Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report -3rd December 2016

PLEASE NOTE:

As of December 1st untill March 31st access into UBIRR is from 2pm until sunset – permitted tour operators can acess Ubirr from 8.30am using their wet season keys.

Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) – Water over road 0.2m. High clearance vehicles only. Please drive with caution.

Yellow Water road and boat ramp are CLOSED due to high water level in the area.

Due to Seasonal conditions these areas are currently CLOSED:

  • Gunlom and Maguk 
  • Jim Jim Billabong Campground
  • Merl Campground 
  • Anbangbang Billabong walk

WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY:

Things to do in Kakadu;

Are you a fan of Aboriginal Rock Art? Why not enjoy an easy 1.5km loop walk at the Nourlangie Rock Art site, a 4km return walk to Nanguluwur Art Site and an even easier 1km loop walk at Ubirr with amazing views of the sun setting over the floodplains.

Take a scenic flight and enjoy a rare opportunity to enjoy Jim Jim and Twin Falls in flow. 

Yurmikmik Walks and Motor Car Falls – take a walk through the Southern Hills and ridges to a tranquil waterhole 7.5km return.

 

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 CLOSED Closed due to flooding. Road             Impassable
South Alligator region
Mamukala wet lands 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 Open  
4 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Due to salvinia outbreak affecting 95% of the billabong, Four Mile Hole will be temporarily closed for remediation during 2016.
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 Open Camping fees apply.
Burdulba Campground Open Camping fees apply.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open Open from 2pm until sunset.   

Permitted tour operators can acess Ubirr from 8.30am using their wet season keys

Magela Creek (road to Ubirr) Open Water over road, fluctuating water levels. Latest report at 9am water levels at 0.2m. High clearance vehicles only. Please drive with caution.
Cahills Crossing CLOSED 0.6m of water over crossing
Manngarre rainforest walk Open  Open – Short Wet Season Walk
Bardedjilidji walk Open  Partly Open – Short Wet Season Walk
Sandstone & river bush walk CLOSED Closed due to regular movement of Buffalo in the area. Please obey signs and closures for your safety.
Merl Campground CLOSED  Closed until further notice.
Nourlangie region
Nourlangie(Burrungkuy) Open ..
Nawurlandja Lookout walk OPEN
Anbangbang Billabong walk CLOSED  
Gubara Pools walk Open 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
Barrk bushwalk CLOSED Closed due to extreme weather conditions.
Please observe all warning signs.
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 water level rising.
Yellow Water boat ramp CLOSED Closed due to water level rising. Yellow Water Cruises still operating from Cooinda Lodge – call 89791500.
Home Billabong walk CLOSED
Home Billabong boat ramp Open
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre Open Hours – Open daily from 9am – 5pm
Mardugal Campground 1 (Caravan) CLOSED
Mardugal Campground 2 (Tent) Open  Camping fees apply.
Mardugal Billabong Walk CLOSED
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground CLOSED  
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 Bushwalk CLOSED Seasonal Closure
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED Seasonal Closure
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) CLOSED Seasonal Closure
Mary River region
Gunlom CLOSED Closed due to flooding.
Maguk CLOSED Closed due to flooding.
Yurmikmik Walks Open  4WD Access only
Kambolgie Campground Open
4WD Access Only – Camping fees apply.
Bukbukluk Lookout Open
Gungurul Campground Open  Camping fees apply.
Gungurul Lookout & River Walk Open
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) CLOSED
Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area CLOSED  
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