Check if a park is open: Katherine 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 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 ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Paradice Bay Campground Closed  
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Closed 

Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
Jagududgu Loop Walk Closed   
Barrawulla Loop Walk Closed 

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

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

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Closed

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

 
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkClosed  
Homestead Road Closed  
John Hauser Drive Closed  
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Closed  
Loop walkClosed  
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolClosed  
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Closed  
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka FallsClosed  
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksClosed  
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Closed  
Riverside Walk Closed  
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp Closed  
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Closed  
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Closed  
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed  
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Closed  
Boat ramp Closed  
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Closed  
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan FallsClosed  
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed 

Phone: (08) 8973 8888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory 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.

 
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Victoria Gorge Access ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Escarpment Walk Open NA
Old Victoria Road Crossing ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Joe Creek and Nawilbinbin Walk Open NA
Big Horse Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Big Horse Boat Ramp ClosedThis area of the park was closed at the direction of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL). 
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Bullita Homestead and campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Limestone Gorge Campground ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
4WD tracks
Humbert Track ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Tuwakam Track ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Bullita Stock Route ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Wickham Track ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Broadarrow Track ClosedThis area of the park is closed. 
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedThis area of the park is closed.

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Closed This park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  
Information Centre Closed  
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Closed  
Ginger's Hill Walk Closed   
Jenemoom Walk Closed   
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Closed   
Goorrandalng Campground Closed   
Jarnem Campground Closed  
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Closed   
Lookout Walk Closed   
Loop Walk Closed 

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Limmen Bight Marine ParkClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Pt Roper Road Closed  
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Closed

 

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Closed

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

 
Port Roper Road Closed   
Nathan River RoadClosed  
Ryans Bend Road Closed  
Butterfly Falls Closed   
Southern Lost City Closed   
Western Lost City Closed  
Munbililla – Tomato Island Closed  
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Closed 

Phone: (08) 8973 8821

Park SitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park ClosedThis park is closed as a health and safety precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Swimming in Katherine River: gorge 1 Closed              
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3 Closed  
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards Closed  
Private Canoeing (day and overnight) - gorges 2 and upriverClosed                        
Jatbula Trail Closed  
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Closed  
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Closed  
Baruwei Loop Walk Closed  
Boat tours ClosedFor more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/ 
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Closed  
Butterfly Gorge Walk Closed                       
Lily Ponds Walk Closed  
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Closed  
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Closed  
Dunlop Swamp – camping Closed  
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) Closed  
Jawoyn Valley WalkClosed  
Eighth Gorge WalkClosed  
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Closed  
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Closed  
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Closed  
Leliyn Loop Walk Closed  
Sweetwater Walk Closed  
Sweetwater swimming Closed  
Swimming in plunge pool Closed  
Swimming in upper pool Closed  
Campground Closed 

Last updated: 30 March 2020

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