Find a Boat Ramp
Map of NT Boat Ramps
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Take your safety seriously, ultimately how you behave around crocodile habitats is your responsibility.
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Tidal Access Recommendations
Please note the tidal access information below is intended as a guide only and must not be relied upon. Weather events and the build up of sand or mud at ramps and channels can temporarily or periodically alter tidal access restrictions. Don’t forget to check the tides.
Darwin boat ramps
|Dinah Beach ramp||Approximately 3km from central Darwin on Frances Bay Drive||2.5m|
|Hudson Creek ramp||Casey Street East Arm||Above 2.5m|
|Doyles ramp (Darwin Ski Club)||End of Conacher Street adjacent to the Ski Club on the foreshores of Fannie Bay approximately 4km from central Darwin||Above 2.5m|
|Nightcliff ramp||Corner of Banksia Street and Casuarina Drive, Nightcliff, approximately 2km from Nightcliff Shopping Centre||Above 2.5m|
|Palmerston ramp||Adjacent to Elizabeth River Bridge on the Palmerston side, approximately 9km from Stuart Highway via University Avenue||Most tides|
|Channel Island ramp||Approximately 25km west of Palmerston, across Elizabeth River Bridge||Most tides|
|Middle Arm ramp||End of Middle Arm Road approximately 15km from Cox Peninsula Road||Most tides but may be difficult at low water|
|Buffalo Creek ramp||Approximately 2km from signpost on Lee Point Road – Buffalo Creek provides access to Shoal Bay.
Secure parking is available approximately 70 metres from the boat ramp. It’s free. You must call for access when you arrive.
|All tides at ramp – no access through Buffalo Creek mouth below 4m|
|Leaders Creek ramp||The turn-off to the Leaders Creek ramp is approximately 44km along Gunn Point Road off Howard Springs Road – turn right at the signpost. Parts of the road may be badly corrugated.||Above 2m|
|Saltwater Arm ramp||The turn off to Saltwater Arm boat ramp is 2km before the Leaders Creek ramp||Above 2m|
|Adelaide River ramp||Next to Adelaide River Bridge on the Arnhem Highway||Most tides but difficulties may be encountered on extremely low water|
|Corroboree Billabong ramp||Corroboree ramp, turn left 1km east of Corroboree Park tavern and follow the signs||No tidal influence|
|Rock Hole ramp||Turn left off Point Stuart Road||No tidal influence|
|Mary River ramp||Upstream of Mary River Bridge on the Arnhem Highway||No tidal influence|
|Shady Camp ramps||Upstream and downstream of Shady Camp barrage||No tidal influence on freshwater side, seasonal on saltwater side, generally half tide upwards|
|South Alligator ramp||Downstream of the South Alligator bridge on the Arnhem Highway||Varies, generally half tide upwards|
|East Alligator ramps||Upstream and downstream of Cahills Crossing||Varies, generally half tide upwards|
|Dundee Beach ramp||Native Point Dundee Lodge||
The ramp is accessible at tides above 2.8m.
Sediment build up at the ramp can occur and maintenance is ongoing.
Ramp users should check on current conditions.
|Finniss River ramp||Hardcastle Road||No tidal influence|
|Milne Inlet ramp||Milne Road Bynoe Harbour||Above 3m|
|Six Pack Creek ramp||Bynoe Harbour||Above 2.5m|
|Channel Point ramp||Permit required. Read about permits for Channel Point.||Above 3.5m|
|Daly River ramp||Wooliana Road||Most tides|
Nhulunbuy boat ramps
|Sea Swift Community Boat ramp||Above 1.5m|
|Gove Yacht Club ramp||Mid-tide upwards|
Gulf of Carpentaria boat ramps
|Roper Bar ramp||Roper Bar Crossing Roper Highway||Above 2.5m|
|Tomato Island ramp||Roper Highway||Above 2.5m|
|No. 1 landing ramp||Roper River mouth||Above 2m|
|Borroloola Town ramp||Borroloola Town||Above 3.5m|
|Rocky Creek ramp||Rocky Creek||Above 3.5m|
|Mule Creek ramp||Mule Creek||Above 2.5m|
|King Ash Bay Boat ramp||King Ash Bay||Mid tide and upwards|
The tides above are supplied by WillyWeather. AFANT cannot gaurantee, and accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information displayed. Further, these tidal predictions are for Darwin Harbour only and adjustments need to be made for other locations.