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Check if a park is open: Berry Springs closes for swimming

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture is reminding Territorians and visitors to ‘Check if a Park is Open’ before travelling to our national parks, to avoid disappointment. While many Territory Parks remain open year-round, others are subject to seasonal closures.

Berry Springs Nature Park closes for swimming tomorrow, 17 October 2019. The picnic areas remain open. The swimming spots close towards the end of the Dry Season each year as water levels drop and bacteria levels rise.  

To find out whether a Park is open, visit https://nt.gov.au/leisure/parks-reserves or check out the Parks and Wildlife Facebook page.

Quotes from NT Parks and Wildlife A/Chief District Ranger Darwin Urban Parks, Louise Kean:

“Our Parks are some of the most spectacular in Australia, if not the world, but so is our weather, which means some Parks are subject to seasonal closures.

“Although Berry Springs closes for swimming tomorrow, nearby Litchfield National Park remains open throughout the year, with swimming available at beautiful spots such as Wangi Falls and Florence Falls. The Territory Wildlife Park also remains open and further afield Edith Falls is open for swimming and walking.

“We remind all Park visitors to take notice of Park closures and to Be Crocwise. Crocodiles live in waterways across the Top End, so heed warning signs about where you can and can’t swim, and always camp at least 50 metres from the water’s edge.”

Media Contact: Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture Media Manager 0476 844 832