Kakadu National Park – Road and Access Report 1 October 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

Gubara will closed Thursday 2nd October due to Wildfire suppression Operations.

Gunlom plunge pool and Ikoymarrwa ( lower Moline Rockhole) are closed to swimming- we have received reports of possible crocodile sightings in these areas.

Park staff are taking all precautions and surveys will be carried out tonight and again tomorrow morning.

We will keep you updated. In the mean time, both areas are open but under no circumstances should people enter the water.

Visitors to the park are advised to stay vigilant around waterways and always keep a safe distance to the water’s edge.

Due to cultural reasons some ranger activities in the East Alligator Region may not go ahead.  Please check with Bowali Visitor Centre for details.

  • Barrk Sandstone and Barrk Malam bushwalks will close 6 October due to extreme heat.
  • Road upgrades occurring on the Maguk road at the first creek crossing from Tuesday 16 September.  Visitors may experience short delays.
  • Twin Falls will be closed from Monday 6 October 2014 for pre-wet season road upgrades.  For further details please contact 08 8938 1107.
  • No water available at West Alligator Head – please take all water with you.
  • Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse) is closed, only Campground is operating, there is a caretaker working on site. Last fuel stop Pine Creek or Cooinda (150km apart).

Drivers should be aware of the potential presence of crocodiles in water crossings in Kakadu National Park — Do not enter the water and stay inside the vehicle at all times while crossing water bodies in vehicles.

Check out Gubara (unsealed road), a 6km return walk past sandstone cliffs to shady monsoon forest pools. A pleasant place to spend the heat of the day! Please observe warning signage.

Aboriginal rock art fan?  Take the 3.4 km return walk to Nanguluwur art site!  This quiet site is an easy walk through woodlands and a must for those seeking out amazing rock art.

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Area Status Additional Information
Main roads
Arnhem Highway Open Please note there are currently roadworks in various sections between Bark Hut Inn and Humpty Doo, also from Bark Hut Inn to the Pt Stuart turnoff.  Motorists are advised to heed all traffic control.
Kakadu Highway Open Please note there is no fuel available at Goymarr Road House, you can purchase fuel in Pine Creek or Cooinda Lodge. There have been buffalo sightings on the highway at the southern end of the park, please drive with care.
Old Jim Jim Road Open 4WD Only.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands Open
Gungarre Walk Open
Red Lily Billabong Open 4WD Only.
Bucket Billabong Open 4WD Only.
Alligator Billabong Open 4WD Only.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Open 4WD Only.
4 Mile Hole Billabong Open 4WD Only.
West Alligator Head Open 4WD Only.  No water available on-site.  Please take all water with you for personal use.
Jabiru region
Bowali Visitor Centre Open Visitor Centre and Tourist Information Services are open from 8am to 5pm daily.
Bowali bike and walking track Open
Illigadjarr Walk Open
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Open
Burdulba Campground Open
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open
Cahill’s Crossing Open High clearance vehicles only. For current tidal information, click on the following link: http://tides.willyweather.com.au/
Manngarre rainforest walk Open Due to cultural reasons, there will be no guided walk at Manngarre on Friday.
Bardedjilidji walk Open
Sandstone & river bush walk Open
Merl Campground Open
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie Open
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open
Anbangbang Billabong walk Open  
Gubara Pools walk Open Due to observed estuarine crocodile activity in the area, please observe all warning signage. Due to Wildfire suppression Operations Gubara will be closed on Thursday 2 October.
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open Plan to leave early as possible to avoid the heat of the day. Take at least 3 litres of water per walker.
Muirella Park Campground Open
Sandy Billabong Campground Open 4WD only.
Bubba walk Open Part walk open, please observe signage.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Open
Yellow Water Road Open
Yellow Water boat ramp Open
Home Billabong walk Open
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Open
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) Open
Mardugal Billabong Walk Open
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Open               4WD only.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Open 4WD only.  To book a guided 4WD tour,contact Gagadju Adventure Tours on 08 8979 1500.
Twin Falls Open High clearance 4WD with snorkel only as creek crossing is currently 0.6m deep. Ticket price for Twin Falls boat shuttle is $12.50 per adult (U16s are free).  To book a guided 4WD tour contact  Gagadju Adventure Tours on 08 8979 1500.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Open 4WD only.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Open 4WD only.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Open 4WD only.  Plan to leave early as possible to avoid the heat of the day. Take at least 3 litres of water per walker.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Open 4WD only.  Plan to leave early as possible to avoid the heat of the day. Take at least 3 litres of water per walker.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Open Access by permit only.
Mary River region There have been buffalo sightings in the Mary River region, please drive with care. The Mary River Roadhouse is closed, only campground is operating, a caretaker is working on site.
Gunlom Open 4WD only. Plunge pool closed to swimming.
Maguk Open 4WD only.  Road works commencing 16 September, drivers may experience minor delays.
Yurmikmik Walks Open Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.
Kambolgie Campground Open Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.
Bukbukluk Lookout Open
Gungurul Campground Open
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk Open
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) Open Site accessible by permit only.
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Open 4WD only.
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes Open 4WD only. Day use only. Closed to swimming.
.Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) Open 4WD only.