Check if a park is open: Darwin region

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

You should check this page when you plan your trip to the Darwin region and before you leave for any national park or reserve. 

Each area has a phone number you can contact for more information and condition updates.

For NT road conditions check the government's Road Report website before you leave home.

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Phone: (08) 8988 6310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature Park Open  NA
All picnic areas Open   
Pools ClosedClosed in accordance with the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation By-Law 6 (1)(a), for the duration of the wet season due public safety concerns relating to water quality.May 2018

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet seasonExpected opening June 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking Trail Open   
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open   
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open 

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal ReserveClosed

The Reserve is closed for the duration of the wet season, for safety reasons

Permits required for camping and boat ramp use.

Contact Parks and Wildlife Permits branch on 8999 4795 to arrange a camping permit and a key to access the reserve.

Anticipated opening is May 2018, depended on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8978 2479 or (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Douglas River/Daly River Esplanade Conservation Area Check access with tourist park. Access via Douglas caravan park. 4WD recommended as only camps one to seven are 2WD. Camps eight to nine are 4WD only. Bookings to camp can be made at Douglas Daly Tourist Park: (08) 8978 2497 . NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Vehicle access only NA
Monsoon Walk ClosedClosed due to flooding and for safety reasonsWhen water levels recede
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk ClosedClosed due to flooding of the damWhen water levels recede
Dam Wall Walk Open for vehicles only Closed to pedestrians due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding NA

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National ParkClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season. Anticipated opening in May 2018, dependent on weather conditions.
 
When the Park is open, it is by permit only. Find out more about permits for Garig Gunak Barlu National Park. Park is open from May to October each year, dependent on weather conditions.
May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area ClosedClosed due to floodingWhen water levels recede
Harrison Dam Wall Track Closed Closed for the Wet Season. NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature Park Open

Open 8am to 6pm

NA
Top Road, including front gate access Open   NA
Internal walking tracks Open   NA
Jungle Walk in monsoon forest Open   NA
Hilltop Picnic Area Open   NA
Bottom Road Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions, making the road slippery and damage by vehicles can occur.Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature Park Open  NA
Rainforest Walk ClosedClosed due to floodingWhen flood waters recede
East Picnic Area Open  NA
Western Picnic Area Open  NA
Rock pools Open  NA
Toddler pool Open NA

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park OpenAccess is open to all vehicles. Please use caution as local rainfall can cause creeks and floodways to rise. 
Park access
via Batchelor Open NA
via Cox Peninsula Closed May 2018
Buley Rockhole
Swimming ClosedHeavy rainfall causing high turbidity within the swimming areas, making it dangerous to enter the waterWhen water levels recede
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open NA
Swimming ClosedHeavy rainfall causing high turbidity within the swimming areas, making it dangerous to enter the waterWhen water levels recede
Shady Creek Walk Open NA
Florence Creek Walk Closed  
2WD campground Open NA
4WD campground ClosedImprovements will be made at Florence Falls 4WD Campground to upgrade the walking track from the campground to the plunge pools, sealing of the access road, and completion of upgrades to the campsites.
4WD Campground, access road and plunge pool walking track will be closed to the public from 25 September until the end of April 2018.
April 2018
Tolmer Falls
Access Open NA
Tabletop Track
Access ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening June 2018, dependent on weather conditions
4WD tracks
Lost City ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Reynolds River Track ClosedClosed for safety reasons (boggy track due to rainfall, risk of flash flooding)Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Blyth Homestead ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Sandy Creek Falls ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Surprise Creek Falls ClosedClosed due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Wangi Falls
Campground Open  
Loop walk ClosedClosed due to severe damage caused by floodwaters 
Picnic area Open  
Kiosk Open  
Swimming ClosedClosed for public safety due to strong currents and likelihood that estuarine crocodiles may enter the area undetected.2018 Dry season
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed 2018 Dry season 
Upper section swimming OpenAccess via high clearance 4WD only, across Wangi Creek NA
Cascades Loop Walk Closed  NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek ClosedFlooding and Saltwater Crocodile riskMay 2018
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine ClosedFlooding and Saltwater Crocodile risk May 2018
Greenant Creek walk Open  NA

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area OpenOpen for water activities including water skiing, boating and fishing, however you should not swim.
NA

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Mary River National Park Open   NA
Mary River Billabong Open   NA
Bird Billabong Day Use Area Open   NA
Bird Billabong Walking Track ClosedClosed due to floodingWhen water levels recede
Brian's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk Open   NA
Hardies 4WD Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Jimmy's Creek Monsoon Forest Walk ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
Rockhole RoadClosed 

Rockhole Road closed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions.

For access to Corroborree Billabong Boat Ramp via Corroborree Billabong Road, refer to the NT Road Report Website.

Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Couzens Lookout and Campground ClosedCampground closed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, depended on weather conditions
Wildman 4WD Track ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Shady Camp Campground Open   NA
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform ClosedClosed due to floodingWhen water levels recede

Phone: (08) 8978 8986

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park OpenOpen every day (except Christmas Day)
9am-5pm

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs ParkClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditions

Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Swimming ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Campground ClosedClosed for the duration of the wet season due to wet weather conditionsAnticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Tree Point Conservation Area Open Driving on the beach is not permitted. NA

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park Open to high clearance vehicles only Wash outs on the road
Swimming Open

Last updated: 15 February 2018