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 Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Jagududgu Loop Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Barrawulla Loop Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ClosedCannot be opened under Covid 19 protocols.

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 ClosedClosed due to seasonal conditions and water levels in the area. 
Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal Pool Open Pending weather conditions, flooding.
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking tracks Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions. 
Riverside Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Day use areaOpen  
Boat ramp OpenBe Crocwise. 
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground ClosedNo clean or potable water for toilets and showers due to water source pumped from river which is currently flooded. 
Boat ramp OpenBe Crocwise. 
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependant on weather.
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed Closed 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 due to seasonal weather. Wet season flooding and no road access to Park. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather
Campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather. Wet season flooding and no road access to Park. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather

Phone: 08 8975 0888

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open   -
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open   -
Victoria Gorge Access Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Escarpment Walk Open   -
Old Victoria Road Crossing Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Joe Creek and Ngawilbinbin Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Big Horse Campground Open   -
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open   -
Gregory's Tree Open  
Bullita Access Road Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Bullita Homestead and campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Tuwakam Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Bullita Stock Route Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Wickham Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Broadarrow Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, depending on weather.
Gibbie Creek Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-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 Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Goorrandalng Campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Jarnem Campground Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Lookout Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Loop Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.

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 ClosedThe park is inaccessible due to closure of Ryans Bend Road into Limmen National Park. 
Port Roper Road Closed Seasonal closure for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Nathan River Road Sections closedHigh clearance 4WD access to Lorella springs turn off when travelling from the south. High clearance 4WD access to Munbililla when travelling from the North. From Lorella Springs turn-off to Munbililla remains closed. 
Ryans Bend Road OpenHigh clearance 4WD only 
Butterfly Falls Closed Seasonal closures for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Southern Lost City Closed Seasonal closures for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.
Western Lost City Closed Seasonal closures for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Munbililla – Tomato Island OpenHigh clearance 4WD only 
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Closed Seasonal closures for weather and safety reasons. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather.

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 Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards  Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Private Canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver Closed                                 Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Overnight Canoeing Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Jatbula Trail Closed Closed due to seasonal weather 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 October to 31 May). To apply for a permit, contact jatbula.trail@nt.gov.au.
1 June 2021
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open   -
Baruwei Loop Walk Open   -
Boat tours Open Tours to first and second gorges only. 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 Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening June 2021, dependent on weather.
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Dunlop Swamp – camping Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk)  Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Jawoyn Valley Walk Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Eighth Gorge Walk Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening May 2021, dependent on weather.
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open   -
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening June 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 Closed Swimming closed due to river rise April/ May 2021
Swimming in upper pool Open  -
Campground Open Campground contact: 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available). -

Last updated: 29 March 2021

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