Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report -7th of June 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Temporary closure of Nanguluwur Art Site Walk and the Barrk Bushwalk due to controlled burn in progress.
  • Jim Jim Billabong campground is now open.
  • 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:

  • 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 Preliminary site assessment.   Mid June
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands OPEN Follow walking track markers
Gungarre Walk OPEN Follow walking track markers 
Red Lily Billabong CLOSED Road Impassable
Late June
Bucket Billabong CLOSED Road Impassable Late June
Alligator Billabong CLOSED Road Impassable Late June
2 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Site maintenance works  Mid June
4 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Seasonal closure.
West Alligator Head CLOSED Seasonal closure.
Late July
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  Preliminary site assessment.
 Late July
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 Follow walking track markers 
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) OPEN
Cahills Crossing OPEN High clearance 4WD at low tide only. 
Manngarre rain-forest walk CLOSED Preliminary site assessment  Mid July
Bardedjilidji walk  OPEN
Sandstone & river bush walk CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.
Late July
Merl Campground OPEN Camping fees apply
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) OPEN
Nawurlandja Lookout walk OPEN Follow walking track markers 
Anbangbang Billabong walk OPEN Follow walking track markers  
Gubara Pools walk OPEN 4WD recommended. Day Use Only
Nanguluwur art site walk CLOSED Controlled burn in progress 
 10/06/2017
Barrk bush walk
CLOSED Controlled burn in progress   10/06/2017
Muirella Park Campground OPEN Camping fees apply
Sandy Billabong Campground CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.  Mid June
Bubba walk CLOSED Seasonal closure.  Late July
Mirrai Lookout walk CLOSED Controlled burn in progress   10/06/2017
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.
 10/06/2017
Yellow Water Road CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.
 10/06/2017
Yellow Water boat ramp CLOSED Closed due to high water levels. Yellow Water cruises are operating from Cooinda Lodge – call 89791500.
 10/06/2017
Home Billabong walk CLOSED  Flooded (Due to Wet Season)  Late July
Home Billabong boat ramp OPEN
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre OPEN Opening from 9am – 5pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) OPEN Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) OPEN Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Billabong Walk OPEN Follow walking track markers  
Gungardun Walk OPEN
Jim Jim Billabong Campground OPEN Camping fees apply. 07/06/2017
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls CLOSED Crocodile Trapping and Surveys  Late June
Twin Falls CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.  Early July
Garnamarr Camp Ground CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.  Late June
Budjmi Lookout Walk CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.  Late June
Barrk Marlam Bush walk
CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.  Late June
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED  Preliminary site assessment.  Early July
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.  Late July
Mary River region
Gunlom OPEN 4WD recommended
Maguk OPEN 4WD access only. Please adhered all signage and drive with care.
Yurmikmik Walks OPEN 4WD recommended
Kambolgie Campground OPEN 4WD recommended
Bukbukluk Lookout OPEN
Gungurul Campground OPEN  Camping fees apply.
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk OPEN
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) CLOSED  Site maintenance works  Late June
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area CLOSED Preliminary site assessment
 Late June
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes OPEN 4WD recommended. Day use only.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) CLOSED Road Impassable  Late June

 

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