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.

Berry Springs Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8988 6310

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature ParkOpenPark open 8am to 6.30pm daily.
The picnic areas and walking track are now open.
The loop walk is partially closed until 15 June for resurfacing. The boardwalk will be accessible, but the second half of the walk will be closed and visitors will have to walk back the way they came.
16 June 2018
All picnic areas Open  
Pools Open 

Butterfly Gorge Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

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

Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Lee Point Walking Trail Open   
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open Bike paths and walking tracks being opened by sections over coming days. 
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Closed 

Channel Point Coastal Reserve

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

Charles Darwin National Park

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Charles Darwin National ParkOpenPark closes at 7pm dailyNA

Djukbinj National Park

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Djukbinj National Park Open - check the Woolner Access Rd on NT Road Report as roads may be affected by flooding. NA NA

Douglas River / Daly River Esplanade Conservation Area

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

Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Partial closure to the Dam Wall - Access to the Dam Wall is currently limited to the first viewing platform and carpark area.
Access to the second viewing platform and Pandanus Knoll lookout is closed at the spillway due to large potholes, rough and unsafe road surface caused by water damage. 
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

Garig Gunak Barlu National Park

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Garig Gunak Barlu National ParkOpenPark is open by permit only. Find out more about permits for Garig Gunak Barlu National Park.

George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Phone: (08) 8999 4418

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
George Brown Botanic GardensPartial OpenPartial open via the Gardens Road entrance.
Eva's Cafe open.

Harrison Dam Conservation Area

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Harrison Dam Conservation Area Open - High clearance 4WD vehicles onlyAccess via Woolner Rd at Djukbinj and via Wood Lane is open to high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There may be water over the roads and motorists should drive with care.NA
Harrison Dam Wall Track Closed Closed for the Wet Season. NA

Holmes Jungle Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Holmes Jungle Nature ParkOpenOpen 8am to 6pm 
Top Road, including front gate access Open   
Woodland Walking Tracks Open   
Jungle Walk in Monsoon Forest Closed Closed until further notice due to significant tree damage. No forecast for reopening.
Hilltop Picnic Area Open   
Bottom Road Open 

Howard Springs Hunting Reserve

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Hunting Reserve Open Waterfowl hunting season is closed. Check waterfowl hunting season dates.

Howard Springs Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Howard Springs Nature ParkOpenPower will be disrupted on Tuesday 29 May from 7:30am to 10:00am for maintenance. This will mean the BBQs and the Rock pool waterfall will not be operational during this period.  The park will remain open for all other activities. 
Rainforest Walk ClosedWalking track will be closed for until further notice due to cyclone damage 
East Picnic Area Open  
Western Picnic Area Open  
Rock pools Open  
Toddler pool ClosedClosed for maintenance upgrades. The rock pools will remain open during this time.4 June 20118

Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve Open NA NA

Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

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

Litchfield National Park

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Litchfield National Park Open  NA
Park access
via Batchelor Open   NA
via Cox Peninsula Open with restrictionAccess is open with a 4.5 tonne weigh restriction.NA
Scenic Flights Open For more information go to ntair.com.au or airbornesolutions.com.au/tours/two-national-parks-in-two-days NA
Buley Rockhole
Swimming Open Open for swimming  
Florence Falls
Florence Falls Lookout Open   NA
Swimming Open   NA
Shady Creek Walk Open   NA
Florence Creek Walk Open   NA
2WD campground Open   NA
4WD campground Open   NA
Tolmer Falls
Access Open   NA
Tabletop Track
Access Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
4WD tracks
Lost City Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions  Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Reynolds River Track Closed Closed for safety reasons (boggy track due to rainfall, risk of flash flooding) Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Blyth Homestead Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Sandy Creek Falls Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Surprise Creek Falls Closed Closed due to wet weather conditions Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Wangi Falls
Campground Open   
Loop walk Open  
Picnic area Open   
Kiosk Open   
Swimming Closed Closed for public safety due to strong currents and likelihood that estuarine crocodiles may enter the area undetected. Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Cascades
Lower section swimming Closed   Anticipated opening May 2018, dependent on weather conditions
Upper section swimming Open Access via walking track only NA
Cascades Loop Walk Closed   NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Open  
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open 
Greenant Creek walk Open 

Manton Dam Recreation Area

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.

Mary River National Park

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 Open NA
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 Open NA
Mistake Billabong Open   NA
Rockhole RoadOpen

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

NA
Couzens Lookout and Campground Open NA
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 Open NA

Point Stuart Coastal Reserve

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

Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open Open all year round but a permit is required for pig hunting NA

Territory Wildlife Park

Phone: (08) 8988 7200

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Territory Wildlife Park Open 

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park

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

Tree Point Conservation Area

Phone: (08) 8983 1001

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

Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park

Phone: (08) 8976 0282

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature ParkOpenPlease take caution when entering the campground as there is minor flood damage after the wet season 
Swimming Open 

Window on the Wetlands

Phone: (08) 8988 8188

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Window on the Wetlands Open NA

Last updated: 22 May 2018