Kakadu National Park Road and Access Report-27th of June 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Road works currently on Gimbat Road (road into Kambolgie Campground, Yurmikmik, Gunlom, Koolpin).
  • Red Lily, Bucket and Alligator Billabongs are now open to high clearance vehicles essential due to Barringtonia Creek Crossing being 1m High.
  • Jim Jim Falls- High clearance 4WD vehicles essential. 

Refurbishments are being conducted on the South Alligator bridge on the Arnhem Highway. Work will commence on the 13th June through until 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.

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 OPEN High Clearance 4WD ONLY 23/06/2017
Bucket Billabong OPEN High Clearance 4WD ONLY 23/06/2017
Alligator Billabong OPEN High Clearance 4WD ONLY 23/06/2017
2 Mile Hole Billabong OPEN 4WD access only 8/06/2017
4 Mile Hole Billabong CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.
West Alligator Head CLOSED Site maintenance works  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.  5/05/2017
Malabanjbanjdju Caravan area OPEN Camping fees apply.  19/05/2017
Burdulba Campground OPEN Camping fees apply.  27/05/2017
East Alligator region
Ubirr OPEN Controlled burning.  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   14/06/2017
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 OPEN Camping fees apply  14/06/2017
Bubba walk CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.  Late July
Mirrai Lookout walk OPEN  
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk OPEN  
 9/06/2017
Yellow Water Road OPEN 4.5 tonne vehicle weight limit.  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.  Late July
Home Billabong boat ramp OPEN
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre OPEN Open 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  28/05/2017
Gungardun Walk OPEN
Jim Jim Billabong Campground OPEN Camping fees apply. 07/06/2017
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls OPEN High clearance 4WD vehicles essential   17/06/2017
Twin Falls CLOSED Site maintenance works  Early July
Garnamarr Camp Ground OPEN Camping Fees Apply – High clearance 4WD vehicles essential   16/06/2017
Budjmi Lookout Walk CLOSED Site maintenance works  Late June
Barrk Marlam Bush walk
OPEN High clearance 4WD vehicles essential 17/06/2017
Twin Falls Plateau Walk CLOSED Site maintenance works  Early July
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.  Late July
Mary River region
Gunlom OPEN 4WD recommended.  Road works in progress.  16/05/2017
Maguk OPEN 4WD access only. Please adhere all signage and drive with care.
 25/05/2017
Yurmikmik Walks OPEN 4WD recommended – Road works in progress
Kambolgie Campground OPEN 4WD recommended – Road works in progress
Bukbukluk Lookout OPEN
Gungurul Campground OPEN  Camping fees apply.
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 – Road works in progress
 17/06/2017
Ikoymarrwa Rock Holes OPEN 4WD recommended. Day use only.
Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs) CLOSED Preliminary site assessment.  Late June

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