Check if a park is open: Darwin 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 Darwin region and before you leave for any national park or reserve. 

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

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

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Ranger Station phone: 08 8988 6310.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature ParkOpenPark open 8am to 6.30pm daily.
Check below for swimming and picnic area access.
NA
Pools Closed Closed for seasonal conditions. No swimming permitted.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependant on weather conditions 
All picnic areas Open NA
Walking trackOpen 

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature ParkClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking TrailOpen NA
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open  NA
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open NA
Sandy Creek BoardwalkOpen NA

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal ReserveClosed

Closed due to seasonal conditions.

When open, permits required for camping and boat ramp use. Contact Parks and Wildlife Permits branch on 8999 4795 to arrange a camping permit and a key to access the reserve.

Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National ParkOpenPark closes at 7pm dailyNA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Djukbinj National Park Open NA NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8978 2479

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Douglas River/Daly River Esplanade Conservation Area Check access with tourist park. Access via Douglas caravan park. 4WD recommended as only camps one to seven are 2WD. Camps eight to nine are 4WD only. Bookings to camp can be made at Douglas Daly Tourist Park: 08 8978 2497. NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Temporary detour in place due to repair work being undertaken to Fogg Dam wall.NA
Monsoon Walk Open NA
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open NA
Dam Wall Walk Open for vehicles only Closed to pedestrians due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding NA

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National ParkClosedPark is closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensOpen NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area Open NA
Harrison Dam Wall Track Open  NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature ParkOpenOpen 8am to 6pmNA
Top Road, including front gate access Open  NA
Woodland Walking Tracks Open  NA
Jungle Walk in Monsoon Forest Open  NA
Hilltop Picnic Area Open  NA
Bottom Road ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions. Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Hunting ReserveOpen  NA

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park Open   NA
Rainforest Walk (Howard Creek Walk) Open   NA
Springs walking track Open   NA
East Picnic Area Open   NA
Western Picnic Area Open   NA
Rock pools Open   NA
Toddler pool Open   NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open NA NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park Open   NA
Park access
via Batchelor Open   NA
via Cox Peninsula Open   NA
Scenic Flights Open For more information go to ntair.com.au or airbornesolutions.com.au/tours/two-national-parks-in-two-days NA
Buley Rockhole
Swimming ClosedTemporarily closed due to rising water levels and unsafe swimming conditions. NA
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open   NA
Swimming Open   NA
Shady Creek Walk Open        NA
Florence Creek Walk Open   NA
2WD campground Open   NA
4WD campground Open          NA
Tolmer Falls
Access Open   NA
Tabletop Track
Access Closed

Tabletop Track is closed for seasonal weather conditions. You may access the track if you have a permit during this time. Please contact the Permits Office on 08 8999 4814.

Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed       Closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Reynolds River Track Closed       Closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Blyth Homestead Closed        Closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Sandy Creek Falls Closed       Closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Surprise Creek Falls Closed       Closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Wangi Falls
Campground Open with cautionHigh clearance 4WD required to access the area due to flooding over sections of the road. Conditions can change quickly and the road may become impassable. NA
Loop walkOpen with cautionHigh clearance 4WD required to access the area due to flooding over sections of the road. Conditions can change quickly and the road may become impassable.NA
Picnic area Open with cautionHigh clearance 4WD required to access the area due to flooding over sections of the road. Conditions can change quickly and the road may become impassable. NA
Cafe Open

High clearance 4WD required to access the area due to flooding over sections of the road. Conditions can change quickly and the road may become impassable.

Information about the cafe is available at www.wangifallscafe.com.au

NA
Swimming Closed        Closed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Cascades
Lower section swimming Open Access via walking track only NA
Upper section swimming Open Access via walking track only NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open   NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Closed       Closed due to seasonal conditions. Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open   NA
Greenant Creek walk Open   NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open
NA

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open   NA
Mary River Billabong Open   NA
Bird Billabong Day Use Area Open   NA
Bird Billabong Walking Track Open NA
Brian's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   NA
Hardies 4WD Track ClosedTrack is closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open NA
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
Rockhole RoadClosed

Rockhole road is closed due to seasonal conditions.

For access to Corroborree Billabong Boat Ramp via Corroborree Billabong Road, refer to the NT Road Report Website.

Anticipated opening May 2020, depended on weather conditions
Cousens Lookout and Campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
North RockholeClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Wildman 4WD Track ClosedTrack is closed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Shady Camp Campground Open   NA
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Open NA
Point Stuart Coastal ReserveClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Stuarts Tree walking trackClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open Open all year round but a permit is required for pig hunting NA

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open 

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Swimming ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Campground ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tree Point Conservation Area Open Driving on the beach is not permitted. NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature ParkOpenPlease take caution when entering the campground as there is minor flood damage after the wet season 
Swimming Open 

Phone: (08) 8988 8188

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Window on the Wetlands ClosedThe centre is closed for maintenance and repair works from 6 January to 3 February 2020.Anticipated opening 4 February 2020

Last updated: 22 January 2020

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