Gregory national park

Overview

 

Gregory National Park covers an area of around 13,000 square km in the transition zone between tropical and semi-arid regions of the Northern Territory. The Park features spectacular range and gorge scenery and significant traces of Aboriginal culture, European exploration and pastoral history.

 

How to get there

 

The Park may be reached via the Victoria Highway from either Katherine, Kununurra or the unsealed Buntine Highway.

 

When to visit

 

A number of 4WD tracks have been established within the Park for visitors who have the required safety equipment. Other roads within the Park are accessible by 2WD vehicles, however towing caravans or trailers over these tracks is not recommended. All roads, including the Victoria Highway may become impassable during the Wet Season.

 

What to see & do

 

Boating, canoeing, bushwalking, and Aboriginal Art appreciation.

 

Recreational Activities

 

>>Plants & Animals
>>Ranger Guided Activities

Visitor facilties

 

Fuel, provisions, public telephones and accommodation are available at Timber Creek and the Victoria River Homestead. Police, banking facilities, vehicle repairs, boat hire and emergency medical care are available at Timber Creek.
Drinking water is available at Timber Creek and the Victoria River Homestead. Water obtained from rivers and billabongs should be boiled before drinking.
A number of tour operators operate within the Park, for further information regarding these tours, contact your nearest Tourist Information Centre.

 

Recreational activities

 

Kuwang Lookout, 57km west of the Victoria River Homestead, provides a panoramic view of the northern face of the Stokes Range. Interpretive material tells of the Aboriginal association with the area.

 

Other features and facilities of the Park include:
>>4 x 4 Driving
>>Accommodation
>>Boat Ramp
A boat ramp is located at Big Horse Creek west of Timber Creek. Changing tides, hidden snags and rocks make this section of the Victoria River potenially hazardous.
>>Boat Tours
>>Camping Permitted
A number of camping areas have been established throughout the Park, incorporating barbecue areas, picnic tables and pit toilets. A nominal camping fee applies.
>>Caravan Permitted
>>Fishing
>>Picnic Table
>>Walking Tracks
Marked walking tracks have been developed within the Park. Before embarking on an extended bushwalk, visitors must first obtain a permit from a Ranger station.

Plants & animals

 

The rivers, creeks and billabongs throughout the area are inhabited by both Freshwater and Saltwater (Esturine) Crocodiles. The Saltwater Crocodile is potentially dangerous to humans. For your safety, do not swim in, or allow children to play near the water's edge.

 

Information for this National Park has been supplied courtesy of The Parks and Wildlife Service NT

 

 

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