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 Closed Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, including Cave Tours and Kiosk will close as of this Friday (11 Dec) afternoon. Closed for the duration of the Wet Season until the 30 March 2016 Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Edith Falls Open closed for swimming Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Elsey National Park Open Edit
Park Access Edit
Martins Road Open Edit
Homestead Road Open Edit
John Hauser Drive Open Edit
Park Sites Edit
Bitter Springs (via Martins Road) Open Edit
Swimming Open Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
Rainbow Spring Thermal Pool (via Homestead Road) Open Edit
Swimming Open Edit
River side walk to Stevie's Hole Closed Edit
Stevie's Hole (via Thermal Pool) Closed Walking tracks closed Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
Walking Tracks Closed Edit
Botanic Walk (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Loop Walk Open Edit
River side walk Closed Edit
4 Mile (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
Boat Ramp Closed Edit
River side walk Closed Edit
Wabalarr (via John Hauser Drive) Closed Edit
River side walk Closed Edit
Mulurark (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
River side walk Closed Edit
Jalmurark (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Campground Open Edit
Boat Ramp Open Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
River side walk Closed Edit
Korowan-Mataranka Falls (via John Hauser Drive) Edit
Swimming Closed Edit
River side walk to Mataranka Falls Closed Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Closed Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open Edit
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open Edit
Victoria Gorge Access Closed Vic River Access Boat Ramp (Vic Sector) closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Escarpment Walk Open Edit
Old Victoria Road Crossing Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season 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 Closed closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Edit
Limestone Gorge - Calcite Flow Walk Closed closed for the duration of the wet season Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Humbert Track Closed Edit
Tuwakam Track Closed Edit
Bullita Stock Route Closed Edit
Wickham Track Closed Edit
Broadarrow Track Closed Edit
Gibbie Creek Track Closed Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Keep River National Park Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Information Centre Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Cockatoo Billabong Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Ginger's Hill Walk Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Gurrandalng Campground Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Gurrandalng Walk Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Jinumum Walk Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Jarnem Campground Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Jarnem Walks Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Nigli Gap Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Lookout Walk Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 Edit
Loop Walk Closed Expected reopening is March/April 2016 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 Closed Edit
Nathan River Closed Edit
Ryan Bend Road Open
4WD High Clearance Only
Weight restrictions apply; No Trailers Edit
Butterfly Springs Closed Road is closed Edit
Southern Lost City Closed Road is closed Edit
Western Lost City Closed Road is closed Edit
Munbililla - Tomato Island Closed Road is closed 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 Closed Closed for the wet Edit
Swimming (Katherine River): Gorges 4 upwards Closed Edit
Canoeing Closed Edit
Overnight Canoeing Closed Edit
Jatbula Trail Closed Bookings required. Bookings taken from November for the following year. Please book online.; Currently Closed due to weather conditions Edit
Northern Rockhole Walk and Swimming Closed Edit
Southern Rockhole (Swimming) Open Edit
Baruwei Loop Walk Open Edit
Boat Tours Open 1st and 2nd Gorge only Edit
Southern Walks Edit
Windolf Walk Open Edit
Butterfly Gorge Walk Open Edit
Lily Ponds Walk Open Edit
Lily Ponds (Swimming at River) Closed Edit
Lily Pond Waterfall (Swimming) Open Edit
Dunlop Swamp (Camping) Closed Edit
Smitt Rock Walk Closed Due to weather conditions Edit
Jawoyn Valley Walk Closed Edit
Eighth Gorge Closed Edit
Waleka Walk Open From Lily Ponds junction to 8th Gorge junction - Closed; From Pats Lookout to Lily Ponds junction – Open, recommended for well prepared walkers only Edit
Leliyn (Edith Falls) Section Edit
Edith Falls Open Edit
Leliyn Loop Walk Open Edit
Sweetwater Walk Open Edit
Sweetwater Swimming Open Edit
Swimming in Plunge Pool Closed Edit
Swimming in Upper Pool Open Edit
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available) Edit