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Activity cancellations

Due to cultural reasons, Njanjma Ranger guided activities in the East Alligator Region (Ubirr, Bardedjilidji, Manngarre, Border Store and Merl Campground) will be cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your respect and understanding during this time. For alternative activities, please see our what's on guide.

No fuel at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse)

There is currently no fuel at Goymarr (Mary River Roadhouse is closed, only campground is operating). You can purchase fuel in Pine Creek or Cooinda Lodge.

  • Injalak's 25th birthday

    Injalak Arts & Crafts have planned a special fun-filled day for their 25th birhday celebrations with bush food cook-up, Rock Art Tours, dancing, art and craft demonstrations, bands, screen-printing demonstrations and activities, discount artworks and more. There is no charge however visitors will need to arrange their own permits through NLC. This will be a very family friendly event.

    • When: 1st November 2014 | 8 am to 6 pm

      Where: Injalak Arts & Crafts, Gunbalanya Oenpelli) Northern Territory. See information about getting there

      There is no charge however visitors will need to arrange their own permits through NLC.

      Please see the birthday party flyer for more information

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  • Bird week

    Kakadu’s first ever Bird Week, held at the end of September 2014, was a great success. Kakadu is a birdwatcher’s paradise, and ornithologists from around Australia took advantage of the week’s program of activities.
    Teams surveyed a huge number of birds, including key threatened species within the park, particularly in remote and publicly inaccessible areas. A total of 153 species were recorded.

    • Kakadu’s bird week highlighted the amazing natural values and biodiversity of Kakadu National Park. It also provided an opportunity to raise awareness of species that are in trouble and the challenges we face in our efforts to protect them.

      Data collected from the surveys will help guide the park’s conservation and management efforts, supporting species recovery in the area.

        Visitors had some exiting sightings including:
      • Yellow chat (endangered Alligator River subspecies)
      • White-throated grasswren
      • Rufous Owl
      • Flocks of 800-1,000 brolga
      • Red-backed buttonquail

      Other birds spotted during the week include the white-lined honeyeater, banded fruit-dove, sandstone shrike-thrush, chestnut-quilled rock-pigeon, little curlew, rainbow pitta, partridge pigeon, australian bustard, spotted harrier, black-breasted buzzard, wedge-tailed eagle, buff-sided robin, variegated fairywren, northern rosella, black-tailed treecreeper, tawny grassbird and zitting cisticola.

      Click here to see the program from the 2014 Bird Week

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  • West Alligator Head open from 7 August 2014

    Feel like an off road adventure? Take the picturesque drive along the 2 Mile/4 Mile Hole track towards West Alligator Head (Waldak Irrmbal). The road has now dried out enough to enable 4WD access and the campsite cleared after some wet season damage.

    • This is the only opportunity to view Kakadu’s coastline by road. For a truly rewarding experience, set up camp at the Waldak Irrmbal camp site which includes a bush shower and watch the sunset over the mangrove fringed pristine beach and sparkling turquoise waters – no swimming though, this is definitely croc country. Don’t forget to pack enough drinking water.

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  • Illigadjarr Walk opens

    Enjoy this spectacular walk across a small grassy floodplain and along one of Kakadu's billabongs. This 3.8 km loop walk starts at either the Malabanjbanjdju or Burdulba Camping Areas. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete and well worth it.

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  • 4 Mile Hole open from 5 July 2014

    4 Mile Hole in the South Alligator region of Kakadu will open tomorrow. The 4WD track heads off the Arnhem Highway towards 2 Mile Hole and then on to the larger 4 Mile Hole billabong. This area is popular for boating, birdwatching and camping.

    • FOR YOUR SAFETY – 4 Mile Hole is crocodile habitat:

      • Campers are advised to camp at least 50 m from the water’s edge at 4 Mile – observe all signage
      • Take extreme care when launching boats – avoid entering the water
      • Ensure that you use long handled nets when landing fish and never use your hands
      • Never clean fish or discard fish scraps near the water’s edge or the boat launch area

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  • Mahbilil Festival

    The Mahbilil Festival will be held in Jabiru on 6th September, 2014 and is a fantastic one-day celebration of culture and community. Family activities during the day including weaving, painting and bush foods, followed by an evening program of music and dance. Visitors are welcome.

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