Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report – 27th May 2015


Great news Jim Jim Falls is Now Open!

  • Barrk Marlam Bushwalk is now open! This marked day walk branches off the Jim Jim Falls Plunge Pool track. It is a very steep, difficult 6km return walk through the rugged stone country typical of the Arnhem Land Plateau.
  • Mamukala wet lands walk is now OPEN!
  • Yellow Waters Boardwalk now OPEN!

Please be aware of oversized and slow-moving vehicles on the Kakadu Highway on these days:

  • Three trucks on Tuesday 26 May

Four trucks will be oversized and escorted. These trucks travel at 80kms or less, while other loads will travel at 85kms or less.

FREE ranger-guided activities EVERY DAY – starting Monday, 25 May!

Dry season burning has now commenced, please drive with caution smoke may be over the road in some areas.

Jarrangbarnmii (Koolpin Gorge) is now open. A permit is required to access this area. http://www.environment.gov.au/resource/access-jarrangbarnmi-koolpin-gorge

Area Status Additional Information
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 Open High clearance 4WD only.
South Alligator region
Mamukala wet lands Open
Gungarre Walk Open
Red Lily Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 14/12/14 .
Bucket Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 4/12/14.
Alligator Billabong Closed Seasonal closure as of 4/12/14.
2 Mile Hole Billabong Open .
4 Mile Hole Billabong Closed Rangers now clearing and burning access.
West Alligator Head Closed Seasonal closure as of 12/12/14.
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 Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Malabanjbanjdju Tent area Open
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area Open .
Burdulba Campground Open
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open The Guluyambi cruise is operating; for more information call 1800525238. Ubirr is open from 8:30am until sunset. Please note Bathrooms are being upgraded. One side will still be available.
Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open
Cahill’s Crossing Open Cahills Crossing 0.4m and open to high clearance 4WD.
Manngarre rainforest walk Open Short walk only.
Bardedjilidji walk Open
Sandstone & river bush walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 2/1/15.
Merl Campground Open .
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie Open Please note that are works being carried out on the bathrooms 16/05/15.
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open  
Anbangbang Billabong walk Closed Picnic table area is now open, however walk is still currently closed.
Gubara Pools walk Open Rangers have re-opened this area for walking. Swimming in the area is not permitted due to crocodile risk.
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Open
Sandy Billabong Campground Open
Bubba walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Open
Yellow Water Road Open
Yellow Water boat ramp Open
Home Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 21/12/14.
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) Open
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) Open
Mardugal Billabong Walk Open
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Open
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Open 4WD only
Twin Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of 6/10/14.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Open .
Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Open
Twin Falls Plateau Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 06/10/14.
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) Closed Seasonal closure as of 20/11/14.
Mary River region There have been buffalo sightings in the Mary River region, please drive with care. The Goymarr Roadhouse has now re-opened.
Gunlom Open
Maguk Open 4WD Only.
Yurmikmik Walks Open Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.  Seasonal burning in progress, please travel with caution.
Kambolgie Campground Open Unsealed road, drive with caution. Please be aware of wildlife in the area.
Bukbukluk Lookout Open
Gungurul Campground Open
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk Open
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) Open Permit required.
Guratba/Gimbat Day UseArea Closed Seasonal closure as of 3/12/14.
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) Closed Seasonal closure.