Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report -12th of June 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

Refurbishments are being conducted on the South Alligator bridge on the Arnhem Highway. Work will commence on the 13th June through till the end of August. Throughout this time, traffic management will be in place so please obey speed limits and signage. There will be no impact to the South Alligator river boat ramp however boat users going under the bridge will have to navigate around the work area.

Sunday the 18th June the Darwin Cycling club are holding a road race event on the Arnhem Highway between the Bark Hut and Western boundary of Kakadu National Park between 7am and 9.30am. Please adhere to signage and drive with caution.

  • Yellow Water Car Park, Boat Ramp and Boardwalk now open. A 4.5 tonne vehicle weight limit applies.
  • Old Jim Jim Road is now open
  • 2 Mile Hole is now open
  • Jim Jim Billabong is now open

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 OPEN 4WD Access Only  9/6/2017
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 OPEN 4WD access only 8/06/17
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 Follow walking track markers
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 OPEN 
Barrk bush walk
OPEN  
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 OPEN  
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk OPEN  
Yellow Water Road OPEN 4.5 tonne vehicle weight limit.
Yellow Water boat ramp OPEN Yellow Water cruises are operating from Cooinda Lodge – call 89791500.
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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