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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 sitesAccessComments 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 Open -
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open with cautionTrack clearance still in progress. Water over track in areas. Travel with care. -
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open  -

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Open -

Phone: 08 8975 4560

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open -
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National Park Open -
Homestead Road Open -
John Hauser Drive OpenMulurark, Wabalarr, Sheep dip and Aboriginal army camp day use areas are open.-
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Closedpresence of a crocodile-
Loop walk Open -
Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal Pool Open -
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open -
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Open -
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking tracks Open -
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open -
Riverside Walk Open -
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Day use areaOpen -
Boat ramp OpenBe Crocwise.-
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Open -
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Open -
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Open -
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open -
Boat ramp OpenBe Crocwise.-
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Open -
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependant on weather.
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed -

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Open  
Campground Open 

Phone: 08 8975 0888

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open   -
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open   -
Victoria Gorge Access Open -
Escarpment Walk Open   -
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open -
Joe Creek and Ngawilbinbin Walk Open -
Big Horse Campground Open   -
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open   -
Gregory's Tree Open -
Bullita Access Road Open to high clearance 4WD only -
Bullita Homestead and campground Open to high clearance 4WD only -
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Closed due to flood damage. Roadworks commence in August.Anticipated re-opening September 2021
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Closed Closed due to flood damage. Roadworks commence in August.Anticipated re-opening September 2021
Lupayi Campground - Jasper GorgeOpen -
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Open -
Tuwakam Track Open -
Bullita Stock Route OpenBullita Stock Route crossing is very slippery, walking through the crossing is not recommended.-
Wickham Track Open -
Broadarrow Track Open -
Gibbie Creek Track Open with cautionGibbie Creek Track has water flowing across the crossing at Fish hole. Use caution when crossing Fish hole.-

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open   -
Information Centre Open   -
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Open   -
Ginger's Hill Walk Open   -
Jenemoom Walk Open -
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Open -
Goorrandalng Campground Open -
Jarnem Campground Open -
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Open -
Lookout Walk Open -
Loop Walk Open  -

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen Bight Marine Park Open   -
Pt Roper Road Closed Closed due seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Closed

Closed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open - 4WD recommended -
Port Roper Road Open -
Nathan River Road Open -
Ryans Bend Road Open -
Butterfly Falls Open -
Southern Lost City Open -
Western Lost City Open - high  clearance 4WD only -
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open -
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open -

Phone: 08 8973 8821

Park SitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open   -
Swimming in Katherine River: gorge 1 Closed            Closed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan -
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3 Open  
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards  Open   
Private Canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver Open                                 
Overnight Canoeing Open   
Jatbula Trail Open to on-line permit holders only You can book online from 1 November for the following year's walking season. Permits are required for out of season walks (during 1 October to 31 May). To apply for a permit, contact jatbula.trail@nt.gov.au.  
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open   
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open   -
Baruwei Loop Walk Open   -
Boat tours Open 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gorge. For more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/ -
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open   -
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open   -
Lily Ponds Walk  Open   -
Lily Ponds – swimming at river ClosedClosed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan. Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open  
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open  
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk)  Open  
Jawoyn Valley Walk Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening Mid May 2021, dependent on weather.
Eighth Gorge Walk Open  
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open   -
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Closed Closed between Smitt Rock and Eighth. Anticipated re-opening Mid May 2021, dependent on weather.
Mountain bike trails
Jalkwarak Trail Open with restricted access Two sections of the Jalkwarak Trail are closed due to seasonal weather conditions:
1. The section between the visitor centre and the picnic ground area is closed, and
2. The section behind the ranger station through to Gorge road.
All other sections of the trail remain open.
Riders should travel with care.
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Jatete Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Gurumal Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Windolf Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Yambi Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Waleka Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Bamjon Trail Open Recent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care. -
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   -
Leliyn Loop Walk Open -
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open   -
Sweetwater swimming Open   -
Swimming in plunge pool Open -
Swimming in upper pool Open  -
Campground Open Campground contact: 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available). -

Last updated: 02 July 2021

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28 July 2021, 3:37 am