Access to our Parks - Katherine 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
Barranyi (North Island) National Park Open Edit
Paradise Bay Camp Ground Open (Bring own drinking water) Edit
Paradise Bay Loop Walk Track Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Caranbirini Conservation Reserve Open Edit
Jagududgu Loop Walk Open Edit
Barrawulla Loop Walk Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Edith Falls Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Elsey National Park Open Edit
Park Access Edit
Martins Road Open Caution water over road Edit
Homestead Road Open Edit
John Hauser Drive Open Caution water over road Edit
Park Sites Edit
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road) Edit
Swimming Open Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road) Edit
Swimming Open Edit
River side walk to Stevie's Hole Open Edit
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool) Edit
Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening June 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Walking Tracks Open Edit
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
River side walk Open Edit
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening June 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Boat Ramp Open Edit
River side walk Open Edit
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
River side walk Open Edit
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening June 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
River side walk Open Edit
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Campground Open Edit
Boat Ramp Open Edit
Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening June 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
River side walk Open Edit
Korowan-Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening June 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
River side walk to Mataranka Falls Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open Edit
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open Edit
Victoria Gorge Access Open Edit
Escarpment Walk Open Edit
Old Victoria Road Crossing Open Edit
Joe Creek Open Edit
Big Horse Campground Open Edit
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open Edit
Gregory's Tree Open Edit
Bullita access road Open Edit
Bullita Homestead and Campground Open Edit
Limestone Gorge Campground Open Edit
Limestone Gorge - Calcite Flow Walk Open Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Humbert Track Open Edit
Tuwakam Track Open Edit
Bullita Stock Route Open Edit
Wickham Track Open Edit
Broadarrow Track Open Edit
Gibbie Creek Track Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Keep River National Park Open Edit
Information Centre Open Edit
Cockatoo Billabong Open Edit
Ginger's Hill Walk Open Edit
Gurrandalng Campground Open Edit
Gurrandalng Walk Open Edit
Jinumum Walk Open Edit
Jarnem Campground Open Edit
Jarnem Walks Edit
Nigli Gap Open Edit
Lookout Walk Open Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Limmen Bight Marine Park Open Edit
Pt Roper Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
With Caution
Water over road in some areas, high clearance 4WD needed. Edit
Number 1 Landing Public Boat Ramp (c/o Pt Roper Road) Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Motorists advised to drive with care Edit
Please note – access to Limmen Bight Marine Park via Limmen Bight River can only be accessed through the private boat ramp associated with Limmen Bight Fishing Camp. Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Limmen National Park Open Edit
Pt Roper Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
With Caution
Water over road in some areas, high clearance 4WD needed. Edit
Nathan River Open Weight restrictions apply Edit
Ryan Bend Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Weight restrictions apply; No Trailers Edit
Butterfly Springs Open Edit
Southern Lost City Open Edit
Western Lost City Open Edit
Munbililla - Tomato Island Open Edit
Towns River Public Boat Ramp (c/o The Savannah Way) Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Nitmiluk National Park Open Edit
Swimming (Katherine River): Gorges 1,2 &3 With Caution Gorge 1 remains closed for swimming; Gorges 2 and 3 open for swimming Edit
Swimming (Katherine River): Gorges 4 upwards Open Edit
Canoeing Open Edit
Overnight Canoeing Open Edit
Jatbula Trail Open Bookings required. Bookings taken from November for the following year. Please book online. Edit
Northern Rockhole Walk and Swimming Open Edit
Southern Rockhole (Swimming) Open Edit
Baruwei Loop Walk Open Edit
Boat Tours Open Open to 3rd Gorge Edit
Southern Walks Edit
Windolf Walk Open Edit
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open Edit
Lily Ponds Walk Open Edit
Lily Ponds (Swimming at River) Open Open for swimming Edit
Lily Pond Waterfall (Swimming) Open Edit
Dunlop Swamp (Camping) Open Edit
Smitt Rock Walk Open Edit
Jawoyn Valley Walk Open Edit
Eighth Gorge Open Edit
Leliyn (Edith Falls) Section Edit
Edith Falls Open Edit
Leliyn Loop Walk Open Edit
Sweetwater Walk Open Edit
Sweetwater Swimming Open Caution due to strong currents Edit
Swimming in Plunge Pool Open Edit
Swimming in Upper Pool Open Edit
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available) Edit