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.

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
Elsey National Park Open Edit
All day use areas Open Edit
Bitter Springs Facility Open Edit
John Hauser Drive Open Caution - Water over road Edit
12-Mile Yards Camping Area (Jalmurarak) Open
Closed for Swimming
Closed for swimming Edit
12-Mile Yards Camping Area - Boat Ramp Open Edit
Thermal Pool Open Edit
Walking Tracks Closed Edit
All easy loop tracks Open Edit
Mataranka Thermal Pool to Wabalarr along the Roper River (Walking Track) Closed Mataranka Thermal Pool to Wabalarr along the Roper River Walking Track closed due to flooding Edit
Wabalarr to Mulurark Closed Wabalarr to Mulurark closed due to flooding Edit
Mulurark to 12 Mile Yards Open Edit
12 Mile Yards to Mataranka Falls Closed 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 Boat Ramp is open Edit
Escarpment Walk Open Edit
Old Victoria Crossing Open Edit
Joe Creek Open Edit
Big Horse Campground Open Edit
Gregory's Tree Open Edit
Bullita access road Closed For the duration of the Wet Season Expected opening May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Bullita Homestead and Campground Closed For the duration of the Wet Season Expected opening May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Limestone Gorge Campground Closed Permanently for vehicle access due to erosion damage Edit
Limestone Gorge - Calcite Flow Walk Closed For the duration of the Wet Season Expected opening May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
4WD Tracks Edit
Humbert Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions. May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Tuwakam Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions. May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Bullita Stock Route Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Wickham Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions. May 2014, dependent on weather conditions. Edit
Broadarrow Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions. May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Gibbie Creek Track Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season, due to flooding and unsafe conditions. May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Park Sites Access Comments Forecast Opening
Keep River National Park Closed Due to heavy rain Edit
Information Centre Open Edit
Cockatoo Lagoon Open Edit
Ginger's Hill Walk Closed Edit
Gurrandalng Campground Closed Edit
Gurrandalng Walk Closed Edit
Jinumum Walk Closed Edit
Jarnem Campground Closed Edit
Jarnem Walks Closed Edit
Nigli Gap Closed Edit
Lookout Walk Closed Edit
Loop Walk Closed 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 Closed Due to flooding Edit
Western Lost City Closed 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 Closed for the duration of the Wet Season Expected opening June 2014 Edit
Canoeing Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season May 2014 Edit
Overnight Canoeing Closed Closed for the duration of the wet season May 2014 Edit
Jatbula Trail Closed Edit
Northern Rockhole Closed Closed for swimming, currently open for viewing Expected opening May 2014 Edit
Southern Rockhole (Swimming) Closed The walk into Southern Rockhole is closed due to structural probelms with the stair case. Expected opening May 2014 Edit
Baruwei Loop Open Edit
Boat Tours Open Open to 2nd 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 Campsites are also open Edit
Jawoyn Valley Walk Closed Closed for the duration of the Wet Season Expected opening May 2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Eighth Gorge Open Campsites are also open Edit
Leliyn (Edith Falls) Section Edit
Leliyn Loop Walk Open Anticipated opening Friday 7/2/2014, dependent on weather conditions Edit
Sweetwater Walk Open Edit
Sweetwater Swimming Open Caution due to strong currents Edit
Sweetwater Camping Open Edit
Swimming in Plunge Pool Open Edit
Swimming in Upper Pool Open Edit