Check if a park is open: Katherine 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 Katherine region and before you depart 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) 8975 8792

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Barranyi (North Island) National Park Open NA NA
Paradice Bay Campground Open Bring drinking water NA
Paradice Bay Loop Walk Track Open NA NA

Phone: (08) 8975 8792

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Open  
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open           
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open         

Phone: (08) 8975 4560

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Elsey National Park Open  
Park access
Martins Road Open  
Homestead Road Open  
John Hauser Drive Open  
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road)
Swimming       Open  
Loop walk Open  
Mataranka Thermal Pool and Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road)
Swimming in Mataranka Thermal PoolOpen

Swimming in Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool is not permitted.

Riverside walk to Stevie's Hole Open  
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool)
Walking TracksOpen  
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive)
Loop walk Open  
Botanic Walk link to Riverside Walk Open  
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive)
Boat ramp Open  
Riverside walk to 4 Mile Open  
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk 4 Mile to Wabalarr Open  
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive)
Riverside walk Wabalarr to Mulurark Open  
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive)/12 Mile
Campground Open  
Boat ramp Open  
Riverside walk Mulurark to Jalmurark/ 12 Mile Open  
Korowan–Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive)
Swimming Closed Swimming closed in accordance with Draft Elsey NP Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management Plan  
Riverside walk to Mataranka Falls Open 

Phone: (08) 8973 8888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park OpenOpen to the Lorrngorl Campgrounds only, including the Djurrung and Kathleen Falls walks.
Djurrung road leading to the Park has significant sections of bulldust and careful driving techniques are advised. There is a road crew currently working in the area, including the Park, fixing sections of the Djurrung road.

Phone: (08) 8975 0888

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open   NA
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open   NA
Victoria Gorge Access Open  NA
Escarpment Walk Open   NA
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open  NA
Joe Creek and Nawilbinbin Walk Open   NA
Big Horse Campground Open NA
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open NA
Gregory's Tree Open   NA
Bullita Access Road Open  NA
Bullita Homestead and campground Open  NA
Limestone Gorge Campground Open  NA
Limestone Gorge – Calcite Flow Walk Open  NA
4WD tracks
Humbert Track Open  NA
Tuwakam Track Open  NA
Bullita Stock Route Open  NA
Wickham Track Open  NA
Broadarrow Track Open  NA
Gibbie Creek Track Open  NA

Phone: (08) 9167 8827

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Keep River National Park Open Road conditions are loose gravel and rock with bulldust section. Drivers are advised to drive with caution. 
Information Centre Open  NA
Cockatoo Billabong Open  NA
Ginger's Hill Walk Open NA
Jinumum Walk Open  NA
Goorrandalng Loop WalkOpen NA
Goorrandalng campgroundOpen NA
Jarnem Campground Open NA
Jarnem walks
Nigli Gap Open NA
Lookout walk Open NA
Loop walk Open NA

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Pt Roper Road Open - High clearance 4WD Only  NA
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (corner of Pt Roper Road)

Open  - High Clearance 4WD Only

Motorists advised to drive with care NA

Please note that access to Limmen Bight Marine Park via Limmen Bight River can only be accessed through the private boat ramp owned by Limmen Bight Fishing Camp.

Phone: (08) 8975 9940

Park sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Limmen National Park Open - High Clearance 4WD OnlyPlease drive to conditions, some sections of corrugations and bull dust on the road.NA
Port Roper Road

Open - High Clearance 4WD Only

Nathan River Road Open - High Clearance 4WD Only  NA
Ryans Bend Road Open - High Clearance 4WD Only    NA
Butterfly Falls Open - High Clearance 4WD Only  NA
Southern Lost City Open - High Clearance 4WD Only NA
Western Lost City Open - High Clearance 4WD Only No trailers or caravans. Get the access code for the lock at the Ranger Station.NA
Munbililla Campground – Tomato Island Open - High Clearance 4WD Only    NA
Towns River Public Boat Ramp, corner of The Savannah Way Open - High Clearance 4WD Only  NA

Phone: (08) 8972 1886

Park Sites Access Comments Forecast opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open   NA
Swimming in Katherine River – gorges one Closed            Closed in accordance with the Saltwater Crocodile Risk Management PlanNA
Swimming in Katherine River – gorges two and three Open             NA
Swimming in Katherine River: Gorges 4 upwardsOpen NA
Canoeing gorges two and three (half day and full day)  Open           NA              
Overnight canoeing gorges four and upwards Open              NA  
Jatbula Trail Open Bookings required. Bookings taken from November for the following year. PWC Permits office on (08) 89994486 Please book online. Permit required for out of season walks from October 1 to May 31.  
Northern Rockhole Walk and Swimming Open  
Southern Rockhole – swimming Open NA
Baruwei Loop Walk Open  NA
Boat tours Open 1st, 2nd and 3rd gorge tours. Please contact Nitmiluk Tours for boat tours on 1300 146 743 or visit NA
Southern walks
Windolf Walk Open  
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open           

Butterfly Gorge walk via the Yambi and Waleka Trails is open.

Lily Ponds Walk Open   NA
Lily Ponds – swimming at river Open  NA
Lily Pond Waterfall – swimming Open        NA
Dunlop Swamp – camping Open NA
Smitt Rock Walk Open NA
Jawoyn Valley Walk Open  NA
Eighth Gorge Open NA
Waleka Walk (Pats Lookout to Butterfly Gorge) Open  NA
Waleka Walk ( Butterfly Gorge to 8th Gorge)Open NA
Leliyn (Edith Falls)
Edith Falls Open   NA
Leliyn Loop Walk Open NA
Sweetwater Walk Open NA
Sweetwater swimming Open NA
Swimming in plunge pool Open NA
Swimming in upper pool Open NA
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact: (08) 8972 2884  (phone bookings are not available) NA

Last updated: 07 September 2017