Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report -15th September 2015


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

The free ranger activities that take place at Merl campground have changed location and will be now held at the Border Store.

  • FREE ranger-guided activities.
  • 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)
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.
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
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 0.6m.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 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