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   -
Reserve Open Open from 8am to 9pm -
Historic precinct Open Open from 9am to 5pm               -
Cafe Closed The cafe is temporarily closed  
Wigley’s Waterhole and Gorge Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Anna's Reservoir Conservation Reserve Open NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9770.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Arltunga Historical Reserve Closed Arltunga Road closed due to flooding. No access to the reserve. -

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Closed Maryvale Road closed due to flooding. No access to the reserve. -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open   -

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Finke Gorge National Park Open NA
Palm Valley Access Road Open NA
Boggy Hole Open NA
Finke River 4WD Route Open NA
Arankaia Walk, Palm ValleyOpen NA
Mpulungkinya Walk, Palm ValleyOpen NA

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Closed Earnest Giles Road impassable. No access to the reserve. -
Campground Closed Earnest Giles Road impassable. No access to the reserve. -

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 Closed Due to flooding and impassable road conditions -
Campground Closed Due to flooding and impassable road conditions -

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 Reserve Open   -
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Open   -
Redbank Waterhole Open   -

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 Not accessible   -

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 Closed Glen Helen Gorge is closed.  
Glen Helen Gorge Walk Closed Glen Helen Gorge Walk is closed.  
Finke River Two Mile Open   -
Hugh Gorge Open   -
Ochre Pits Open   -
Aranda Walk Open   -
Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Ormiston Gorge campground Open   -
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Closed The kiosk is currently closed.  
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Ghost Gum Lookout Open   -
Ghost Gum Loop Walk  Open   -
Redbank Gorge Open   -
Redbank Gorge Walk Open   -
Simpsons Gap Open   -
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open   -
Serpentine Gorge Open   -
Serpentine Chalet C Open   -
Larapinta Trail
Larapinta Trail Open

Some parts of the Larapinta Trail were impacted by fires in 2019. Take care to stay on the track and follow temporary track markers.

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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   -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 9765

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

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

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

Last updated: 29 December 2020

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