Keep River National Park


Keep River National Park

Infobox_protected_area_of_Australia | name = Keep River National Park
iucn_category = II



caption =
locator_x = 111
locator_y = 40
nearest_town_or_city = Kununurra
coordinates = coord|15|48|59|S|129|08|23|E|type:landmark_region:AU
area = 568.89 km²
established = 1991
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
managing_authorities = Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
official_site = [http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/parks/find/keepriver.html Keep River National Park]

Keep River National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 418 km southwest of Darwin and 468 km west of Katherine. The nearest town is Kununurra in Western Australia.

The park has a number of striking sandstone formations and there is an Indigenous Australian art site at the end of the walk along the floor of the Keep River Gorge. The park falls within the tribal area of the Mirriwung and Gadjerong people.

Like most of the "Top End" parks, access can be restricted due to flooding in the wet season. The most comfortable period for visiting is between May and August when the temperature ranges from a max 35 C to a minimum of 10 C.

"See also:" Protected areas of the Northern Territory (Australia)


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