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 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 ClosedClosed for Swimming 
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 ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditionsAnticipated 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 accessTwo 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 OpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Gurumal TrailOpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Windolf TrailOpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Yambi TrailOpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Waleka TrailOpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Bamjon TrailOpenRecent rain has caused minor erosion in places along the trails. Riders should travel with care.-
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   -
Leliyn Loop Walk ClosedClosed due to water over bridges along the walk. 
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open -
Sweetwater swimming Open   -
Swimming in plunge pool Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions and high water levels. Anticipated re-opening April 2021, dependent on weather
Swimming in upper pool Open -
Campground Open Campground contact: 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available). -

Last updated: 02 March 2021

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