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  
Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Annas Reservoir Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Only Access to Anna's Reservoir requires permission from Aileron Station as there is no public access road
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Arltunga Historical Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Chambers Pillar Historical Reserve Open Restricted Camping Access 22-25 May 2014
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Corroboree Rock Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Finke Gorge National Park Open; 4WD High Clearance Only
Palm Valley Access Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
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Boggy Hole Open
4WD High Clearance Only
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Finke River 4WD Route Open
4WD High Clearance Only
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Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Illamurta Springs Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Mac and Rose Chalmers Conservation Reserve (Tower Rock) Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Mac Clark (Acacia Peuce) Conservation Reserve Open; 4WD Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
N'Dhala Gorge Nature Park Open; 4WD High Clearance Only Deep Water crossings and wet conditions in the area
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
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; 4WD High Clearance Only
Lawrence Gorge Camping Area Open
4WD High Clearance Only
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Redbank Waterhole Open
4WD High Clearance Only
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Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Rainbow Valley Conservation Reserve Open
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Ruby Gap Nature Park Open; 4WD High Clearance Only Experienced Drivers Only
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Tjoritja/West MacDonnell National Park Open
Birthday Waterhole Open Edit
Ellery Creek Open Edit
Finke River Open 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 The Ghost Gum walk requires a shallow wade through the main waterhole. Ormiston Pound Walk requires walkers to wade through 1 metre deep cold water. Alternatively, if you choose to return via the same route pleased allow 6 to 8 hours to complete the Ormiston Pound Walk as a return walk - and 2 to 3 hours to complete the Ghost Gum Walk as a return walk Edit
Ghost Gum Walk Open The Ghost Gum Walk requires a shallow wade through the main waterhole. Edit
Redbank Gorge Open 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
Gorge Campground Open Edit
Bluff Campground Open Edit
John Hayes Rockhole Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening  
Watarrka National Park Open
Kings Canyon Access Road Open Edit
Kings Canyon Rim Walk Open Closed after 9.00 am on days forecast 36 degrees Celsius or over. 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