Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 10th March 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Ubirr Art Site is now CLOSED due to the Magela Creek being IMPASSABLE as water levels have risen to 1.2m
  • Mardugal campground is now open.
  • Water facilities – Due to seasonal conditions, we recommend boiling water from campgrounds and day use areas for at least 10 minutes prior to consumption.
  • Over the next four weeks, amenities upgrades will be occurring across the park at the Arnhem Highway Information Bay, Mary River Ranger Station Information Centre, Merl, Mardugal and Muirella Park Campgrounds. Signs will be on site directing visitors to the nearest local facilities. As there are two bathroom facilities onsite at Mardgual, one block will be done at a time enabling visitors to still access the other amenities block. For full details on access, please contact Bowali Visitor Centre 08 89381120
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 Closed Due to high water levels at Magela Creek 
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Impassable
Water levels currently at 1.2m, S bend at 1.2m.
Cahills Crossing Closed The crossing is CLOSED due to high water levels as of 23/01/2016
Manngarre rainforest walk Closed  Due to seasonal conditions
Bardedjilidji walk Closed  Due to seasonal conditions
Sandstone & river bush walk Closed  Seasonal closure as of 27/11/2015.
Merl Campground Closed  Seasonal closure as of the 27/01/2016
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 Day use only. Crocodiles can move into this areas at any time. Please call Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120 to report any sightings.
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 The Yellow Water Cruise departs from Home Billabong boat ramp.
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 The Yellow Water Cruise departs from Home Billabong boat ramp. Due to high water levels at boat ramp please be cautious when launching boats.
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Hours – Open daily from 9am – 5pm
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Closed High water levels at boat ramp please be cautious when launching boats.
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 High Clearance 4WD only please drive with care and adhere all signage.
Kambolgie Campground Open
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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