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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You can contact the Rangers Station by calling 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 Open NA
All picnic areas Open NA
Walking trackOpen 

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8976 0282.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature ParkOpen NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking TrailOpen with cautionThursday 20 June from 9.30am to 4pm we will be conducting burn offs in the area between Casuarina Coastal Reserve near Lee Point. View a map of the area (199.1 kb).
Drive to the conditions. Asthma sufferers should take appropriate precautions. Contact the Ranger station for more information 8946 5126.
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 ReserveOpen

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.

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

Phone: (08) 8978 2479 or (08) 8976 0282

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 ParkOpenPark is open by permit only. Find out more about permits for Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.

Phone: (08) 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensPartial OpenPartial open via the Gardens Road entrance.
Eva's Cafe open.

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 Closed Closed until further notice due to significant tree damage. No forecast for reopening.
Hilltop Picnic Area Open  NA
Bottom Road Open NA

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Hunting Reserve Open Waterfowl hunting season is open, permits are required. Check waterfowl hunting season dates.

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park Open

The ranger office carpark is being upgraded. There may be access disruptions and detours in place during this work. Please heed onsite signage.

The rock pools, waterfall, playground and eastern picnic area remain open and will not be affected by the upgrades.

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

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

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 Open During the wet season, heavy rainfall can cause Buley Rockhole to temporarily close at short notice.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 Open NA
4WD tracks
Lost City Open NA
Reynolds River Track Open

The Reynolds River 4WD track is OPEN between the Litchfield Park Road and Sandy Creek (Tjaynera) Falls only.  The Reynolds River 4WD track between Sandy Creek (Tjaynera) Falls and the Daly River Road remains CLOSED to all vehicles.

Anticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Blyth Homestead Open  NA
Sandy Creek Falls Open NA
Surprise Creek Falls ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season, due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2019, dependent on weather conditions
Wangi Falls
Campground Open NA
Loop walk Open NA
Picnic area Open  NA
Cafe Open Information about the cafe is available at www.wangifallscafe.com.auNA
Swimming Open NA
Cascades
Lower section swimming OpenAccess via walking track onlyNA
Upper section swimming Open Access via walking track only 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

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 Open NA
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open NA
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
Rockhole RoadOpen

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

NA
Couzens Lookout and Campground Open NA
Wildman 4WD Track Open NA
Shady Camp Campground Open   NA
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Open NA
Point Stuart Coastal ReserveOpen NA
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackOpen NA
Stuarts Tree walking trackOpen NA

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 

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkOpen NA
Swimming Open NA
Campground Open NA

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

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

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

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 Open NA

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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