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
CafeClosedThe cafe is temporarily closed.

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 open  NA

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Open NA

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 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 sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Open NA
CampgroundOpen NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7401

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve Open NA

Phone: 08 8956 9433

Park sites AccessComments Forecast opening
Tower Rock Open NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mac Clark Conservation Reserve Open NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park 4WD only with caution  NA
Campground Open  NA

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Native Gap Conservation Reserve Open NA

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 sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve Open NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Ruby Gap Nature Park Not accessible   NA

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

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.

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Birthday Waterhole Open -
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open  -
Dolomite Walk Open -
Glen Helen Gorge ClosedGlen Helen Gorge is closed.-
Glen Helen Gorge WalkClosedGlen Helen Gorge Walk is closed.-
Finke River Two MileOpen -
Hugh Gorge Open  -
Ochre Pits Open  -
Aranda Walk Open -
Ormiston Gorge Open  -
Ormiston Gorge campground Open  -
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk ClosedThe kiosk is currently closed.-
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open -
Ghost Gum Lookout Open -
Ghost Gum Loop Walk Open -
Redbank Gorge Open -
Redbank Gorge WalkOpen -
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 sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve Open NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8956 9765

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Open  NA
Walks Open   NA
Gorge Campground

Open

  NA
Bluff Campground Open  NA
Panorama CampgroundOpen  NA
John Hayes Rockhole Open  NA

Ranger Station: 08 8956 7460

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Watarrka National Park Open NA
Kathleen Creek Crossing at Luritja RoadOpen NA
Kings Creek Crossing at Luritja Road (Kings Canyon Resort East)Open NA
Kings Canyon Access Road Open NA
Kings Canyon Picnic areaOpen NA
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Open NA
South Wall Return Walk Open NA
Kings Creek Walk Open NA
Kathleen Springs Walk Open NA

Ranger Station: 08 8952 1013.

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

Last updated: 21 September 2020

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