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 Flooding 1 April 2015 Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Edith Falls Open Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Elsey National Park Open Edit
All day use areas Open Edit
Bitter Springs Open
With Caution
Water over road in some places Edit
Thermal Pools Open Edit
Waterhouse River Closed for Swimming Due to Wet season Early Dry season Edit
Roper River Closed for Swimming Due to Wet Season Early Dry Season Edit
Jalmurarak (12-Mile Yards) Open
Closed for Swimming
Edit
Walking Tracks Edit
Bitter Springs Loop Open Edit
Thermal Pools Loop Closed Walking track from Thermal Pools to Stevie's Hole access via Rainbow Springs only. Edit
Stevie's Hole Open Edit
Botanic Walk Open Edit
Thermal Pool to Wabalarr Open
Closed for Swimming
Edit
Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed
Closed for Swimming
Walk and swimming closed due to increased water levels Edit
Mulurark to 12 Mile Yards Closed
Closed for Swimming
Walk and swimming closed due to increased water levels Edit
12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed
Closed for Swimming
Walk and swimming closed due to increased water levels Edit
John Hauser Drive Open
Closed for Swimming
With Caution
Swimming closed for the duration of the Wet Season for safety reasons; Water over road in some parts Edit
12-Mile Yards Camping Area - Boat Ramp Open
Closed for Swimming
Swimming closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
All easy loop tracks Open Edit
Mataranka Thermal Pool to Wabalarr along the Roper River (Walking Track) Closed
Closed for Swimming
Walk and swimming closed due to increased water levels Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Giwining / Flora River Nature Park Closed Due to rainfall. Approx. mid April 2015 Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Judbarra / Gregory National Park Open Edit
Sullivan Campground on Victoria Highway Open Edit
Victoria Gorge Access Closed Edit
Escarpment Walk Open Edit
Old Victoria Road Crossing Closed Flooding due to rainfall When water resides Edit
Joe Creek Open Edit
Big Horse Campground Open Edit
Big Horse Boat Ramp Open Edit
Gregory's Tree Open Edit
Bullita access road Closed Impassable due to rain Edit
Bullita Homestead and Campground Closed Edit
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Limestone Gorge - Calcite Flow Walk Closed Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Humbert Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Tuwakam Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Bullita Stock Route Closed Edit
Wickham Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Broadarrow Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Gibbie Creek Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Expected opening May 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Keep River National Park Edit
Information Centre Open Edit
Cockatoo Billabong Open Edit
Ginger's Hill Walk Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
Gurrandalng Campground Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
Gurrandalng Walk Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
Jinumum Walk Closed Closed for the wet season; Jinumum Day Use area also closed. Expected to reopen April/May, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Jarnem Campground Closed Closed for the wet season Expected to reopen April/May, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Jarnem Walks Closed All Jarnem walks closed for the wet season. Expected to reopen April/May, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Nigli Gap Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
Lookout Walk Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons Edit
Loop Walk Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season for safety reasons 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
Katherine Gorge Section Edit
Swimming in River Closed Due to water levels Edit
Canoeing Closed Due to water levels Edit
Overnight Canoeing Closed Closed for safety reasons due to high water levels. To be advised, pending weather conditions. Edit
Jatbula Trail Open Bookings required. Bookings are taken from November for the following year and the trail opens in May (dependent on weather conditions); Bookings can be made by phone on 08 8972 1886 or on email: parks.desk@nitmiluktours.com.au Edit
Northern Rockhole Walk and Swimming Open Edit
Southern Rockhole (Swimming) Open Edit
Baruwei Loop Walk Open Edit
Boat Tours Open Open to 1st Gorge 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 Open for Swimming 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 Closed Closed Expected opening April 2015, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Swimming in Upper Pool Closed
Closed for Swimming
Due to recent rain in increased water levels Edit
Campground Open Campground now has phone contact 08 8972 2884 (phone bookings are not available) Edit