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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 -

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 OpenSwimming in Rainbow Spring is not permitted.  
Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Riverside walk - Stevie's Hole to Mataranka Falls Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022

Other locations

Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking tracks Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open  
Riverside Walk Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Day use area Open  
Boat ramp OpenBe Crocwise. 
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open -
Boat ramp Open Be Crocwise -
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Korowan (Mataranka) Falls Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022
Riverside walk 12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed  Anticipated Re-opening late August 2022

Phone: 08 8973 8888

Park sitesStatusComments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park ClosedUnsafe deep water crossing Native Cat Creek approx. -850mm.Mid August 2022
Campground Closed Mid August 2022

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   -
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 Open  -
Tuwakam Track Open   -
Bullita Stock Route Track Open   -
Wickham Track Open -
Broadarrow Track Open -
Gibbie Creek Track Open -
Bullita Access Road Open  -
Bullita Stock Route Track  -
Bullita Homestead and campground Open   -
East Baines Crossing Campground Open  -
Drover’s Rest Campground Open  -
Gibbie Track  -
Paperbark Yard Campground Open -
Humbert Track  -
Top Humbert Campground Open  -
Fig Tree Yard Campground Open  -
Broad Arrow 4WD Track  -
Camel Point Campground Open -
East Baines Campground Open -
Open Escarpment Lookout Campground Open -
Wilingarri Campground Open -
Depot Creek Campground Open -

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 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 Open  -
Jatbula Trail Open 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 conditionsAnticipated re-opening early/mid-June 2022
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 Open  -
Lily Pond Waterfall - swimming OpenAccessed via the Yambi Trail only-
Dunlop Swamp - camping Open -
Smitt Rock Walk (via Yambi Trail)  Open -
Jawoyn Valley Walk Open -
Eighth Gorge Walk Open -
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open -
Waleka Walk (Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge) Open -

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: 28 July 2022

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8 August 2022, 1:32 am