Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 11th of September 2016


Ranger Guided Activities 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!  


On Wednesday afternoon experienced rangers assessed road access to Jim Jim and Twin Falls. They advised that water levels remained too high to safely re-open the areas. Jim Jim Creek remains impassable with waters at a height of 1.1 metres. Meanwhile high water levels continued at Jim Jim Falls with a strong volume of water flowing. The sites will be re-evaluated in coming days. Crocodile traps that have been washed away will need to be replaced and rangers will also review the damage to tracks and infrastructure caused by this weather event.

Kakadu is a biodiversity hotspot and home to more than a third of Australia’s bird species. Reward yourself when joining Parks Australia and NT Birding Experts to celebrate the Top End’s diverse birdlife during Kakadu Bird Week 1-9 October, 2016.

There are special birding activities, events, products and prices on offer during Kakadu Bird Week.

See the program and Kakadu’s website for details: http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/bird-week.html

Spaces are limited so register now.

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 ECD (Emergency Call Device) currently out of order – ensure to take an Epirb or Satellite Phone for emergencies.

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  Partly 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
Anbangbang Billabong walk Open Now Open as from 02/09/2016
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 CLOSED  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 CLOSED Jim Jim Creek Crossing is currently about 1.1 metres high.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Closed  

Camping fees apply.


Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Closed
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Closed
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

Crocodiles can move into the area at anytime. Please call Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 89381120 to report any sightings.

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)