Check if a park is open: Katherine 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 Katherine region and before you depart 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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Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Barranyi (North Island) National Park Open  
Paradice Bay Campground Open  
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Open 

Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve OpenCheck NT Road Report regarding road closures.NA
Jagududgu Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Barrawulla Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open NA
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkOpen NA
Homestead Road Open NA
John Hauser Drive Open NA
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Open NA
Loop walkOpen NA
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpenOnly swim in permitted areasNA
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole OpenNo swimming permittedNA
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka FallsClosedRiverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls is closed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksOpen NA
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open NA
Riverside Walk Open NA
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Open NA
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Open NA
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Open NA
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open NA
Boat ramp OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Open NA
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls OpenPlease Be CrocwiseNA

Phone: (08) 8973 8888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open  NA
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open  NA
Victoria Gorge Access ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Escarpment Walk Open NA
Old Victoria Road Crossing ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Joe Creek and Nawilbinbin Walk Open NA
Big Horse Campground Open  NA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open  NA
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Bullita Homestead and campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions Anticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Limestone Gorge Campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
4WD tracks
Humbert Track ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Tuwakam Track ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Bullita Stock Route ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Wickham Track ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Broadarrow Track ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedClosed for seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open NA
Information Centre Open NA
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo LagoonOpen NA
Ginger's Hill Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jenemoom Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Goorrandalng Loop WalkClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Goorrandalng CampgroundClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jarnem Campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Lookout Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Pt Roper Road Open - High clearance 4WD OnlyPlease heed all marine wind warnings issued by Bureau of Meteorology. 
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open  - High Clearance 4WD Only

Please heed all marine wind warnings issues by Bureau of Meteorology.

Motorists advised to drive with care
 

Please note that access to Limmen Bight Marine Park via Limmen Bight River can only be accessed through the private boat ramp owned by Limmen Bight Fishing Camp.

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open to high clearance 4WD onlySome areas are flooded. High-clearance 4WD only 
Port Roper Road Closed Closed due to flooding and seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, depended on weather conditions
Nathan River RoadClosedClosed due to flooding and seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, depended on weather conditions
Ryans Bend Road Open High-clearance 4WD only. 4.5 tonne weight restriction 
Butterfly Falls Closed Closed due to flooding 
Southern Lost City Closed Closed due to flooding 
Western Lost City ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open High-clearance 4WD only. 4.5 tonne weight restriction 
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Closed Closed due to flooding and seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening April 2020, depended on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8973 8821

Park SitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open  NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorge 1 Closed            Closed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan. NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3 ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions.
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Private Canoeing (day and overnight) - gorges 2 and upriverClosed                      

Closed due to seasonal changes.

Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jatbula Trail ClosedBookings are required during walking season (1 June to 30 September), contact jatbula.trail@nt.gov.au
You can book online from November 1 for the following year's walking season.
Opens 1 May 2020
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open  NA
Baruwei Loop Walk Open A section of the Baruwei Loop Walk is closed due to construction works. The Walk is still open with a diversion in place. Please follow all signage. You can view a map of the works on the Parks and Wildlife Facebook page.

Upcoming closure to the Baruwei Loop Walk - the full Loop Walk and lookout will be closed from 2 March to 9 April 2020 due to construction works.
NA
Boat tours Open Katherine Gorge tours - contact Nitmiluk Tours for boat tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/.NA
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open NA
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open                            NA
Lily Ponds Walk Open NA
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Closed NA
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open                    NA
Dunlop Swamp – camping ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jawoyn Valley WalkClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Eighth Gorge WalkClosedClosed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open NA
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) ClosedClosed due to season conditionsAnticipated opening April 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   NA
Leliyn Loop Walk Open   NA
Sweetwater Walk Open   NA
Sweetwater swimming Open   NA
Swimming in plunge pool Open   NA
Swimming in upper pool Open   NA
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact: (08) 8972 2884  (phone bookings are not available). Kiosk also open. NA

Last updated: 25 February 2020

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