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The Alice Springs Desert Park is the essential introduction to Central Australia. It is a world-leader that showcases the natural and cultural environment of the Centre in three stunning habitats. The Park provides a sensitive and realistic insight into Aboriginal culture by display and interpretation of the traditional use of plants and animals.
The Top End's pristine marine and freshwater environments are major attractions for Territorians and visitors alike. The Northern Territory's waterways are unique, diverse and unspoilt, and it is little wonder that recreational fishing and boating are two of the Territory's most popular pastimes.
This site enables you to search through all of the national parks in the Northern Territory managed by the Parks and Wildlife Service. Find out about where they are, how to get there, when to visit, what to see and do, recreational activities, ranger guided tours and much more.
Since 1981 when the first jointly managed park, Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, was established the Parks and Wildlife Service has entered into joint management arrangements with indigenous Territorians in several parks and reserves. The aim being to protect the biological diversity of the parks whilst still serving visitor and community needs for education and enjoyment.
Kakadu is a jointly managed national park. The traditional owners are proud to share their country with visitors. Kakadu has been listed on the World Heritage List for both its natural and cultural value.
This section provides a brief overview of the nature of the Territory; the geography, climate, environments and flora and fauna. More detailed information is also available via the menu system for particular environments, bioregions, plants, animals, and conservation management issues.
As part of their everyday work Rangers get to see parts of the Northern Territory that few people get to experience and gain knowledge of the natural, cultural and historical values of one of the most unique parts of Australia. A job within the Northern Territory Government opens up early opportunities, career paths and unique experiences...... make the move!
Information about Northern Territory parks including where they are, what's open, and national parks in the NT.
The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory is responsible for a comprehensive system of land and marine protected areas across the Territory - managing over 90 parks and reserves for conservation and nature based recreation and tourism.
Contact details for assistance with problem snakes and other large reptiles.
The Territory Wildlife Park is set within 400 hectares of natural bushland and showcases the native flora and fauna of the top end of the Northern Territory. Either travel on shuttle trains along a 4km road or wander along 6km of bush trails that link all 26 major exhibits including the nocturnal house, aquarium, aviaries, a natural monsoonal forest and Goose lagoon.
If you like the thought of being involved in the care of the Northern Territory's parks, reserves and wildlife, then the Volunteers in Parks program may be for you! Fulfilling the role to protect wildlife within and outside Northern Territory parks and reserves involves a range of activities including bushfires control, wildlife management, research and park management.
Territory parks and reserves are designed with walkers in mind, so there are lots of short walks to enjoy as well as longer bushwalks. Find out about ranger guided walks and talks, short and long walks, things to know before you go, latest access report, road conditions and camping costs.

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