Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 30th December 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The Magela Creek is now at 0.2m and S-bends are at 0.3m, for Visitor Safety we recommend 4WD vehicles only as the water is fast flowing and may continue to rise. If you have any further inquiries please contact Bowali Visitor Center on 89381120. 
  • Cahills Crossing closed and is currently at 1.5m.
  • The Barrk walk has now re-opened, take plenty of water.
  • Until 31st March 2016 access to Ubirr is from 2pm until sunset –  permitted tour operators can access Ubirr from 8.30am using their wet season key.
  • Marrawuddi Gallery and An-mak Anme Cafe will be closed from the 19th of  December 2015, until the 4th of January 2016.
  • 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 Closed Due to seasonal conditions.
Bucket Billabong Closed Due to seasonal conditions.
Alligator Billabong Closed Due to seasonal conditions.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Due to seasonal conditions.
4 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Due to seaonal conditions.
West Alligator Head Closed Due to seasonal conditions.
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
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Closed  
Burdulba Campground Closed  
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open
From
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 Magela creek water level is currently at 0.2m and the S-bends are at 0.3m as of 29/12/2015. 4WD vehicles recommened as water is fast flowing and still rising.
Cahills Crossing Closed Due to high water levels, currently at 1.5m.
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 Closed Walk closed for visitor safety due to high water level.
Gubara Pools walk Open
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Closed
Sandy Billabong Campground Closed
Bubba walk Closed The walk has been closed for visitor safety as there have been Buffalo sightings.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open  .
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Closed Seasonal closure 20/12/2015
Yellow Water Road Closed
Yellow Water boat ramp Closed Fisherman can access Home billabong boat ramp.
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of the 18/12/2015.
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of the 18/12/2015.
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of the 9/12/2015.
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 Closed  Seasonal closure.
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
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