Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 24th of September 2016 (UPDATED)


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!  


Magela Water Levels are at currently at 0.3m as of today. Recommended High Clearance and 4WD Only.

Cahills Crossing is at 0.8m high as of today and is CLOSED.

Things to do in Kakadu;

Take a scenic flight and enjoy a rare opportunity to enjoy Jim Jim and Twin Falls in full flow during September.

Up for a challenge?  Why not take a hike on the 12 km Barrk Sandstone Walk in the Nourlangie Region.  Enjoy the gentle water pools and wildflowers on display as you walk across the escarpment.  Pick up the park note from Bowali for all the tips and sites to enjoy along the way.

Ranger Guided Activities – all welcome.  Daily activities at our Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock Art sites.  Download the program

Yurmikmik Walks and Motor Car Falls – take a walk through the Southern Hills and ridges to a tranquil waterhole 7 km return or enjoy the gentle cascades of Boulder Creek at an easy 1.5 km return.

Maguk and Gunlom are closed as of today until further notice due to excessive rainfall.Yurmikmik (Motorcar Falls) is still open with access by 4WD only

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 Closed High Clearance 4WD only

South Alligator River crossing on the Old Jim Jim road is currently at roughly 1.4m high.

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 CLOSED  
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 Water Levels Of 0.3m. High Clearance and 4WD only recommended.
Cahills Crossing CLOSED 0.8 metre high
Manngarre rainforest walk Open  Partly open
Bardedjilidji walk CLOSED Ranger Guided Walk:Thurs 8:30-10:30am
Sandstone & river bush walk CLOSED
Merl Campground CLOSED  Ranger Guided Activity: Mon 1 to 3pm

Ranger Guided Activity: Thurs 11 to 1 pm

Nourlangie region
Nourlangie(Burrungkuy) Open Ranger Guided Rock Art Talks: Mon, Wed and Fri 9am to 11am.
Nawurlandja Lookout walk OPEN
Anbangbang Billabong walk CLOSED Closed as of 20/09/2016 due to Unseasonal Rain
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 CLOSED Closed due to Unseasonal Rain
Sandy Billabong Campground CLOSED Closed due to Unseasonal Rain
Bubba walk CLOSED Closed due to Unseasonal Rain
Mirrai Lookout walk Open  .
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk CLOSED Closed due to Unseasonal Rain
Yellow Water Road CLOSED Closed due to Unseasonal Rain
Yellow Water boat ramp CLOSED 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 CLOSED Until Further Notice
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 CLOSED
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Open  Camping fees apply.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls CLOSED Jim Jim Falls has been closed as of 19/09/2016
Twin Falls CLOSED Jim Jim Creek Crossing is currently about 1 metre high.
Garnamarr Camp Ground CLOSED  



Budjmi Lookout Walk CLOSED
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk CLOSED
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) CLOSED
Mary River region

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

Maguk 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.

Yurmikmik Walks Open 4WD Access Only
Kambolgie Campground Open
4WD Access Only
Bukbukluk Lookout Open
Gungurul Campground Open
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk Open
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) CLOSED 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 CLOSED 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)