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

You can contact the Rangers Station by calling 08 8988 6310.

Park sitesAccessComments Forecast opening
Berry Springs Nature ParkOpenPark open 8am to 6.30pm daily. 
All picnic areas Open  
Pools Open 

Butterfly Gorge Nature Park

You can contact the Ranger Station by calling 08 8976 0282.

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park OpenA high-clearance 4WD is recommendedNA

Casuarina Coastal Reserve

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

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

Channel Point Coastal Reserve

Phone: (08) 8999 4795

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Channel Point Coastal ReserveOpen

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.

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 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 Temporary detour in place due to repair work being undertaken to Fogg Dam wall.NA
Monsoon Walk Open NA
Woodlands to Water Lilies Walk Open NA
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 NA
Harrison Dam Wall Track Open  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 ParkOpenCarpark upgrade works will continue through to 7 September 2018.
During this time, there will be no road access to the rockpools and playground during week days. You can still access these areas from the Rangers' office side, over the footbridge, over the waterhole.
Restricted road access to these areas is expected on weekends with limited parking spots available.
8 September 2018
Rainforest Walk (Howard Creek Walk)Open NA
Springs walking trackClosed NA
East Picnic Area Open NA
Western Picnic Area Open NA
Rock pools Open NA
Toddler pool Open NA

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 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 OpenVisitors can access the track without a permit.NA
4WD tracks
Lost City OpenA high-clearance 4WD with snorkel is recommended 
Reynolds River Track OpenA high-clearance 4WD with snorkel is recommended 
Blyth Homestead OpenA high-clearance 4WD with snorkel is recommended 
Sandy Creek Falls OpenA high-clearance 4WD with snorkel is recommended 
Surprise Creek Falls OpenA high-clearance 4WD with snorkel is recommended 
Wangi Falls
Campground Open  NA
Loop walk Open NA
Picnic area Open  NA
Kiosk Open  NA
Swimming Open NA
Cascades
Lower section swimming Open  NA
Upper section swimming Open Access via walking track only NA
Cascades Loop Walk Open  NA
Other sites in Litchfield
Walker Creek Open NA
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open NA
Greenant Creek walk Open NA

Manton Dam Recreation Area

Phone: (08) 8946 5126

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open
NA

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 Open NA
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 Open NA
Shady Camp Campground Open   NA
Shady Camp crocodile viewing platform Open NA
Point Stuart Coastal ReserveOpen NA
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking TrackOpen NA
Stuarts Tree walking trackOpen NA

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 ParkOpen  
Swimming Open  
Campground Open 

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: 07 September 2018