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 Park Limited access The pools are closed for swimming. The reserve, picnic areas and walking track remain open. Anticipated opening for swimming is May 2021, dependent on weather conditions.
Pools Closed The pools are closed for swimming. Anticipated opening May 2021, dependent on weather conditions.
All picnic areas Open  -
Walking track Open  -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Casuarina Coastal Reserve Open  -
Lee Point walking trail Open  -
Lee Point beach picnic area Open  -
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open  
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open  -
Sandy Creek Boardwalk Open  -

Phone: 08 8999 4795

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal Reserve Closed

The reserve is closed due to seasonal weather conditions.

When open, a permit is required to access the park. Contact Parks and Wildlife Permits branch to arrange permits and key to access the reserve.

Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National Park Open Park closes at 7pm daily.
 
MTB Trails will be closed immediately due to seasonal conditions and will be reopened when safe to do so when weather conditions improve.
    
The Spitfire mountain bike trail is closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening in May 2021, dependent on weather.
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Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Djukbinj National Park Open   -

Phone: 08 8978 2479

Park sitesAccessComments 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 2479. -

Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open   -
Monsoon Walk Open   -
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open   -
Dam Wall Walk Open for vehicles only Closed to pedestrians due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding. -

Phone: 08 8999 4795

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park Open   -
Coburg Marine Park Open   -

Phone: 08 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic Gardens Open   -
Visitor and Events Centre and gift shop Open   -
Eva's Cafe Open For dine in and take away
More information at facebook.com/botanicgardenscafe/
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Children's playground Open   -

Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather conditions.
Harrison Dam Wall Track ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature Park Open   -
Top Road, including front gate access Open   -
Woodland Walking Tracks Open   -
Jungle Walk in Monsoon Forest Open   -
Hilltop Picnic Area Open   -
Bottom Road Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 08 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Hunting Reserve Open   -

Phone: 08 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park Open   -
Rainforest Walk (Howard Creek Walk) Closeddue to minor floodingEstimated reopening – weather dependent, possibly mid Feb – to be advised.
Springs walking track Open   -
East Picnic Area Open   -
Western Picnic Area Open   -
Rock pools Open  -
Toddler pool Open   -

Phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve Open   -

Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open   -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park Open   -
Park access
via Batchelor Open          -
via Cox Peninsula Open                  -
Scenic Flights Open For more information go to ntair.com.au or airbornesolutions.com.au -
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open -
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open   -
Swimming Open -
Shady Creek Walk Open               -
Florence Creek Walk Open                 -
2WD campground Open                  -
4WD campground Open             -
Tolmer Falls
Access Open   -
Tabletop Track
Access Closed Seasonal closure for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed        This area of the park is closed. -
Reynolds River track Closed         Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Blyth Homestead Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Sandy Creek Falls Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Surprise Creek Falls Closed        Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Wangi Falls
Campground Open   -
Loop walk Open   -
Picnic area Open    -
Cafe Open Cafe is open for takeaway only, 11am to 2pm daily.
Information about the cafe is available at www.wangifallscafe.com.au
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Swimming Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening dry season 2021.
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed       Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Upper section swimming Open               -
Cascades Loop Walk Open   -
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Greenant Creek walk Open   -

Phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open

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Dam Open Open for boating, fishing, recreation and water-based sporting activities. -

Phone: 08 8978 8986

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open   -
Mary River Billabong Open   -
Bird Billabong Day Use Area Open   -
Bird Billabong Walking Track Open   -
Brian's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   -
Hardies 4WD Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Mistake Billabong Open   -
Rockhole Road Open   -
Couzens Lookout and Campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
North (Wildman) Rockhole Open   -
Wildman 4WD Track Closed Closed due to damage from recent fires in the area.  
Shady Camp Campground Open   -
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Open   -
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Open   -
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track  Open   -
Stuarts Tree walking track Open   -

Phone: 08 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open

Open all year round but a permit is required for pig hunting.

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Phone: 08 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open NA
CafeOpen NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park Closed

This park is closed due to water supply issues. We are working with Traditional Owners and the Northern Land Council to resolve these issues. To find out more about this, go to the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security website.

 
Swimming Closed   
Campground Closed 

Phone: 08 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Tree Point Conservation Area Open Driving on the beach is not permitted. -

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park Open   -
Swimming Open   -
Campground Open   -

Last updated: 12 February 2021

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