarrka National Park Open -
Kathleen Creek Crossing at Luritja Road Closed -
Kings Creek Crossing at Luritja Road (Kings Canyon Resort East) Closed -
Kings Canyon Access Road Closed -
Kings Canyon Picnic area Closed -
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Closed -
South Wall Return Walk Closed -
Kings Creek Walk Closed -
Kathleen Springs Walk Closed -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park Open   -

Last updated: 18 September 2021

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