Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 7th December 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Gunlom is now CLOSED due to seasonal conditions.
  • Old Jim Jim Road is now CLOSED due to high water levels.
  • As of December 1st until March 31st access to Ubirr is from 2pm until sun set –  permitted tour operators can access Ubirr from 8.30 am using their wet season key.
  • FREE ranger-guided activities on now in KakaduPlease see the link below  http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/pub/programs-2015.pdf for full details.
  • The Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre has commenced wet season opening times until 25 March 2016 – now open 10am to 3pm daily.
  • The Sandstone/River walk in the East Alligator River region has been CLOSED for the wet season.
  • Water facilities – Due to seasonal conditions, we recommend boiling water from campgrounds and day use areas for at least 10 minutes prior to consumption.

 

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 CLOSED Road closure due to high water levels.
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 4WD only.
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 will be closed from Thursday 3rd December to reopen when seasonal conditions allow for wet season tours.
December 1st until March 31st – Ubirr access is from 2pm until sunset – permitted tour operators can access Ubirr from 8.30 am with their wet season access key.
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/nt/kakadu/east-alligator-river–cahills-crossing.html
Manngarre rainforest walk Open
Bardedjilidji walk Open
Sandstone & river bush walk Closed  Seasonal closure as of 27/11/2015.
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of 16/10/2015. Please observe all warning signage.
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 Wet Season Hours – Open daily from 10am – 3pm (until 25 March 2016).
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Twin Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Closed Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Closed Seasonal closure as of the 16/10/2015.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of the 16/10/2015.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Closed Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Mary River region
Gunlom Closed  Seasonal closure as of the 7/12/2015.
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) Closed  Seasonal closure as of the 5/11/2015.
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area 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
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