Access to our Parks - Alice Springs Region

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 Ph: (08) 8999 4486 or email: pwpermits@nt.gov.au.

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  
Annas Reservoir Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Only Access to Annas Reservoir requires permission from Aileron Station (08) 8956 9706 as there is no public access road
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Arltunga Historical Reserve 4WD High Clearance Only Wet conditions please use caution, boggy in sections Until further notice -continued wet weather forecasted
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Open; 4WD High Clearance Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open;
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Finke Gorge National Park Open
Palm Valley Access Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Wet conditions please use caution and keep to the track at water crossings Edit
Boggy Hole Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Open with caution due to washouts and water crossings up to 0.5m in depth Edit
Finke River 4WD Route Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Open with caution due to washouts and water crossings up to 0.5m in depth Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD High Clearance Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Mac and Rose Chalmers Conservation Reserve (Tower Rock) Closed
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve Closed Closed due to flooding
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open; 4WD High Clearance Only Wet conditions please use caution, boggy in sections
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Napwerte/Ewaninga Rock Carvings Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Native Gap Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Owen Springs Reserve Open
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Wet conditions please use caution Edit
Redbank Waterhole Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Ruby Gap Nature Park Closed Flooding in area has caused significant damage to roads. Closed until further notice.
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park Open
Birthday Waterhole Open Edit
Ellery Creek Open Edit
Finke River Open
4WD Recommended
Edit
Glen Helen Gorge Open Edit
Hugh Gorge Open Edit
Larapinta Trail Information on the Larapinta Trail Edit
Ochre Pits Open Edit
Ormiston Gorge Open Edit
Ormiston Pound Walk Open Water crossing required Edit
Ghost Gum Walk Open Water crossing required Edit
Redbank Gorge Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Edit
Simpsons Gap Open Edit
Simpsons Gap Bicycle Path Open Edit
Serpentine Gorge Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tnorala (Gosse Bluff) Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Recommended
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Trephina Gorge Nature Park Open; With Caution Wet conditions please use caution
Gorge Campground Open Edit
Bluff Campground Open Edit
John Hayes Rockhole Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Wet conditions please use caution, road surface soft in sections; Please note due to recent rains, wading may be required along sections of the Chain of Ponds Walk Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Watarrka National Park Open
Kings Canyon Access Road Open Edit
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Open On days where the temperature is forecast to reach 36 degrees or above the Rim Walk will be closed after 9am and the South Wall return Walk from 11am. Access to the Creek Walk and Kathleen Springs is unaffected. Edit
Kings Creek Walk Open Edit
Kathleen Springs Walk Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Yeperenye/Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park Open