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
All Picnic Areas Open Edit
Pools Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Butterfly Gorge Nature Park Open
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 Open Open to permit holders; Road restrictions - 8 tonne GVM on Marindja Road; Permits and keys obtained through PWCNT permits branch
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  
Douglas River / Daly River Esplanade Conservation Area Open (Access via Douglas Van Park); 4WD recommended as only the first campsites are 2WD Accessible.; Camps 1-7 2WD; Camps 8-9 4WD Only; Bookings to camp can be made at Douglas Daly Tourist Park (08) 8978 2497
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Open Vehicle Access Only
Monsoon Walk Open Edit
Woodlands to Water Lillies Walk Closed Repairs and maintenance 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 Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Howard Springs Hunting Reserve Open Waterfowl hunting season has closed. The hunting season is expected to open September 2015
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Howard Springs Nature Park Open
Rainforest Walk Open 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 Edit
via Batchelor Open Edit
via Cox Peninsula Open
4WD Recommended
High Clearance 4WD vehicles recommended Edit
Buley Rockhole Edit
Swimming Open Edit
2WD Campground Open Edit
Florence Falls Open Edit
Florence Falls Lookout Open Edit
Swimming Open Edit
Shady Creek Walk Open Edit
Florence Creek Walk Open Edit
2WD Campground Open Edit
4WD Campground Open Edit
Tolmer Falls Edit
Access Open
Closed for Swimming
Edit
Tabletop Track Edit
Access Open Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Lost City Open
4WD Only
Edit
Reynolds River Track Open High clearance 4wd with recovery gear recommend for the southern section of the Reynolds Track Edit
Blyth Homestead Open Edit
Sandy Creek Falls Open Edit
Surprise Creek Falls Open Edit
Wangi Falls Edit
Campground Open Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
Picnic Area Open Edit
Kiosk Open Edit
Swimming Open Edit
Cascades Edit
Lower Section Swimming Open Will closed temporarily on 28 May 2015 for working in the area, reopening the following day. Edit
Upper Section Swimming Open Edit
Walker Creek Open Edit
Bamboo Creek Tin Mine Open 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 Open Edit
Brian's Creek Walk Open Edit
Hardies 4WD Track Open 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 Open Edit
Mistake Billabong Open Edit
Couzens Rockhole/Lookout Open Edit
Wildman 4WD Track Open Edit
Shady Camp campsite Open Edit
Rockhole Road Open Edit
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Walking Track Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Point Stuart Coastal Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Shoal Bay Coastal Reserve Open
Shoal Bay Hunting Reserve Open Open all year round but permit is required Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Territory Wildlife Park Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park Open
Swimming Open Edit
Campground Open 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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    Territory beach an Australian Clean Beach winner

    14 August 2015  | Ministerial Release

    Garig Gunak Barlu National Park on the Cobourg Peninsula is a Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Clean Beaches Award winner.

    NT Parks and Wildlife Minister Bess Price and Environment Minister Gary Higgins welcomed the win announced at the national awards in Darwin this evening.

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  • Lots of activities at the Red Centre Bird Festival

    Lots of activities at the Red Centre Bird Festival

    14 August 2015  | Departmental Release

    The 2015 Red Centre Bird Festival is full of fabulous activities that will keep all bird lovers entertained.

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  • Birdwatching tag along tour last event of weeklong Red Centre Bird Festival

    Birdwatching tag along tour last event of weeklong Red Centre Bird Festival

    11 August 2015  | Departmental Release

    The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the NT (PWCNT) and local bird watching experts from the Birdlife Central Australia group will run the last event of this year's weeklong Red Centre Bird Festival 2015 – a birdwatching tag along tour at the Owen Springs Reserve on Sunday 23 August.

    PWCNT Senior Ranger, Sheridan Martin said the tour provides an opportunity to learn more about Central Australia's amazing birdlife and to bird watch in the field with local experts.

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  • Have your Say

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    8 August 2015  | News Story

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  • Heritage Talk at Owen Springs Reserve

    Heritage Talk at Owen Springs Reserve

    4 August 2015  | Departmental Release

    Visitors and locals are invited to a free heritage talk being held at the Old Owen Springs Homestead ruins in Owen Springs Reserve, Sunday 16 August.

    Parks and Wildlife Commission NT senior ranger Sheridan Martin said those attending would be given an insight into the Reserve's fascinating early European history.

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  • Awards celebrate hard work of NT Rangers

    Awards celebrate hard work of NT Rangers

    29 July 2015  | Ministerial Release

    The outstanding work of Northern Territory rangers will again be celebrated through the annual Northern Territory Ranger Awards.

    Minister for Parks and Wildlife, Bess Price, said tonight's awards recognise the work that rangers do to make our parks safe and to preserve our environment and its assets for all Territorians.

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