Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 13th October 2015


The Nourlangie region is now open Including the Gubara walking track and Nanguluwur art site .

Rangers have closed the Malabanjbanjdju carvan camping area and Burdulba caravan camping area. Due to a potential fire threat. The Malabanjbajdju tent camping area will remain open at this stage.   

Please observe all warning signage and report all bushfire concerns to the Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 89381120.

Water facilities- Due to seasonal conditions, we recommend boiling water from campgrounds and day use areas for at least 10 minutes pior to consumption.

Rangers have now completed dry season burning off. If you do notice any fires in the area please notify Bowali visitor centre.

Kakadu Bird Week 14 – 21 October 2015

Area Status Additional Information
Main roads
Arnhem Highway Open
Kakadu Highway Open There have been buffalo sightings on the highway at the southern end of the park, please drive with care.
Old Jim Jim Road Open High clearance 4WD only.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wet lands Open
Gungarre Walk Open
Red Lily Billabong Open High clearance 4WD only.
Bucket Billabong Open High clearance 4WD only.
Alligator Billabong Open High clearance 4WD only.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Open High clearance 4WDonly
4 Mile Hole Billabong Open High clearance 4WD only
West Alligator Head Open High clearance 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 Closed Due to potential fire threat in the area.
Burdulba Campground Closed  Due to potential fire threat in the area.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open The Guluyambi cruise is operating; for more information call 1800525238. Ubirr is open from 8:30am until sunset.
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open
Cahill’s Crossing Open Permits are required to enter Arnhemland. Please contact Northern Land Council and check tide times at http://tides.willyweather.com.au/print/nt/kakadu/east-alligator-river–cahills-crossing.html
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
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Open
Sandy Billabong Campground Open
Bubba walk Open
Mirrai Lookout walk Open  .
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Open
Yellow Water Road Open
Yellow Water boat ramp Open
Home Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 21/12/14.
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Closed Due to seasonal access but you can still access the boat ramp area.
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.
Twin Falls Open Access only by high clearance 4WD with snorkel. Jim Jim creek crossing 0.6m.Twin falls boat shuttle is now operating again. One boats operational but may be slight delays.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Open .
Budjmi Lookout Walk Open .
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Open
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Open
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Open 4WD only. Permit required for camping in the area. Please visit http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/camping-and-bushwalking
Mary River region
Gunlom Open
Maguk Open
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 Permit required. Visit http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/access-jarrangbarnmi-koolpin-gorge
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Open
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes Open 4WD only. Day use only. Crocodiles can move into the area at any time. Please call Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120 to report any sightings.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) Open