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  NA
Paradice Bay Campground Open  NA
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Open  NA

Phone: 08 8975 8792

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Open 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 Closed 

Phone: 08 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open -
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National ParkOpen -
Homestead Road Open -
John Hauser Drive Open -
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Open -
Loop walkOpen -
Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpen -
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open -
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka FallsOpen -
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksOpen -
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open -
Riverside Walk Open -
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp Open -
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 Open -
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Open -
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan FallsOpen -
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls ClosedClosed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependant on weather.

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Closed Closed for the wet season. Predicted reopening will be April 2021
Campground Closed Closed for the wet season. Predicted reopening will be April 2021

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 Nawilbinbin Walk Open   -
Big Horse Campground Open   -
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open   -
Gregory's Tree Open   -
Bullita Access Road Open   -
Bullita Homestead and campground Open   -
Limestone Gorge Campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Tuwakam Track ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Bullita Stock Route Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Wickham Track ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Broadarrow Track ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated opening May 2021, depending on weather.

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 ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Lookout Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated opening April 2021, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Limmen Bight Marine ParkOpen NA
Pt Roper Road Open NA
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open

 NA

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open NA
Port Roper Road Open NA
Nathan River RoadOpen NA
Ryans Bend Road Open NA
Butterfly Falls Open  NA
Southern Lost City Open NA
Western Lost City ClosedSeasonal closures for weather and safety reasons.Anticipated reopening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open NA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open NA

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 and overnight) - gorges 2 and upriver Open                   -
Jatbula Trail Closed Closed due to wet season conditions.
You can book online from 1 November for the following year's walking season. Permits are required for out of season walks (during 1 May to 31 May). To apply for a permit, contact jatbula.trail@nt.gov.au.
1 June 2021
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open   -
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open Poor water quality. -
Baruwei Loop Walk Closed Closed due to construction works on the walk. Until further notice.
Boat tours Open Limited departures. 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 OpenPoor water quality. -
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open  -
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open  -
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) Open  -
Jawoyn Valley Walk Open  -
Eighth Gorge Walk Open  -
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open  -
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Open  -
Mountain bike trails
Jalkwarak TrailOpen  
Jatete TrailOpen  
Gurumal TrailOpen  
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   -
Leliyn Loop Walk Open   -
Sweetwater 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). Kiosk also open -

Last updated: 26 November 2020

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