Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report -18th of May 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Gunlom falls is now open, 4wd recommend into this site.
  • Bardedjilidji walk is now open.
  • Controlled burning is in process on both the Arnhem Highway and Kakadu Highway. Please drive with care.
  • Bowali Visitor Centre: Bathrooms near An-mak An-me are undergoing renovations. Please use the bathroom facilities near the Library. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPCOMING EVENTS 2017:

  •  A Taste of Kakadu” from 12th to 21st May 2017.  To read the program or book a spot, go to :- https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/taste/  some of our key dining experiences are selling out fast so get in today!
  • 16th – 17th August 2017National Science Week Health Lab will have a Display at Bowali Visitor Centre.
  • 1st – 7th October 2017 Kakadu Bird Week  – Kakadu is home to more than a third of Australia’s Bird Species. Reward yourself when joining traditional owners, Parks Australia and local birding specialists to celebrate the Top End’s diverse bird life during Kakadu Bird Week.

Having trouble planning things to do in Kakadu? Check out our web-link for suggested itineraries – https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/itineraries.html 

Visitor site Status Comment Expected to reopen
Main roads
Arnhem Highway OPEN
Kakadu Highway OPEN
Old Jim Jim Road CLOSED Closed due to flooding. Road Impassable.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands OPEN
Gungarre Walk OPEN
Red Lily Billabong CLOSED Closed due to flooding. Road Impassable.
Bucket Billabong CLOSED Closed due to flooding. Road  Impassable.
Alligator Billabong CLOSED Closed due to flooding. Road  Impassable.
2 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Seasonal conditions.
4 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Seasonal closure.
West Alligator Head CLOSED Seasonal closure.
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 Camping fees apply
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area CLOSED  
Burdulba Campground CLOSED Seasonal closure – due to high water levels.
East Alligator region
Ubirr OPEN  
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) OPEN
Cahills Crossing OPEN High clearance 4WD at low tide only. Water level at 0.4m at low tide.
Manngarre rain-forest walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Bardedjilidji walk OPEN
Sandstone & river bush walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Merl Campground OPEN Campground 1 at Merl is now open. Please note that there is no hot water at this site and the solar panels are currently under maintenance.

Camping fees apply

Nourlangie region
Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) OPEN
Nawurlandja Lookout walk OPEN
Anbangbang Billabong walk CLOSED Due to high water levels. 
Gubara Pools walk OPEN 4WD recommended. 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 4WD recommended.
Barrk bush walk
OPEN The 12km track is still a bit overgrown in parts, please follow track markers and stay to the walking track and adhere all signage.  We recommend 4 – 6 litres of water per person and start earlier in the morning.
Muirella Park Campground OPEN  Camping fees apply
Sandy Billabong Campground CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Bubba walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Mirrai Lookout walk OPEN
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Yellow Water Road CLOSED Closed due to high water level.
Yellow Water boat ramp CLOSED Closed due to high water levels. Yellow Water cruises are operating from Cooinda Lodge – call 89791500.
Home Billabong walk CLOSED
Home Billabong boat ramp OPEN
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre OPEN Opening from 9am – 5pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) OPEN Mardugal boat ramp is now open.
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) OPEN Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Billabong Walk CLOSED
Gungardun Walk OPEN
Jim Jim Billabong Campground CLOSED Seasonal closure – due to high water levels.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Twin Falls CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Garnamarr Camp Ground CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Budjmi Lookout Walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Barrk Marlam Bush walk
CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Mary River region
Gunlom OPEN 4WD recommended
Maguk CLOSED Closed due to flooding.
Yurmikmik Walks OPEN 4WD access only.
Kambolgie Campground OPEN 4WD access only.
Bukbukluk Lookout OPEN
Gungurul Campground OPEN  Camping fees apply.
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk OPEN
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) CLOSED  Seasonal conditions.
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area CLOSED  Seasonal conditions.
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes OPEN 4WD recommended. 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 Seasonal closure – due to high water levels.

 

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