Keep River National Park

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Keep River National Park
Northern Territory
IUCN category II (national park)
Keep-River-Nationalpark, View from Gurrandalng.jpg
View from Gurrandalng
Keep River National Park is located in Northern Territory
Keep River National Park
Keep River National Park
Nearest town or city Kununurra
Coordinates 15°48′59″S 129°08′23″E / 15.81639°S 129.13972°E / -15.81639; 129.13972Coordinates: 15°48′59″S 129°08′23″E / 15.81639°S 129.13972°E / -15.81639; 129.13972
Established 15 April 1981 (1981-04-15)[1]
Area 574.37 km2 (221.8 sq mi)[1]
Managing authorities Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
Website Keep River National Park
See also Protected areas of the Northern Territory

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. Most of the land in the park also lies within the Keep River Important Bird Area, identified as such because of its importance for the conservation of the endangered Gouldian finch.[2]


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 maximum of 35 °C to a minimum of 10 °C.

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  1. ^ a b "CAPAD 2012 Northern Territory Summary (see 'DETAIL' tab)". CAPAD 2012. Australian Government - Department of the Environment. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Keep River. Downloaded from on 2011-07-15.