Kakadu National Park – Road and Access Report 30 August 2014


 Roadworks have commenced on the Old Jim Jim Road.

Gunlom Campground, day use area and walk to the top pool are now open.  For visitors with breathing difficulties, please be advised the area is still quite smokey..

There have been buffalo sightings in the Mary River Region, please drive with care.

The 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.


Come join in on our free ranger-guided activity program. Over 40 free weekly activities to choose from;

-         Daily rock art site talks at Ubirr and Nourlangie

-         Night time slideshows across the park five nights a week

-         Guided walks

-         Cultural activities – come and learn to weave and paint

To download the What’s On Guide, go to: http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/pub/whatson-2014.pdf

Explore Nourlangie and spend some time marvelling at the timeless rock art and ancient Aboriginal shelter on this 1.5km circular walk.

Combine your visit to Nourlangie Rock with a climb to Nawurlandja Lookout for spectacular views of Nourlangie, the Arnhemland escarpment and Anbangbang Billabong.

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. Please be advised that roadworks have commenced. Please drive with care.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands Open Bird Hide and 3km walk open.
Gungarre Walk Closed Due to seasonal burning in the area.
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. Exercise extreme care – crocodile habitat.
West Alligator Head Open 4WD Only.
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
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.
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
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              
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Open 4WD only.  To book a guided 4WD tour, contact Top End Explorer Tours on 08 8979 3615 or 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 Top End Explorer Tours on 08 8979 3615 or Gagadju Adventure Tours on 08 8979 1500.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Open 4WD only.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Open
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Open 4WD only.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Open
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
Maguk Open
Yurmikmik Walks Open
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. To book a guided tour please call Top End Explorer Tours on 08 8979 3615. Mondays and Thursdays only.
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Open
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes Open 4WD only. Day use only.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) Open