Nitmiluk National Park

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 upriver Open                   -
Jatbula Trail Closed Closed due to wet season 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 May to 31 May). To apply for a permit, contact
1 June 2021
Northern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open   -
Southern Rockhole – Walk and swimming Open Poor water quality. -
Baruwei Loop Walk Closed Closed due to construction works on the walk. Until further notice.
Boat tours Open Limited departures. For more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit -
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open  -
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open  -
Lily Ponds Walk Open  -
Lily Ponds – swimming at river OpenPoor water quality. -
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) Open  -
Mountain bike trails
Jalkwarak TrailOpen  
Jatete TrailOpen  
Gurumal TrailOpen  
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 Open Campground contact: 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available). Kiosk also open -

Last updated: 26 October 2020

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