Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 27th of July 2016


Ranger Guided Activcites are now available from Monday to Saturday throughout Kakadu! Look below to find out whats happening, when and where or check out our website to download a copy of the Weekly Activities!  


  • Ranger guided activities may be callcelled for reasons beyond our control at a moments notice.
  • Kakadu early dry season burning program has commenced. Every year in the early dry season, controlled burns are conducted across the park by Bininj/Mungguy and park staff. This helps to clean up removing dry grassses which helps generate new plant growth. Please observe all burning warning signs, and for further information contact Bowali.
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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 Ranger Guided Walk: Tue 8am to 10am
Gungarre Walk Open
Red Lily Billabong Open 4WD required
Bucket Billabong Open 4WD required
Alligator Billabong Open 4WD required
2 Mile Hole Billabong Open  
4 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Due to salvinia outbreak affecting 95% of the billabong, Four Mile Hole will be temporarily closed for remediation during 2016.  Two Mile Hole will still be accessible.
West Alligator Head Open No Water Available. Must Take own water. Road is in good condition, loose gravel surface. please drive safely to conditions.
Jabiru region
Bowali Visitor Centre Open Visitor Centre and Tourist Information Services are open from 8am to 5pm daily.

Guided Cultural Activities: Tue 9:30 to 1pm and Fri 10:30am to 1:30pm

Ranger Talk: Thur 1pm to 2pm

Bowali bike and walking track Open Ranger Guided Walk: Fri 8:30 to 10am (meet at Bowali Visitor Centre)
Illigadjarr Walk Open
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open Camping fees apply.
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Open Camping fees apply.
Burdulba Campground Open Camping fees apply.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open From 8:30am until sunset.
Ranger Guided Walk: Tue, Wed and Fri 9:30 to 11:30am
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open
Cahills Crossing Open
Manngarre rainforest walk Open  Short walk only is now open
Bardedjilidji walk Open
Ranger Guided Walk:Thurs 8:30-10:30am
Sandstone & river bush walk Open
Merl Campground Open Campground 2 is OPEN 

Ranger Guided Activity: Mon 1 to 3pm

Ranger Guided Activity: Thurs 11 to 1 pm

Nourlangie region
Nourlangie Open Ranger Guided Rock Art Talks: Mon, Wed and Fri 9am to 11am.
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open Ranger Guided Walk: Mon 5pm to 6:30pm
Anbangbang Billabong walk Open Sightings of Feral PIGS. Be Careful when going into car park.
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 Ranger Guided Walk: Thur 8am to 10:30am
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Open  Camping fees apply.
Sandy Billabong Campground Open  4WD required. Camping fees apply.
Bubba walk Open  
Mirrai Lookout walk Open  .
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Open
Yellow Water Road Open
Yellow Water boat ramp Open Yellow Waters boat cruise shuttle departs from Cooinda Lodge please visit the reception desk at the lodge.
Home Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 21/12/14.
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Hours – Open daily from 9am – 5pm
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Open Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) Open  Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Billabong Walk Open
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Open  Camping fees apply.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Open  4WD only. Crocodiles can move into the area at any time. Please call Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120 to report any sightings.
Twin Falls Open Twin Falls Gorge Boat Shuttle tickets $12.50 per person (over 16) CASH ONLY at site, and can be purchased at Bowali Visitor Centre. Jim Jim Crossing is currently 0.8m deep. ACCESS IS STRICTLY HIGH CLEARENCE 4WD VEHICLE WITH SNORKEL ONLY. Estaurine Crocodiles are present in this area, please adhere to all crocodile warning signs and do not swim.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Open  

Camping fees apply


Budjmi Lookout Walk Open
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Open
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Open
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Open
Mary River region
Gunlom Open Ranger Guided Talk: Mon and Fri 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Ranger Guided Walk: Tue and Sat 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Maguk Open 4WD only Crocodiles can move into the area at any time. Please call Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120 to report any sightings.
Yurmikmik Walks Open
Kambolgie Campground Open
Bukbukluk Lookout Open
Gungurul Campground Open
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk Open
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) Open 4WD Only. Access into this area by permit. To download an application, please visit:  http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/access-jarrangbarnmi-koolpin-gorge
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area Open 4WD required
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