Check if a park is open: Darwin 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 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.

|

Ranger Station phone: 08 8988 6310.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature ParkClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Pools Closed  
All picnic areas Closed  
Walking trackClosed 

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature ParkClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ranger Station phone: 08 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Casuarina Coastal ReserveOpen NA
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 sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal Reserve Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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 ParkClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Coburg Marine ParkClosed 

Phone: (08) 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensOpenAreas of the park are closed as a health and safety measure to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Read below to check which areas are open.
 
Visitor and Events Centre and gift shopClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Eva's CafeOpenFor takeaway only
More information at facebook.com/botanicgardenscafe/
 
Children's playgroundClosedThis area of the park is closed.

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 Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
Rainforest Walk (Howard Creek Walk) Closed   
Springs walking track Closed   
East Picnic Area Closed   
Western Picnic Area Closed   
Rock pools Closed   
Toddler pool Closed 

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 - 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.

During the wet season, rain can cause conditions on park to change at short notice. Please travel with care.

 
Park access
via Batchelor Open          NA
via Cox Peninsula Closed        Access via Cox Peninsula Road has been closed by Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL).
For more information, check the Road Report website
 
Scenic Flights ClosedThis area of the park is closed.

For more information go to ntair.com.au or airbornesolutions.com.au/tours/two-national-parks-in-two-days
 
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Closed This area of the park is closed. 
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Closed This area of the park is closed. 
Swimming Closed      This area of the park is closed.  
Shady Creek Walk Closed            This area of the park is closed. 
Florence Creek Walk Closed              This area of the park is closed. 
2WD campground Closed         This area of the park is closed. 
4WD campground Closed              This area of the park is closed. 
Tolmer Falls
Access Open NA
Tabletop Track
Access Closed

This area of the park is closed.

 
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed        This area of the park is closed..
Reynolds River Track Closed        This area of the park is closed. 
Blyth Homestead Closed         This area of the park is closed. 
Sandy Creek Falls Closed        This area of the park is closed. 
Surprise Creek Falls Closed        This area of the park is closed. 
Wangi Falls
Campground Closed This area of the park is closed. 
Loop walk Closed This area of the park is closed. 
Picnic area Open    NA
Cafe Closed

This area of the park is closed.

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

 
Swimming Closed         This area of the park is closed. 
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed         This area of the park is closed. 
Upper section swimming Closed         This area of the park is closed. 
Cascades Loop Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Closed        This area of the park is closed.  
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Closed        This area of the park is closed. 
Greenant Creek walk Closed This area of the park is closed.

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area OpenActivities at this park are restricted as a health and safety precaution due to coronavira (COVID-19) pandemic.

 
DamOpen with limited acessThe dam is open to boating and fishing only. No in-water activities are permitted.

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Mary River 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.

 
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 Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   NA
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
Rockhole Road Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Cousens Lookout and Campground Closed This area of the park is closed.  
North Rockhole Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Wildman 4WD Track Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Shady Camp Campground Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Closed This area of the park is closed.  
Stuarts Tree walking track Closed This area of the park is closed.

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

Closed

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Swimming Closed  
Campground Closed 

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

Phone: (08) 8988 8188

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Window on the Wetlands ClosedThis facility is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Last updated: 04 April 2020

Share this page:

Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.