Updated Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report-6th August 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The southern entrance of Kakadu (Mary River Region) will be selling Park Passes Every Week From Wednesday To Sunday.
  • Jim Jim Falls road is now being graded over the next 2 days.
  • Bubba Walk closed until further notice due to feral animal control measures.

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.
  • Register for activities at http://parksaustralia.gov.au/birdweek and go in the draw to win exciting prizes and giveaways, including scenic helicopter flights over Kakadu’s wetlands. 

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
South Alligator region
Mamukala wetlands OPEN Follow walking track markers
Gungarre Walk OPEN Follow walking track markers 
Red Lily Billabong OPEN  

Barringtonia creek crossing is currently at 1metre. High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only

23/06/2017
Bucket Billabong OPEN High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only 23/06/2017
Alligator Billabong OPEN High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only 23/06/2017
2 Mile Hole Billabong OPEN 4WD vehicles essential 8/06/2017
4 Mile Hole Billabong OPEN 4WD vehicles essential
 6/07/2017
West Alligator Head CLOSED Infrastructure installation and site clean-up in progress 12/8/2017
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 OPEN
 
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required  5/05/2017
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required  19/05/2017
Burdulba Campground OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only).  No bookings required  27/05/2017
East Alligator region
Ubirr OPEN    24/6/2017
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) OPEN
Cahills Crossing OPEN High clearance 4WD at low tide only. 
Manngarre rain-forest walk OPEN Follow walking track markers – Partly open  14/06/2017
Bardedjilidji walk OPEN Follow walking track markers
Sandstone & river bush walk CLOSED Preliminary site assessment. Water levels at catfish creek are restricting access into this site  
Mid August
Merl Campground OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only).  No bookings required
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) OPEN
Nawurlandja Lookout walk OPEN Follow walking track markers 
Anbangbang Billabong walk OPEN Follow walking track markers – please obey signage  
Gubara Pools walk OPEN 4WD recommended. Day use only
Nanguluwur art site walk OPEN 
Barrk bush walk
OPEN  
Muirella Park Campground OPEN
Sandy Billabong Campground OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only).  No bookings required  14/06/2017
Bubba walk CLOSED  Due to feral animal control measures.
Mirrai Lookout walk OPEN  Steep walk up stairs for 1 km
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk OPEN  
 9/06/2017
Yellow Water Road OPEN    9/06/2017
Yellow Water boat ramp OPEN Yellow Water cruises are operating from Cooinda Lodge – call 89791500.  9/06/2017
Home Billabong walk CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.Water levels in the billabong are restricting access into this site.    Mid August
Home Billabong boat ramp OPEN
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre OPEN Open from 9am – 5pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required
 
Mardugal Billabong Walk OPEN Follow walking track markers  28/05/2017
Gungardun Walk OPEN
Jim Jim Billabong Campground OPEN Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required 07/06/2017
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls OPEN High clearance 4WD vehicles essential. Road is being graded the next 4 days. drive with caution.  17/06/2017
Twin Falls CLOSED Site clean-up in progress. Jim Jim creek is at 0.8metres 12/08/2017
Garnamarr Camp Ground OPEN High clearance 4WD vehicles essential 

Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required

 16/06/2017
Budjmi Lookout Walk CLOSED  Site clean-up in progress. Jim Jim creek is at 0.8metres High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only 12/08/2017
Barrk Marlam Bush walk
OPEN High clearance 4WD vehicles essential 17/06/2017
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED  Site clean-up in progress. Jim Jim creek is at 0.8metres High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only. 12/08/2017
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) OPEN 4WD Essential.

Permit access only, for more information please click on link below: https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/stay/camping/bilkbilkmi-campground/

PLEASE NOTE: No camping permits available until the end of August.

18/7/2017
Mary River region
Gunlom OPEN 4WD recommended. 

Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required

 16/05/2017
Maguk OPEN 4WD access only. Please adhere all signage and drive with care. 
Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required
 25/05/2017
Yurmikmik Walks OPEN 4WD recommended 
Kambolgie Campground OPEN 4WD recommended.

Camping fees apply (cash only). No bookings required

Bukbukluk Lookout OPEN
Gungurul Campground OPEN  Camping fees apply. No bookings required
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk OPEN
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) OPEN Permit access only, for more information please click on link below: http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/access-jarrangbarnmi-koolpin-gorge   16/06/2017
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area OPEN 4WD recommended 
 17/06/2017
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes OPEN 4WD recommended. Day use only.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) OPEN 4WD vehicles essential 7/07/2017

 

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