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Limmen National Park
A helicopter takes off from the Lost City in Limmen National Park
Southern Lost City - Limmen National Park

Limmen National Park

The Gulf region is known for its rivers and this is strongly reflected in the drive through Limmen National Park, which crosses four major rivers and follows a fifth, the Roper River, for awhile.

This Park is very popular with anglers and birdwatchers. A diversity of landscapes makes the drive through the Park varied and interesting - passing woodlands, rivers, floodplains and billabongs, while short detours reward visitors with more.

Butterfly Springs, the only place in the Park you can safely swim, is along the Nathan River Road and has a campground set among shady trees. Southern Lost City can be experienced via a two kilometre loop walk among its spectacular leaning sandstone spires. The Western Lost City is reached via a 28 kilometre 4WD track, you will need a key from the Nathan River Ranger Station to get through the gate. Discover the great little Visitor Centre when you collect your key.

Make sure you have plenty of fuel as there is no fuel stop between Roper Bar and Cape Crawford (a distance of 338 kilometres).

There are a variety of camping opportunities across the Park, from the large Munbililla campground to the more remote sites along the rivers. Fees apply and sites must be booked online before you visit.

Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $10.00 to $60.00
    Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping fees apply to all visitors.
  • Child tickets from $5.00 to $30.00
    Park entry fees - Parks Pass applies. (NT residents exempt). Camping fees apply to all visitors.


  • Barbeque
  • Boating Facilities
  • Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites
  • Carpark
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Four Wheel Driving
  • Hiking
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walks


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