How to use parks booking system
From 3 April 2023, visitors to the Northern Territory (NT) will need a parks pass to visit most national parks and reserves.
Read more about the parks pass.
Use the booking system to book:
- all designated campsites
- Jatbula Trail
- Larapinta Trail
- Tabletop Track.
The type of campground you choose determines the fee you will pay.
Camping areas with more facilities are usually more expensive. Read about camping fees.
Before you book
Choose a park to visit.
When you are ready to book, you will need:
- a booking system account using a valid email address
- a credit card or Parks and Wildlife gift card.
If you already have an account, you can log in and make bookings.
Create your account
If it’s your first time, you will need to create an account.
Complete all form fields.
Password must contain no less than 14 characters, with:
- at least one number and
- a mix of upper and lower case letters.
You can’t create 2 accounts with the same email address.
How to book
Book campsites and walking trails using the parks booking system.
Follow the below steps to book a campsite:
Step 1. Enter a region or park name in the place name field.
For example Darwin region or Litchfield National Park.
Step 2. Select park.
When you have selected the park, you will see a campground list.
Step 3. Reserve campground.
Select reserve on your chosen campground to view available sites and a map.
Step 4. Select your check-in day and reserve.
Rules for multi-day walks vary.
Read the rules in the description between the reserve table and map.
Follow the below steps to book a multi-day walking trail:
Step 1. Choose your walk and include:
- start date
- number of nights and people on walk.
Step 2. Choose a campground for each night of your walk.
Step 3. Select reserve and complete the occupant details.
- Check reservation details including dates and occupants.
- For bookings longer that one night, you can change the amount of people at each campsite.
- Add all the mandatory information required in the extra information section.
- Agree to terms.
- Select book or reserve unit.
- You can continue shopping and add more items to your cart and/or go to checkout.
- Enter your payment details and complete your order.
What happens next
When your booking is complete we will email:
- booking confirmation
- park information
- camping tag.
When camping, you must have your camping tag displayed, ready to show a ranger if requested.
You can choose to display the tag on your:
- vehicle or
You can also save to your mobile device.
Arriving at a campsite without a booking
If there is an internet connection and a spare campsite is available, you must book and pay online.
If there is no internet connection and the ranger station is open, you can ask for assistance. Rangers can't take payment onsite.
All bookings should be made online or through an authorised booking agent.
To get help with your booking or creating an account, call the Customer Service Team on 1300 281 121.
When you call, have your email address used to make your booking handy.
The team is available 7 days a week between 8.30am and 4pm, Australian Central Standard Time.
Last updated: 16 March 2023
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