Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 20th July 2015


West Alligator Head is now Open! High clearance 4WD only.

Following the 2 Mile/4 Mile Hole track leads you to West Alligator Head – this is the only opportunity to view Kakadu’s pristine coast line by land. Bush campsites are available – please take water with you and obey all safety information on-site.

  • FREE ranger-guided activities
     For cultural reasons, free ranger-guided activities and cultural demonstrations have been suspended in the East Alligator region (Ubirr and Merl campground) until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
  • All other Guided walks, slide shows/activities in other regions will continue as per normal schedule.
  • Connect with country and get a deeper understanding of Kakadu’s natural and cultural features.
  • Guided tours available, for details contact Bowali Visitor Centre (08 8938 1120)

Dry season burning has now commenced, please drive with caution smoke may be over the road in some areas.

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 Open .
Burdulba Campground Open
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open The Guluyambi cruise is operating; for more information call 1800525238. Ubirr is open from 8:30am until sunset. Please note bathrooms are being upgraded. One side will still be available.
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 Rangers have re-opened this area for walking. Swimming in the area is not permitted due to crocodile risk.
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Open
Sandy Billabong Campground Open
Bubba walk Open Part open. Please observe signs
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) 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.
Twin Falls Open Access only by high clearance 4WD with snorkel. Jim Jim creek crossing 0.7m. Access to the gorge via boat shuttle $12.50 per adult.
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.
Mary River region Buy you park pass from Mary River ranger station, Mon – Fri 9am- 4pm.
Gunlom Open
Maguk Open 4WD Only.
Yurmikmik Walks Open Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.  Seasonal burning in progress, please travel with caution.
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