Check if a park is open: Darwin region

Conditions and access to parks in the Northern Territory (NT) can change at short notice.

When you plan your trip and before you leave home, you should check:

For more information and condition updates, each area has a phone number you can contact below.

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To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8988 6310.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature Park Open   -
Pools Open  -
All picnic areas Open   -
Walking track - Loop - Boardwalk Open -

To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8999 3947.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature ParkClosedClosed due to crocodile sighting in the gorge.Mid-June 2022

To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8946 5126.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Casuarina Coastal Reserve Open Track repair occurring 4 to 8 July. Access disruptions expected. Please obey on site signs. -
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open   -
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open   -
Sandy Creek Boardwalk Open   -
Mountain bike trails Open   -
Lee Point beach picnic area Open   -
Lee Point walking trail Open   -
Shared path - Lee Point to Buffalo Creek bird hide Open with caution Uneven surface along path due to storm damage. -

For more information about park access, phone 08 8999 4555 during business hours.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal Reserve Open Bookings required to visit Channel Point Coastal Reserve, even if you don't stay overnight. You must make a booking online before you travel.
Read more about Channel Point bookings, rules and obtaining the access key.
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For more information about site access, phone 08 8946 5126.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National ParkOpenGates are locked at 7pm each day. -
Mountain Bike Trails Open  -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8988 8009.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Djukbinj National Park Open   -

For more information about site access, call 08 8999 3947.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Douglas River/Esplanade campground Check access with tourist park. Access via Douglas caravan park. 4WD recommended as only camps 1 to 7 are 2WD. Camps 8 to 9 are 4WD only. Bookings to camp can be made at Douglas Daly Tourist Park. For bookings, call 08 8978 2479.

Note: commercial campground, cannot be book via the Online Booking System.

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Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Tipperary Crossing Bush Campground   You must book and pay online.

Access via Oolloo Road and Jungawa Road, Douglas Daly. Refer to the fact sheet or check with the park office by calling 08 8999 3947.

 
Crystal Falls Bush Campground   You must book and pay online.

Access via Oolloo Road & Jungawa Road Douglas Daly. Refer to the fact sheet or check with the park office by calling 08 8999 3947.

For more information about site access, phone 08 8988 8009.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open   -
Monsoon Walk Open   -
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open  -
Dam Wall Closed Closed for repair work to spillway from 27 June 2022 2 July 2022

For more information about site access, phone 08 8999 4795.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park Closed The Garig Gunak Barlu / Cobourg Peninsula National Park visitor area is closed out of respect for the passing of a senior Traditional Owner of the area. -
Coburg Marine Park Open   -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8999 4418.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensOpen  -
Visitor and Events Centre and gift shop Open  -
Children's playground Open  -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8988 8009.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area Open Open through to Woods Lane entry only -
Harrison Dam Wall Track Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated opening late June 2022, dependent on weather conditions.

For more information about site access, phone 08 8946 5126.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature ParkOpen15 June 2022 - planned burning off activity in the park. Please follow all signage and directions from rangers. -
Top Road, including front gate access Open  -
Woodland Walking Tracks Open  -
Jungle Walk in Monsoon Forest Open  -
Hilltop Picnic Area Open  -
Bottom Road (dirt road)Open -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8983 1001.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Hunting ReserveOpen  -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8983 1001.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park OpenHoward Springs Nature Park is having some Intersection Remedial Works commencing Monday, 4 July until end October 2022. There will be altered traffic flow inside the park while works occur. Please obey all traffic signs. The Park will remain open to visitors during this period.-
Rainforest Walk (Howard Creek Walk) Open -
Springs walking track Open -
East Picnic Area Open -
Western Picnic Area Open -
Rock pools Open -
Toddler pool Open -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8946 5126.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve Open   -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8988 8009.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open   -

There are 2 ways to access the Litchfield National Park.

Check road conditions at the NT Government's Road Report website before you leave home.

Road accessStatusComments Forecast opening
via Batchelor Open Roadworks are underway in several locations along the Litchfield Park Road.  Expect some delays and please take care. -
via Cox Peninsula Open Roadworks are underway in several locations along the Litchfield Park Road.  Expect some delays and please take care. -

To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8999 3947.

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

Bamboo Creek Tin Mine

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Closed Closed due to site conservation works being undertaken. July 2022

Buley Rockhole

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming Open   -

Cascades

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Lower section swimming Open                                   -
Upper section swimming Open               -
Cascades Loop Walk Open   -

Central Valley

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Campground 1 Open -
Campground 2 Open -
Campground 3 Open -

Florence Falls

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Florence Falls Lookout Open  -
Swimming Open  -
Shady Creek Walk Open   -
Florence Creek Walk Open   -
2WD campground Open              -
4WD campground Open   -

Greenant Creek

CommentsStatusComments Forecast opening
Greenant Creek walk Open -

Reynolds River track

4WD track access only.

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Reynolds River track Closed Between Sandy Creek Falls and Surprise Creek Falls. Forecast re-opening -late June 2022
Blyth Homestead OpenAccess via Litchfield Park Road only -
Sandy (Camp) Creek Falls OpenAccess via Litchfield Park Road only -
Surprise Creek Falls OpenAccess via the Daly River Road only -

The Lost City

4WD track access only.

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
The Lost City Open 

Tabletop Track

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Tabletop track access Open 

Tolmer Falls

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Tolmer Falls access Open   -

Walker Creek

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Walker Creek Open -

Wangi Falls

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Campground Open   -
Loop walk Open   -
Picnic area Open    -
Cafe Open Cafe is open for takeaway only, 11am to 2pm daily.
For information about the cafe, go to the Wangi Falls Cafe website.
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Swimming Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening July dependent on conditions

For more information about site access, phone 08 8946 5126.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open-
Dam Open -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8978 8986.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open   -
Mary River Billabong Open  
Bird Billabong Day Use Area Open  -
Bird Billabong Walking Track OpenReturn walk to bird hide only. Loop walk remains closed.-
Brian's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open  -
Hardies 4WD Track Partially OpenLoop track between Clarks Crossing and Corroboree Billabong remains closed 
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open -
Mistake Billabong Open   -
Rockhole Road Open -
Couzens Lookout and Campground Open -
North (Wildman) Rockhole Open  -
Wildman 4WD Track Open  
Shady Camp Campground Open   -
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Open  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Closed Road works Anticipated re-opening July 2022
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track  Closed  Anticipated re-opening July 2022
Stuarts Tree walking track Closed Road worksAnticipated re-opening July 2022

For more information about site access, phone 08 8983 1001.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open Tuesday 31 May - planned aerial burning activity in the park. You should follow all signage and directions from rangers and Bushfires NT staff. -

For more information about site access, phone 08 8988 7200.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open -
Cafe Open -

To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8999 3947.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park Closed

This park is closed due to water supply issues. We are working with Traditional Owners and the Northern Land Council to resolve these issues. To find out more about this, go to the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security website.

 
Swimming Closed   
Campground Closed 

For more information about site access, phone 08 8983 1001.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Tree Point Conservation Area Open   -

To contact the Ranger Station, phone: 08 8999 3973.

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park Open  -
Swimming Open  -
Campground Open  -

Last updated: 23 June 2022

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