It’s time to go hiking - Walk in the Park back for Katherine and Alice Springs

The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory Walk in the Park program is happening again this year with events in Katherine and Alice Springs Parks and Reserves.

This popular program is free, fun and ‘first-time-hiker’ friendly and an opportunity for all those who would like to explore the incredible network of tracks and trails in the NT’s National Parks and Reserves.

Also on offer is the chance to discover amazing plants, spend time watching the birds, gaze at incredible views, all while making new friends along the way.

PWCNT Community Engagement Officer for the Katherine Region, Clare Pearce said finding your feet out on a walking track for the very first time can be a bit daunting.

“Joining a Walk in the Park gives people all the support and encouragement they need to take that first big step.”

“Taking a Walk in the Park is also a great way to de-stress from the week before, get your weekly dose of nature and reset for the week ahead, all our walks this year take in amazing views which are great photo opportunities” Ms Pearce said.

The series kicks off in April and will continue until September with walks taking in a number of different Parks and Reserves in Alice Springs and Katherine.

All participants will need to be able to walk at least three kilometres over an uneven track and carry their own water and snacks for the day.

Numbers are limited and bookings are essential.

Katherine Region:Baruwei Loop Track Katherine Gorge – April 83.7 lm loop, level moderateLeliyn Loop Track Leliyn/Edith Falls – May 212.6 km loop, level moderateNorthern Rockhole, Jatbula Trail Katherine George – June 247 km return, level moderateWindolf Walk, Pat’s Lookout and Jedda’s Rock Katherine Gorge – July 97 km hike, level moderateLong Hole Pool, Leliyn/Edith Falls – August 124.6 km return, level moderateTo book or for more information please contact: 8973 8865 or email 

Alice Springs Region:
Bradshaw Walk Alice Springs Telegraph Station – April 5 (pm) and April 9 (am)
4 km loop, level easy
Cassia Hill Simpsons Gap – May 3 (pm) and May 7 (am)
1.8 km loop, level easy
Woodland Trail Simpsons Gap – June 14 (pm) and June 18 (am)
5 km return, level easy
Hat Hill Saddle Simpsons Gap – July 19 (pm) and July 23 (am)
4.2 km return, level moderate
Panorama Walk Trephina Gorge – August 13 (am)
2.5 km loop, level moderateTo book or for more information please contact: 8951 8247 or email

Judbarra Walk