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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 ClosedDue to the wet season.May 2022
Jagududgu Loop Walk ClosedDue to the wet season.May 2022
Barrawulla Loop Walk ClosedDue to the wet season.May 2022

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 08 8975 4560

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Park access
Martins Road - Elsey National Park ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Homestead Road Open  
John Hauser Drive ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.-
Loop walk ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.-
Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal Pool ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.-
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.-
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.-
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking tracks ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Riverside Walk ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Day use areaClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Boat ramp ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Be Crocwise.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Riverside walk to 4 Mile ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Boat ramp ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Be Crocwise.Anticipated re-opening Monday 1st February, pending weather conditions.
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening June 2022, dependent on weather.
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls ClosedClosed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Campground Closed 

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 Closed Anticipated re-opening end of April/start of May 2022 depending on weather conditions
Bullita Homestead and campground Closed Anticipated re-opening end of April/start of May 2022 depending on weather conditions
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  
Information Centre Open  -
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Open   -
Ginger's Hill Walk Open   -
Jenemoom Walk Closed Anticipated reopening end of April/start of May 2022 depending on weather conditions
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Closed April/May 2022
Goorrandalng Campground Closed April/May 2022
Jarnem Campground Closed April/May 2022
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Closed April/May 2022
Lookout Walk Closed April/May 2022
Loop Walk Closed April/May 2022

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 Closed Closed due to early storm activity and resulting boggy track conditions June 2022
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                             -
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3 Closed -
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards  ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Private Canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Overnight Canoeing ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
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 ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open -
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 OpenSwimming in the Katherine River is closed. -
Lily Ponds Walk  OpenAccessed via the Yambi Trail only. -
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Closed -
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming OpenAccessed via the Yambi Trail only.-
Dunlop Swamp – camping ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Trail)  ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Jawoyn Valley Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Eighth Gorge Walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open  -
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Mountain bike trails
Jalkwarak Trail Open  -
Jatete Trail Open  -
Gurumal Trail Open  -
Windolf Trail Open  -
Yambi Trail Open  -
Waleka Trail Open  -
Bamjon Trail OpenSwimming in the Katherine River is closed. -
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls OpenRoad is subject to flooding -
Leliyn Loop Walk Closed -
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open  -
Sweetwater swimming Open  -
Swimming in plunge pool Closed -
Swimming in upper pool Closed  -
Campground OpenCampground now has phone contact 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available) -

Last updated: 14 January 2022

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27 January 2022, 5:49 am