Activities and events in parks

Parks and Wildlife rangers and staff host a wide range of activities and events in Territory parks for you to enjoy.

This Parks Alive program runs from May to August every year.

It includes free activities for various ages, fitness and interest levels like:

  • guided walks
  • talks
  • slideshows and spotlight activities.

To stay informed about park activity and upcoming events, like Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife on Facebook.

When you visit Territory parks, make sure you also rate them on the TripAdvisor website.

Find activities and events in your region below or get a printable version for the Top End region PDF (2.6 MB) or Alice Springs region PDF (1.8 MB).

You can join in the following activities and talks hosted by Parks and Wildlife rangers and staff in the Darwin region.

Charles Darwin National Park - Discover Charles Darwin

Take a stroll with a ranger and discover Charles Darwin National Park. They will capture its fascinating history, unique ecosystems and how its native plants can supply life’s necessities.

Meet at the picnic area rotunda, Charles Darwin National Park:

  • at 10:30am on Wednesdays on:
    • 11 and 25 May
    • 8 and 22 June
    • 6 and 20 July
    • 3 and 7 August
  • for 1 hour.

Howard Springs Nature Park - Spot the Nightshift - Guided Nocturnal Walk

Meet a ranger and discover the wildlife inhabitants by torchlight and learn why they are out and about in the dark:

You must book your spot on the Eventbrite website and meet at the spot specified in your booking details:

  • at 7pm on Thursdays on:
    • 5 May
    • 2 and 39 June
    • 14 July
    • 11 August
  • for 1 hour.

Barra Bites

Join a ranger at Howard Springs Nature Park as they hand feed breakfast to barramundi and turtles in the huge spring-fed pool.

Meet at the Howard Springs Waterhole, Howard Springs Nature Park:

  • at 10am on Saturdays from 4 June to 27 August
  • for 1 hour.

Berry Springs Nature Park - Crocodile Management

Be Crocwise. Join the rangers at Berry Springs Nature Park to discover how they manage crocodiles in the park and across the Top End.

Meet at the main pool amphitheatre, Berry Springs Nature Park:

  • at 11am on Sundays from 15 May to 20 August
  • for 45 minutes.

Litchfield National Park - Termites Unearthed

Rangers reveal the fascinating world of termites living in fire-proof fortresses.

Meet at the Termite Mounds information shelter, Litchfield Park Rd, Litchfield National Park:

  • at 10:30am on Thursdays and Saturdays from 28 May to 27 August
  • for 1 hour.

Litchfield Unleashed - Slideshow

Go behind the scenes with a ranger to discover some of the extraordinary wildlife that inhabits this unique part of the world.

Bring a chair and meet at Wangi Falls picnic area shelter, Litchfield National Park:

  • at 7pm on Tuesdays from 25 May to 24 August
  • for 1 hour.

You can join in the following activities and talks hosted by Parks and Wildlife rangers and staff in the Alice Springs region.

Finke Gorge National Park - Ranger Coffee Chat

Join a local ranger for an afternoon cuppa and learn about this unique park.

Find out what the rangers get up to when the river floods and discover more about what else you can do in the area.

Bring a chair and a snack and meet at the Palm Valley Campground:

  • at 3pm on Saturdays from 7 May to 27 August
  • for 45 minutes.

Mystery of the Palms

Join us for a ranger guided walk and be amazed by the Red Cabbage Palms and how they survive in the desert.

Meet at the Palm Valley information shelter (start of Arankaia Walk):

  • at 10:30am on Saturdays from 7 May to 27 August
  • for 20 minutes.

Watarrka National Park  - Wonders of Watarrka - Ranger Talk

Join a ranger and learn more about why Watarrka is such an amazing place. From natural springs to elusive wildlife, this talk is not to be missed.

Bring a chair and meet at the Kings Canyon shelter (small shelter near the toilets):

  • at 3pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2 May to 31 August
  • for 45 minutes.

Trephina Gorge Nature Park- Foods of the Desert - Ranger Talk

Come along and learn about traditional bushfoods and medicine plants of Central Australia.

Find out how Aboriginal people survived in this arid environment and discover that, in this landscape, there is more than meets the eye.

Bring a chair and meet at the Trephina Gorge information shelter:

  • at 10am on Saturdays from 7 May to 27 August
  • for 1 hour.

Simpsons Gap- Secrets of the Gap Revealed – Guided Walk

Discover the amazing survival strategies plants and animals use in the desert’s unpredictable climate.

At the end of the walk, see if you can spot the wonderfully camouflaged Black-footed Rock-wallabies among the rocks.

Meet at the Simpsons Gap information shelter:

  • at 9am on Saturdays and Mondays from 2 May to 29 August
  • for 45 minutes.

Karlu Karlu - Being a Ranger in the Barkly region

Learn about the diverse role of a ranger in the remote Barkly region, from rescuing wildlife to conserving biodiversity.

Find out what there is to see and so in the area and discover that there is more to the marbles than rocks.

Bring a chair and meet at the picnic shelter at the western side of the campground:

  • at 7pm on Mondays from 6 June to 25 July
  • for 1 hour.


When you attend an activity, you must:

  • wear:
    • a hat
    • sunscreen
    • suitable footwear
  • have an adequate supply of drinking water
  • observe COVID-19 and social distancing advice.

You should also get park maps on your mobile phone.

More information

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Last updated: 10 May 2022

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