Nitmiluk National Park

Phone: (08) 8973 8821

Park SitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open  NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorge 1 Closed            Closed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan. NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 2 and 3 Open NA
Swimming in Katherine River: gorges 4 upwards Open NA
Private Canoeing (day and overnight) - gorges 2 and upriverClosed                      

Closed due to extreme heat conditions and seasonal changes.

Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Jatbula Trail ClosedBookings are required during walking season (1 June to 30 September), contact
You can book online from November 1 for the following year's walking season.
Opens 1 May 2020
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming ClosedClosed for seasonal conditions.Anticipated opening June 2020, dependent on weather conditions
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open Poor clarity due to low water levels.NA
Baruwei Loop Walk Open  NA
Boat tours Open Katherine Gorge tours - contact Nitmiluk Tours for boat tours on 1300 146 743 or visit
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open NA
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open                            NA
Lily Ponds Walk Open NA
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Open NA
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open                    NA
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open NA
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Walk) Open NA
Jawoyn Valley WalkOpen NA
Eighth Gorge WalkOpen NA
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open NA
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Open  NA
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   NA
Leliyn Loop Walk Open   NA
Sweetwater Walk Open   NA
Sweetwater swimming Open   NA
Swimming in plunge pool Open   NA
Swimming in upper pool Open   NA
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact: (08) 8972 2884  (phone bookings are not available). Kiosk also open. NA

Last updated: 19 November 2019


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