Giwining / Flora River Nature Park
The Flora River is stunning with crystal-clear emerald springs and tufa dams.
There are saltwater crocodiles in the river so do not swim and Be Crocwise at all times.
There is excellent fishing and you may be lucky to catch a grunter, bream or barramundi for dinner.
Downstream the river merges with the Katherine River and the Daly River.
These are some of the most sought after barramundi fishing destinations in the Northern Territory (NT).
The short walks to Kathleen and Djarrung Falls are rewarding and will let you see the park's varied wildlife.
This includes the pig-nosed turtle, which was once believed to only live in Papua New Guinea.
Giwining has a rich cultural history and the traditional owners, the Wardaman people, continue to practice ceremonies at sacred sites throughout the park.
Check if the park is open
The park is closed between November and May and regularly closes after heavy rain.
Turn off the Victoria Highway 86km west of Katherine and travel 46km on an unsealed access road.
This road is suitable for high clearance two-wheel drive (2WD) vehicles during the Dry Season only. Check road conditions before you go.
- wildlife spotting.
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park has all of the following facilities:
- information signs
- 4WD roads
- fire pits
- drinking water
- camping area
- public toilets
- picnic area
- walking tracks.
When visiting the park, remember all of the following:
- camp only in marked campsites
- drones are not permitted
- there are no bins in the park, so take rubbish with you
- stay on marked roads and tracks
- cultural items and wildlife are protected
- pets are not permitted
- nets, traps and firearms are not permitted
- be careful with fire and only light fires in fireplaces provided
- collect firewood before you arrive at your picnic or campsite
- generators are not permitted
- follow fishing laws
- fish only with lures - bait cannot be used - to avoid accidental capture of turtles.
- check your vehicle is not transporting pests like weeds and cane toads.
You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Giwining / Flora River Nature Park by doing all of the following:
- observe park safety signs
- do not swim as saltwater crocodiles inhabit the waterways and watch for warning signs
- carry and drink plenty of water
- wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
- wear suitable clothing and footwear
- carry a first aid kit
- avoid strenuous activity in the heat of the day.
Last updated: 31 May 2022
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