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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 Open 1st April 2022

There are 3 ways to access the Elsey National 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 Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. -
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. -

Other locations

Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking tracks Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Riverside Walk Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Day use area Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, pending weather conditions.
Boat ramp Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Be Crocwise. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, pending weather conditions.
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, pending weather conditions.
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open -
Boat ramp Open Be Crocwise -
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening late April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls Closed Closed for seasonal weather conditions. Anticipated re-opening June 2022, dependent on weather.
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed Closed due to flooding and damage to areas within the park. Anticipated re-opening June 2022, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedClosed due to seasonal weather conditions.Anticipated re-opening April 2022, dependent on weather conditions.
Campground Closed 

Phone: 08 8975 0888

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open   -
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open   -
Victoria Gorge Access Open -
Escarpment Walk Open   -
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open -
Joe Creek and Ngawilbinbin Walk Open -
Big Horse Campground Open   -
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open   -
Gregory's Tree Open -
Bullita Access Road Open -
Bullita Homestead and campground 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 GorgeOpen -
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Closed Anticipated re-opening June/July 2022 depending on weather conditions.
Tuwakam Track Closed Anticipated re-opening June/July 2022 depending on weather conditions.
Bullita Stock Route Open -
Wickham Track Closed Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions
Broadarrow Track Closed Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions
Gibbie Creek Track Closed
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Anticipated re-opening in June/July 2022 dependent on weather conditions

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 Open -
Goorrandalng Loop Walk Open -
Goorrandalng Campground Open -
Jarnem Campground Open -
Jarnem Walks
Nigli Gap Open -
Lookout Walk Open -
Loop Walk Open -

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 2021, 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 2021, dependent on weather.

Phone: 08 8975 9940

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open4WD recommended-
Port Roper Road Open -
Nathan River Road Open -
Ryans Bend Road Open -
Butterfly Falls Open -
Southern Lost City Open -
Western Lost City Open -
Munbililla – Tomato Island Open -
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open -
Towns River campgroundOpen -
Limmen River campgroundOpen -
Didi baba campgroundOpen -
Mountain Creek campgroundOpen -
Yurrlmunji campgroundOpen -

Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Swimming in Katherine River - gorge 1 Closed  -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 2 and 3 Closed   -
Swimming in Katherine River - gorges 4 upwards  Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Private Canoeing (day) - gorges 2 and upriver Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Overnight Canoeing Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Jatbula Trail Closed The 2022 walking season opens 1 June 2022 through to 30 September 2022. Book online from 1 March 2022. -
Northern Rockhole - walk and swimming Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Southern Rockhole - walk and swimming Open -
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  OpenAccessed via the Yambi Trail only-
Lily Ponds - swimming at river Closed   -
Lily Pond Waterfall - swimming OpenAccessed via the Yambi Trail only-
Dunlop Swamp - camping Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Trail)  Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Jawoyn Valley Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Eighth Gorge Walk Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open -
Waleka Walk (Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Closed Closed due to seasonal weather conditions Anticipated re-opening May 2022, dependent on weather

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   -
Leliyn Loop Walk Open -
Sweetwater and Longhole Walk Open -
Sweetwater swimming Open -
Swimming in plunge pool Open  -
Swimming in upper pool Open -
Campground Open You must book. Read about camping in Leliyn (Edith Falls). -

Last updated: 19 May 2022

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