Permits may be required to access some parks or to perform certain activities within our parks. Please check the specific park information page, visit our Permits webpage or contact the Parks Permit Office on (08) 8999 4486.

Conditions and access to Parks can change at short notice. We strongly advise checking this site during the planning of your trip as well as before departure.

The responsibility for road closures lies with the Department of Infrastructure, for up to date information on road closures please call 1800 246 199 or visit their website Road Report Website. This site is updated during business hours, Monday to Friday as conditions change.

Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Berry Springs Nature Park Open Berry Springs Pools closed, Picnic areas open
Pools Closed seasonally closed for swimming during the Wet Season Edit
All Picnic Areas Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park Closed Forecast opening is June 2016
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Casuarina Coastal Reserve
Lee Point Walking Trail Open Edit
Walk from Rocklands Drive to Free Beach carpark Open Edit
Walk from Royal Darwin Hospital to Free Beach Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Channel Point Coastal Reserve Closed closed for the wet season April/ May 2016
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Charles Darwin National Park Open Park closes at 7pm
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Djukbinj National Park Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Vehicle Access Only
Monsoon Walk Closed Edit
Woodlands to Water Lillies Walk Open Edit
Dam Wall Walk Open
Vehicle Access Only
CLOSED to pedestrian traffic due to potential presence of crocodiles and flooding. Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Garig Gunak Barlu National Park Open Park is opened from May to October each year, dependent on weather conditions; Open by permit only; Permits to visit Garig Gunak Barlu National Park can be obtained by phoning our Permits Branch on 08 8999 4795
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Harrison Dam Conservation Area Open
Harrison Dam Wall Track Closed For the duration of the wet season. Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Holmes Jungle Nature Park Open Open 8am - 6pm
Top Road (including front gate access) Open Edit
Internal Walking Trails Open Edit
Jungle Walk in Monsoon Forest Open Edit
Top Picnic Area Open Edit
Bottom Road Closed Forecast opening April 2016 Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Howard Springs Hunting Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Howard Springs Nature Park Open Open 7.30am to 7pm
Rainforest Walk Closed closed until end of January 2016 Edit
East Picnic Area Open Edit
Western Picnic Area Open Edit
Rock Pools Open Edit
Toddler Pool Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Leaning Tree Lagoon Nature Park Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Litchfield National Park Open
Park Access Access to Litchfield National Park Remains OPEN, however keep in mind that water is currently flowing over the road at Wangi Creek at 0.3m Edit
via Batchelor Open Edit
via Cox Peninsula Closed Due to heavy rainfall in the area the lower Finniss Crossing on the Litchfield Park Road flooded and cutting off access to the park via the Cox Peninsula Road (Berry Springs). Edit
Termite Mounds Closed Edit
Buley Rockhole Closed CLOSED for swimming due to turbidity and dangerous currents from large volumes of water moving through the catchments Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
2WD Campground Open Edit
Florence Falls Open Commencing Monday the 11th Jan, works are to commence on the new coach parking and Day Use Area at Florence Falls, although there will be no closures, restrictions will be in place. DOI will be providing a traffic management plan that will be posted on the PWCNT website so that tour operators can see what the turning restrictions will be for them. Completion date is expected mid-February 2016 Edit
Florence Falls Lookout Open Edit
Swimming Closed CLOSED for swimming due to turbidity and dangerous currents from large volumes of water moving through the catchments Edit
Shady Creek Walk Open Edit
Florence Creek Walk Open Edit
2WD Campground Open Edit
4WD Campground Closed Expected opening April 2016 Edit
Tolmer Falls Edit
Access Open no swimming Edit
Tabletop Track Closed Tabletop Track is now closed for the duration of the wet season. Permits may be obtainable by contacting the Permits office on 08 89994486 Edit
Access Closed Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Lost City Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Reynolds River Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Blyth Homestead Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Sandy Creek Falls Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Surprise Creek Falls Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Wangi Falls Edit
Campground Open Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
Picnic Area Open Edit
Kiosk Open Edit
Swimming Closed Wangi Falls Plunge Pool is now closed for swimming. Water levels have reached an unsafe level and with more rainfall forecast in the coming week Edit
Cascades Edit
Lower Section Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Upper Section Swimming Open Edit
Walker Creek Closed Closed for the remainder of the wet season, expected opening May 2016. Edit
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Closed Closed for the remainder of the wet season.Expected opening May 16 Edit
Green Ant Creek Walk Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Manton Dam Recreation Area Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Mary River National Park Open
Bird Billabong Walking Track Closed closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Brian's Creek Walk Open Edit
Hardies 4WD Track Closed Please note: access on and off Hardies 4WD track is via Bird Billabong - access via Rockhole Road no longer possible. Edit
Jimmy's Creek Walk Closed closed until the end of February Edit
Mistake Billabong Open Edit
Couzens Rockhole/Lookout Closed closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Wildman 4WD Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Shady Camp campsite Open Edit
Rockhole Road Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Closed closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Territory Wildlife Park Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park Closed Expected to open April/ May 2016
Swimming Closed Edit
Campground Closed Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tree Point Conservation Area Open Driving on the beach in the Conservation Area is an offence under the Territory Parks and Wildlife Conservation By-laws, and on-the-spot infringement notices will be issued.
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park Open; 4WD Only; With Caution Due to heavy rain. Caution: deep wash outs
Swimming Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Window on the Wetlands Open

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    10 February 2016  | Ministerial Release

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