Check if a park is open: Alice Springs region

Closure due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

All campgrounds and swimming spots in Northern Territory national parks and reserves are closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

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

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Open - limited access

Some areas of 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.

 
Reserve OpenOpen from 8am to 9pmNA
Historic precinct OpenOpen from 9am to 5pm               NA
CafeClosedThis area of the park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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.

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8956 9770.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open NA

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.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open   NA

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. 
Palm Valley Access Road Closed  
Boggy Hole Closed  
Finke River 4WD Route Closed  
Arankaia Walk, Palm ValleyClosed  
Mpulungkinya Walk, Palm ValleyClosed 

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. 
CampgroundClosed 

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.

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.

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 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.

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open - limited access NA
CampgroundClosedThis area in the park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 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.

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 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.

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.  
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Closed   
Redbank Waterhole Closed 

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.

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.

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.

 
Birthday Waterhole Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ellery Creek Big Hole Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Dolomite Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Glen Helen Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Glen Helen Gorge WalkClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Finke River Two MileClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Hugh Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ochre Pits Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Aranda Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Ormiston Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ormiston Gorge campground Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge ClosedThis area of the park is closed.  
Ghost Gum Lookout ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Ghost Gum Loop Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Redbank Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Redback Gorge WalkClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Simpsons Gap Open   NA
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open   NA
Serpentine Gorge Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Serpentine Chalet C Closed This area of the park is closed.  
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.

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

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.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 9765

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Trephina Gorge Nature 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.

 
WalksOpen NA
Gorge Campground

Closed

This area of the park is closed. 
Bluff Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Panorama Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
John Hayes Rockhole ClosedThis area of the park is closed.

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. 
Kathleen Creek Crossing at Luritja RoadClosed  
Kings Creek Crossing at Luritja Road (Kings Canyon Resort East)Closed  
Kings Canyon Access Road Closed  
Kings Canyon Picnic areaClosed  
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Closed  
South Wall Return Walk Closed  
Kings Creek Walk Closed  
Kathleen Springs Walk Closed 

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Yeperenye / Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park Open NA

Last updated: 08 April 2020

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