Kakadu National Park – Road and Access Report 24 April 2014

At this time of year, severe storms associated with flash flooding and significant stream rises may affect site access. Please travel safely and take any changing weather conditions into account. Contact Bowali Visitor Centre for all up-to-date details, or to report any incidents on: 08 8938 1120.

For further information on roads within the Northern Territory, check the NT Government road report at: http://www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/obstructions-byregion.jsp.

THINGS TO DO IN KAKADU

  • Check out Gubara [unsealed road, 4WD only. No swimming due to wet season conditions] – a 6km return walk past sandstone cliffs to shady monsoon forest pools. A pleasant place to spend the heat of the day!
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. Motorists are advised to heed all traffic control.
Kakadu Highway Open
Old Jim Jim Road Closed Seasonal closure.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands Open Bird Hide and 3km walk open.
Gungarre Walk Open
Red Lily Billabong Closed Seasonal closure.
Bucket Billabong Closed Seasonal closure.
Alligator Billabong Closed Seasonal closure.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Seasonal closure.
4 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Seasonal closure.
West Alligator Head Closed Seasonal closure.
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 Closed Seasonal closure.
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Closed Seasonal closure.
Burdulba Campground Closed Seasonal closure.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open 8.30am until sunset. 0.5m of water over Magela Creek crossing. High clearance vehicles only.
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open 0.5m of water over Magela Creek crossing. High clearance vehicles only.
Cahill’s Crossing Open High clearance 4WD vehicles only.
Manngarre rainforest walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Bardedjilidji walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Sandstone & river bush walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Merl Campground Open Merl 2 (Tent Campground) is open.  Merl 1 (Caravan Campground) is currently closed.
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie Open
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open
Anbangbang Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Gubara Pools walk Open Currently no swimming due to crocodile risk and fast- flowing water.
Nanguluwur art site walk Closed Temporary closure due to feral animal control taking place.
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 Closed Seasonal closure.
Bubba walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Closed Seasonal closure.
Yellow Water Road Closed Seasonal closure. Yellow Water Cruises depart from Cooinda Lodge. For bookings, call 1800 500 401.
Yellow Water boat ramp Closed Seasonal closure.
Home Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure.
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 Closed Seasonal closure.
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Closed Seasonal closure. Scenic Flights now in operation to Jim Jim Falls/Twin Falls. For bookings, call Scenic Flight Company on 08 8979 3432 or Kakadu Air on 1800 089 113.
Twin Falls Closed Seasonal closure. Scenic Flights now in operation to Jim Jim Falls/Twin Falls. For bookings, call Kakadu Air on 1800 089 113 or Scenic Flight Company on 08 8979 3432.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Closed Seasonal closure.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Closed Seasonal closure.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Closed Seasonal closure.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Closed Seasonal closure.
Mary River region Please note: Mary River Roadhouse is out of unleaded fuel – diesel only.
Gunlom Closed Seasonal closure.
Maguk Closed Seasonal closure.
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) Closed Seasonal closure.
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Closed Seasonal closure.
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes Open 4WD only. Day use only.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) Closed Seasonal closure.