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 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 (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpen NA
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open NA
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka FallsOpen NA
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 Open NA
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 Open NA
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Open NA
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan FallsOpen NA
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Open NA

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 NA
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 NA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open NA
Gregory's Tree Open  NA
Bullita Access Road Open NA
Bullita Homestead and campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge Campground Open NA
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Open NA
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Open NA
Tuwakam Track Open NA
Bullita Stock Route Open NA
Wickham Track Open NA
Broadarrow Track Open NA
Gibbie Creek Track Open NA

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open
Restrictions in northern area starting 13 July
Northern part of the park is closed on Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July. NA
Information Centre Open NA
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Open NA
Ginger's Hill Walk Open NA
Jenemoom Walk OpenClosed Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July.NA
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Open  NA
Goorrandalng Campground Open NA
Jarnem Campground OpenClosed Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July.NA
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap OpenClosed Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July.NA
Lookout Walk OpenClosed Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July.NA
Loop Walk OpenClosed Monday 13 July and Tuesday 14 July.NA

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 Open NA
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 upriverClosed                   -
Jatbula Trail OpenBookings are required during walking season (1 June to 30 September), contact jatbula.trail@nt.gov.au
You can book online from 1 November for the following year's walking season.
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Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open -
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming OpenPoor water quality.-
Baruwei Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to construction works on the walk.Anticipated re-opening mid-July 2020.
Boat tours OpenLimited departures. For more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/-
Southern walks
Windolf WalkOpen -
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open          -
Lily Ponds Walk Open -
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Open -
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming OpenPoor water quality-
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open -
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) Open -
Jawoyn Valley WalkOpen -
Eighth Gorge WalkOpen -
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open -
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Open -
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 OpenCampground contact: 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available). Kiosk also open-

Last updated: 30 June 2020

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