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 ParkLimited accessThe 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 ClosedThe pools are closed for swimming.Anticipated opening May 2021, dependent on weather conditions.
All picnic areas Open NA
Walking trackOpen NA

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature ParkOpen NA

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 ClosedWalk is closed due to damage to the elevated boardwalk along this trail 
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 Open A permit is required to access the park. Contact Parks and Wildlife Permits branch to arrange permits and key to access the reserve. NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National ParkOpenPark closes at 7pm daily.NA

Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Djukbinj National Park Open  NA

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 2479. NA

Phone: 08 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation ReserveOpen -
Monsoon Walk Open -
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open -
Dam Wall Walk Open for vehicles onlyClosed to pedestrians due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding.-

Phone: 08 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National ParkOpen NA
Coburg Marine ParkOpen NA

Phone: 08 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensOpen NA
Visitor and Events Centre and gift shopOpen NA
Eva's CafeOpenFor dine in and take away
More information at facebook.com/botanicgardenscafe/
NA
Children's playgroundOpen 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 ParkOpen NA
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 Open NA

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 ParkOpenUpcoming works on park - from 14 August until 30 September 2020, there will be road construction works happening within the park. The park and facilities remain open, and visitors should follow all directions and signage.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

Phone: 08 8988 8009

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

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park Open  
Park access
via Batchelor Open          NA
via Cox Peninsula Open                NA
Scenic Flights OpenFor more information go to ntair.com.au or airbornesolutions.com.auNA
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open 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 ClosedSeasonal closure for weather and safety reasons.Anticipated reopening June 2021, dependent on weather.
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed        This area of the park is closed. 
Western Lost City trackClosedSeasonal closures for weather and safety reasons.Anticipated reopening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Reynolds River track Open             NA
Blyth Homestead Open                NA
Sandy Creek Falls Open       NA
Surprise Creek Falls Open               NA
Wangi Falls
Campground Open NA
Loop walk Open NA
Picnic area Open    NA
Cafe Open

Cafe is open for takeaway only, 11am to 2pm daily.

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

NA
Swimming Open              NA
Cascades
Lower section swimming Open              NA
Upper section swimming Open             NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Open NA
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
DamOpenOpen for boating, fishing, recreation and water-based sporting activities.NA

Phone: 08 8978 8986

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

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.

NA

Phone: 08 8988 7200

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

Ranger Station phone: 08 8999 3947

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkClosed

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 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 sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature ParkOpen NA     
Swimming Open NA
Campground Open NA

Phone: 08 8988 8188

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Window on the Wetlands Open

Upcoming works from 14 September to 11 October 2020 - there will be no disabled access to the centre due to lift upgrade works.

NA

Last updated: 25 September 2020

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