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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  -
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       Open -
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. Anticipated re-opening June 2022
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Closed Closed due to flood damage. Anticipated re-opening June 2022
Lupayi Campground - Jasper GorgeOpen -
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Closed Anticipated re-opening June/July 2022 depending on weather conditions.
Tuwakam Track Closed Anticipated re-opening June/July 2022 depending on weather conditions.
Bullita Stock Route Closed Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions
Wickham Track Closed Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions
Broadarrow Track Closed Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track Closed
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Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open Upcoming closure, 25-27 October 2021: closed for feral animal control.28 October 2021
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 Open                              -
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 ClosedThe 2022 walking season opens 1 June 2022 through to 30 September 2022. Book online from 1 March 2022.-
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open -
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming OpenWater level is low and has ceased flowing-
Baruwei Loop Walk Open -
Boat tours OpenFor 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 Open -
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) OpenWaleka Walk is closed between Butterfly Gorge and Lily Ponds-
Mountain bike trails
Jalkwarak Trail Open  -
Jatete Trail Open  -
Gurumal Trail Open  -
Windolf Trail Open  -
Yambi Trail Open  -
Waleka Trail Open  -
Bamjon Trail Open  -
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: 27 September 2021

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23 October 2021, 11:40 am