Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park protects part of the
Douglas River, its riverine wildlife, and some of its thermal
springs. The Park is owned by the Wagiman people who jointly
manage it with the Parks and Wildlife Commission.
The Wagiman women have the cultural responsibility of looking after
this land. They ask that you help care for their country and respect
their sacred places during your stay. The Park is an important
place for women's business ceremonies and Wagiman women retain the
right to close the park should they wish to carry out ceremonies
on their land.
Location: 130 km from Katherine and 200 km from Darwin. If you
are travelling south, take the Old Stuart Highway scenic route from
Adelaide River. If travelling north take the scenic route just north of
Hayes Creek. The last 7 km into Tjuwaliyn is a formed gravel road
providing dry season access (May - September) for all vehicles. The
towing of caravans and trailers is usually possible.
The most comfortable time to visit is in the dry season (May -
September). Heavy rains during the wet season (October - April) may
cause road closures.