Kakadu National Park – Road and Access Report 27th March 2015

 

PLEASE NOTE:

During the wet season places may close at short notice due to flash flooding.

  • Gubara is now 4WD only.
  • Magela Creek is 0.70m and now classed impassable
  • The Guluyambi combo cruise and Ubirr tour is operating; for more information call 1800895179
  • With recent storm activity, localised flooding can occur across roads.  Drivers should be aware of fast flowing water and 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.
Area Status Additional Information
Main roads
Arnhem Highway Open
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 Closed
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands Open Bird hide is open. 3km wetlands walk remains closed.
Gungarre Walk Closed The billabong is still accessible from the back of the resort.
Red Lily Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 14/12/14 .
Bucket Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 4/12/14.
Alligator Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 4/12/14.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 5/01/15.
4 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Seasonal closure 22/12/14.
West Alligator Head Closed Seasonal closure as of 12/12/14.
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 as of 30/12/14.
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Closed Seasonal closure as of 17/1/15.
Burdulba Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 17/1/14.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Closed The Guluyambi combo cruise and Ubirr tour is operating; for more information call 18008951
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Closed The Magela is 0.70m and now classed impassable
Cahill’s Crossing Closed Road closed as of 3/12/14.
Manngarre rainforest walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 2/1/15.
Bardedjilidji walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 2/1/15.
Sandstone & river bush walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 2/1/15.
Merl Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 2/1/15.
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie Open
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open
Anbangbang Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 28/12/14.
Gubara Pools walk Open Rangers have re-opened this area for walking. Swimming in the area is not permitted due to crocodile risk. Flood damage and surface water on road; 4WD access only.
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 3/1/15.
Sandy Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Bubba walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
Yellow Water Road Closed Seasonal closure of road. Yellow Water Cruises are still operating from Cooinda Lodge – for bookings telephone 08 8979 1500 or 1800 500 401.
Yellow Water boat ramp Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
Home Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 21/12/14.
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Open daily from 11am to 4.00pm, until 3rd April 2015.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Closed Seasonal closure.
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) Open
Mardugal Billabong Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 5/12/14.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Twin Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of 6/10/14.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Closed Seasonal closure as of 6/10/14.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 06/10/14.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Closed Seasonal closure as of 20/11/14.
Mary River region There have been buffalo sightings in the Mary River region, please drive with care. The Mary River Roadhouse and campground are closed. There is no drinking water available at this site.
Gunlom Closed Seasonal closure as of 3/12/14 .
Maguk Closed Seasonal closure as of 20/12/14.
Yurmikmik Walks Open 4WD only. Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.
Kambolgie Campground Open 4WD only.  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 as of 3/12/14.
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Closed Seasonal closure as of 3/12/14.
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) Closed Seasonal closure.