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Check if a park is open: Katherine 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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Phone: 08 8975 8792

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Barranyi (North Island) National Park Open  -
Paradice Bay Campground Open  -
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Open  -

Phone: 08 8975 8792

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Open -
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open -
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open -

Nitmiluk Tours phone: 1300 146 743

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed opening 1 April 2023

There are 3 ways to access Elsey National Park.

Read more about what you can see and do in the park.

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

Road accessStatusComments Forecast opening
Martins Road - Elsey National Park Open   -
Homestead Road  Open   -
John Hauser Drive Open   -

To contact the Ranger Station, phone 08 8975 4560.

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

Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming Open   -
Loop walk Open   -

Mataranka Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)

Activity / SiteStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal Pool Open Swimming in Rainbow Spring is not permitted.  
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023

Other locations

Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool) Forecast opening
Walking tracks ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive) Forecast opening
Loop walk Open   -
Riverside Walk ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive) Forecast opening
Day use area Open   -
Boat ramp Open Be Crocwise. -
Riverside walk to 4 Mile ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area -
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive) Forecast opening
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive) Forecast opening
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile Forecast opening
Campground Closed Due to wild fire 11 November 2022
Boat ramp Open Be Crocwise -
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive) Forecast opening
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls ClosedDue to weather conditions and wildfire within area1st April 2023

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedWet season unsealed road access and flooding1st April 2023
Campground ClosedWet season unsealed road access and flooding1st April 2023

Phone: 08 8975 0888

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open   -
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open   -
Victoria Gorge Access Closed Anticipated re-opening May 2022
Escarpment Walk Open   -
Old Victoria Road Crossing Closed Anticipated re-opening May 2022
Joe Creek and Ngawilbinbin Walk Open   -
Big Horse Campground Open   -
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open   -
Gregory's Tree Open   -
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Closed due to flood damage.  Anticipated re-opening June 2022
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Closed Closed due to flood damage.  Anticipated re-opening June 2022
Lupayi Campground - Jasper Gorge Open   -
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Tuwakam Track Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Bullita Stock Route Track Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Wickham Track ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Broadarrow Track ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Gibbie Creek Track ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Bullita Access Road Open  -
Bullita Stock Route Track  -
Bullita Homestead and campground ClosedClosed for wet season.31 April 2023
East Baines Crossing Campground Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Drover’s Rest Campground Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Gibbie Track  -
Paperbark Yard Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Humbert Track  -
Top Humbert Campground Closed Extreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Fig Tree Yard Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Broad Arrow 4WD Track  -
Camel Point Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
East Baines Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Open Escarpment Lookout Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Wilingarri Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023
Depot Creek Campground ClosedExtreme heat, severe storms and wet season flooding.Anticipated re-opening May/June 2023

Phone: 08 9167 8827

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open  
Information Centre Open  -
Woorrilbem/Cockatoo Lagoon Open   -
Ginger's Hill Walk Open   -
Jenemoom Walk ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Goorrandalng Loop Walk ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Goorrandalng Campground ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Jarnem Campground ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Lookout Walk ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023
Loop Walk ClosedClosed for duration of the wet seasonProposed 1st April 2023

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Limmen Bight Marine Park Open   -
Pt Roper Road Closed Closed due seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening April 2023, dependent on weather.
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Closed

Closed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2023, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Closed Closed for the wet season
Port Roper Road Closed -
Nathan River Road Closed -
Ryans Bend Road Closed -
Butterfly Falls Closed -
Southern Lost City Closed -
Western Lost City Closed -
Munbililla – Tomato Island Closed -
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Closed -
Towns River campgroundClosed -
Limmen River campgroundClosed -
Didi baba campgroundClosed -
Mountain Creek campgroundClosed -
Yurrlmunji campgroundClosed -

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming in Katherine River - gorge 1 Closed  -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 2 and 3 Open  -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 4 upwards  Open  -
Private canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver Open You will have to transport your own canoe to the second gorge. Find out more on the Nitmiluk National Park canoeing page.-
Overnight canoeing ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Jatbula Trail Closed2023 walking season: 1 June to 30 September 2023. Book online from 6 February 2023. 1 June 2023
Northern Rockhole - walk and swimming Closed Due to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Southern Rockhole - walk and swimming OpenNot flowing, water stagnant-
Baruwei Loop Walk Open -
Boat tours Open For more information contact Nitmiluk Tours on 1300 146 743 or visit http://www.nitmiluktours.com.au/ -

Southern Walks

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Windolf Walk Open -
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open -
Lily Ponds Walk  ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsDependent on weather conditions
Lily Ponds - swimming at river Open  -
Lily Pond Waterfall - swimming ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsDependent on weather conditions
Dunlop Swamp - camping ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
8th Gorge campsiteClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Smitt Rock campsiteClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Trail)  ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Jawoyn Valley Walk ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Eighth Gorge Walk ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open -
Waleka Walk (Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) ClosedDue to seasonal weather conditionsJune 2023

Mountain bike trails

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Jalkwarak Trail Open -
Jatete Trail Open -
Gurumal Trail Open -
Windolf Trail Open -
Yambi Trail Open -
Waleka Trail Open -
Bamjon Trail OpenSwimming in the Katherine River is closed-

Leliyn (Edith Falls)

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Edith Falls Open Road is subject to flooding -
Leliyn Loop Walk Open   -
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open   -
Sweetwater swimming Open   -
Swimming in plunge pool Closed April/ May 2023
Swimming in upper pool Open   -
Campground Open You must book. Read about camping in Leliyn (Edith Falls). -

Last updated: 07 November 2022

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29 November 2022, 6:18 pm