Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park

Before you leave home, check road conditions on the NT Government's Road Report website.

To find out more about current conditions in the Tjoritja / West MacDonnell National Park, contact:

You should also check the status for each activity and site below.

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Birthday Waterhole Open High clearance 4WD only. Recommend experience in 4WDing due to road conditions. 
Dolomite Walk Open  -
Glen Helen Gorge Open   -
Glen Helen Gorge Walk Open   -
Finke River Two Mile Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Hugh Gorge OpenHigh clearance 4WD only. Recommend experience in 4WDing due to road conditions.  
Ochre Pits Open   -
Aranda Walk Open   -

Ellery Creek Big Hole

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Ellery Creek Big Hole Open

Closed for roadworks from:

  • Friday 21 October 2022 to Monday 19 December 2022, and
  • Monday 9 January 2023 to Monday 30 January 2023.
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Ormiston Gorge

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Ormiston Gorge Open  -
Ormiston Gorge campground Open  -
Ormiston Gorge Kiosk Open -
Ormiston Pound Walk: Ormiston Gorge Open Swimming through cold water required -

Ghost Gum

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Ghost Gum Lookout Open   -
Ghost Gum Loop Walk  Open Swimming through cold water required -

Redbank Gorge

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Redbank Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Redbank Gorge Walk Open   -

Simpsons Gap

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Simpsons Gap Open   -
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open   -

Serpentine

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Serpentine Gorge Open to high clearance 4WD only   -
Serpentine Chalet Dam Open to high clearance 4WD only   -

Larapinta Trail

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Larapinta Trail Open Hikers must take particular care due to changed conditions. Flooding has caused extensive grass growth, erosion of trail surfaces and the deposition of flood debris. Hikers need to wade and swim through water at several locations. Work is ongoing to repair the trail and improve visibility.

Navigation may be difficult sections. Hikers must be prepared with maps and emergency communication. Download the free Avenza Maps for each section of the trail before you commence your walk. Find out how to get free interactive park maps on your mobile phone and tablet.
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Section 1 - Telegraph Station to Simpsons Gap Open   -
Section 2 - Simpsons Gap to Jay Creek Open   -
Section 3 - Jay Creek to Standley Chasm Open   -
Section 4 - Standley Chasm to Birthday Waterhole Open   -
Section 5 - Birthday Waterhole to Hugh Gorge Open Hikers need to wade and swim through 2 pools of water in Hugh Gorge. There is no alternative route to follow so hikers must be prepared to enter the water and you will need to protect your pack and equipment with a dry sack. -
Section 6 - Hugh Gorge to Ellery Creek Open   -
Section 7 - Ellery Creek to Serpentine Gorge Open   -
Section 8 - Serpentine Gorge to Serpentine Chalet Open   -
Section 9 - Serpentine Chalet to Ormiston Gorge Open   -
Section 10 - Ormiston Gorge to Finke River Open   -
Section 11 - Finke River to Redbank Gorge Open   -
Section 12 - Redbank Gorge to Mt Sonder return Open   -

Last updated: 23 September 2022

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