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 Open  NA
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open NA

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Open NA

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
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 Open NA

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Highway and Bighorse Boatramp and campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open  NA
Victoria Gorge Access Open  NA
Escarpment Walk Open NA
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open  NA
Joe Creek and Nawilbinbin Walk Open NA
Big Horse Campground Open Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Highway and Bighorse Boatramp and campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open Roadworks have commenced at the intersection of the Victoria Highway and Bighorse Boatramp and campgrounds. Access to these areas remains open via detourNA
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road Closed NA
Bullita Homestead and campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge Campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Open NA
4WD tracks
Humbert Track ClosedClosed for feral animal control and seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Tuwakam Track ClosedTrack is closed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Bullita Stock Route ClosedRoute is closed due to seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Wickham Track ClosedClosed for feral animal control and seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Broadarrow Track ClosedClosed for feral animal control and seasonal conditionsAnticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedClosed for feral animal control and 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
Cockatoo Billabong Open NA
Ginger's Hill Walk Open NA
Jenemoom Walk Open NA
Goorandalng Loop WalkOpen NA
Goorandalng campgroundOpen NA
Jarnem Campground Open NA
Jarnem walks
Nigli Gap Open NA
Lookout walk Open NA
Loop walk Open NA

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 OpenHigh-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Port Roper Road Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Nathan River RoadOpenHigh-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Ryans Bend Road Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Butterfly Falls Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Southern Lost City Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Western Lost City Closed Anticipated opening May 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open High-clearance 4WD onlyNA

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 Open NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards Open NA
Private Canoeing (day and overnight) - gorges 2 and upriverOpen                      

Private canoeing will be closed from 8 November due to extreme heat conditions and 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 for seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open Poor clarity due to low water levels.NA
Baruwei Loop Walk Open  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 Open NA
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open                    NA
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open NA
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) Open NA
Jawoyn Valley WalkOpen NA
Eighth Gorge WalkOpen NA
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open NA
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Open  NA
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: 28 October 2019

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