Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Nature Park off the Stuart Highway north of Katherine a travel information for self drive visitors guide


: Access driving via the sealed Stuart Highway south from Darwin or north from Alice Springs.
umbrawarra-gorge map
How to get to Umbrawarra Gorge the turnoff is about 3 km south of Pine Creek and then 22 klm can on a very dusty and corrugated unsealed road.

Umbrawarra Gorge
The Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park, located about 115 kilometres from Katherine, protects a beautiful isolated gorge with steep red cliffs and a creek that meanders through the gorge in the early to mid dry season. A walking track winds alongside the creek to a large pool with a small sandy beach and the rest of the gorge can only be reached by wading, swimming and rock hopping. Permits must be obtained for rock climbing and abseiling. No water is available, so please bring your own supplies and camping fees apply. Please note that during the tropical season, especially after rain, the road may be closed.

Opening times: Daily, possible road closures after heavy rains.
Activities: Off Road Driving Camping Swimming Animal Viewing Self-Guided"
Facilities: BBQ Facilities Car park Picnic Area Public Toilet

How to get to Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park
The Park is located about 245 km from Darwin and about 115 km from Katherine. Drive along the Stuart Highway to about 3 km south of Pine Creek. Then turn south west onto an unsealed road. The next 22 km can become very dusty and corrugated. This section contains steep dips and creek crossings. Drive with care. It is best to visit in the dry season, (May to September) when the river level has dropped and the gorge is accessible. Roads - the Park can be reached by all vehicles in the dry season (May - September). Towing caravans along this road is not recommended due to the corrugations. During the wet season (October - April), especially after rain, the road is often closed. Consult maps and check road conditions on 1800 246 199 prior to your visit.

Umbrawarra supports significant colonies of the Short-eared Rock-wallaby and the Rock Ringtailed Possum. Keen bushwalkers will almost certainly catch a glimpse of some of these native marsupials

Visitor Facilities
The campground has a A small campground with a pit-toilet is only a short distance from the gorge entrance. A pit toilet (don't ask - a pit toilet or as we say long drop box is a deep hole with a toilet on top of it) picnic facilities barbecue facilities car park Camping fees apply and should be deposited in the honesty box provided.
There is no drinking water provided.

Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park activities
Rocky pools and small sandy beaches provide beautiful swimming spots, early to mid-dry season only. The creek stops flowing late in the dry season. An easy 1km walk leads into the Gorge, but if you want to go further along the creek you will have to swim and rock-hop. There are magnificent views from the cliff-tops. For rock climbing and abseiling, permits must be obtained from the Batchelor or Palmerston Parks and Wildlife Services offices before you arrive at Umbrawarra.

Umbrawarra Gorge Nature Park blog: I did this back in the 1990's in a hilux and the road was alright for some of the way then there was a incline and it got corrogated and narrow so becareful. At the crest the view over the Umbrawarra Gorge was quiet well 'Outback'. So is Umbrawarra Gorge on the Jatbula Trail.

47 kilometres from the Stuart Highway via Oolloo Road, the popular

Located 47 kilometres from the Stuart Highway via Oolloo Road, the popular Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park.
Located 130 kilometres from Katherine, these hot springs are surrounded by tropical woodlands and hold water up to 60 degrees Celsius.

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Nature Park known as Douglas Hot Springs Nature Park Peppimenarti
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