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

PLEASE NOTE:

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

The Bardedjilidji Walk is now open. Starting from the car park 500m from the boat ramp featuring a 2.5 km walk through layered sandstone outliers. This is one of Kakadu’s most interesting short walks.

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

Old Jim Jim road is now open. South Alligator ford is at 0.5m, 4WD high clearance only.

Cahills crossing is at 0.4m and now open to high clearance 4WD.

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 wetlands Open Bird hide is open. 3km wetlands walk remains closed.
Gungarre Walk Closed The billabong is still accessible from the back of the resort.
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 Seasonal closure 22/12/14.
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of 17/1/15.
Burdulba Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 17/1/14.
East Alligator region
Ubirr Open The Guluyambi cruise and Ubirr combo tour is operating; for more information call 1800525238. Ubirr is open from 8:30am until sunset.
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
Nawurlandja Lookout walk Open
Anbangbang Billabong walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 28/12/14.
Gubara Pools walk Open Rangers have re-opened this area for walking. Swimming in the area is not permitted due to crocodile risk. Flood damage and surface water on road; 4WD access only.
Nanguluwur art site walk Open
Barrk bushwalk Open
Muirella Park Campground Open
Sandy Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Bubba walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 30/12/14.
Mirrai Lookout walk Open
Yellow Water region
Yellow Water Boardwalk Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
Yellow Water Road Closed Seasonal closure of road. Yellow Water Cruises are still operating from Cooinda Lodge – for bookings telephone 08 8979 1500 or 1800 500 401.
Yellow Water boat ramp Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
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 Closed Seasonal closure as of 26/12/14.
Gun-gardun Walk Open
Jim Jim Billabong Campground Closed Seasonal closure as of 5/12/14.
Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls region
Jim Jim Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Twin Falls Closed Seasonal closure as of 6/10/14.
Garnamarr Camp Ground Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Budjmi Lookout Walk Closed Seasonal closure as of 10/11/14.
Barrk Marlam Bushwalk Closed Seasonal closure as of 6/10/14.
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 Closed Road works and crocodile surveys in progress – forecast opening 10 May 2015 .
Maguk Closed Seasonal closure as of 20/12/14.
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.