Kakadu Access Report
The Kakadu Access Report provides daily updates on the status of key visitor sites throughout Kakadu National Park.
Please visit the NT Government Road Report for more information about the surrounding region.
To learn more about interpreting this report, take a look at the steps to opening a site below.
Upgrades at Cahills Crossing have commenced. The viewing platform will be closed for 12-16 weeks while construction is underway. Oenpelli Road and downstream boat ramp will remain open during this time.
No shop or fuel available at Mary River Roadhouse. Nearest fuel stops Jabiru, Cooinda and Pine Creek.
|Old Jim Jim Road||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open early June|
|South Alligator region|
|South Alligator boat ramp and picnic area||Open|
|Red Lily Billabong (Djunda)||Closed||seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Closed||seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Closed||seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Two Mile Hole Billabong||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open mid June|
|Four Mile Hole Billabong||Closed||seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)||Closed||seasonal closure||Forecast to open late July|
|Bowali Visitor Centre||Open|
|Yilikadjarr walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Malabanjbanjdju campground||Open||100% complete Open since 29 March 2022|
|Burdulba campground||Open||100% complete Open since 12 May 2022|
|East Alligator region|
|Ubirr rock art site||Open||100% complete Open since 2 April 2022|
|Oenpelli Road (at Magela Creek)||Open||100% complete Open since 2 April 2022|
|Cahills Crossing||Open||Viewing platform closed for infrastructure upgrade||100% complete Open since 2 April 2022|
|Manngarre rainforest walk||Closed||Closed||Forecast to open late July|
|Bardedjilidji walk||Open||( Wet Season Walk only )Follow walking track markers||100% complete Open since 1 April 2022|
|Badbong Wodjmeng sandstone river walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Merl campground||Open||100% complete Open since 2 April 2022|
|Upstream boat ramp||Open|
|Downstream boat ramp||Open|
|Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art site||Open||All year Access|
|Nawurlandja lookout walk||Open||All Year Access|
|Anbangbang Billabong walk||Open||Access on Anbangbang road. Front section open.||100% complete Open since 6 May 2022|
|Kubara pools walk (Gubara pools walk)||Open||4WD recommended|
|Nanguluwurr art site walk||Open|
|Barrk sandstone walk||Open|
|Djarradjin (Muirella Park) campground||Open||100% complete Open since 22 April 2022|
|Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) campground||Closed|
|Bubba wetlands walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Mirray (Mirrai) lookout walk||Open||All year Access|
|Yellow Water region|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) boardwalk||Closed||Closed||Forecast to open early June|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Cruise||Open||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for departure details and to book|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) boat ramp||Open||100% complete Open since 2 May 2022|
|Home Billabong walk||Closed|
|Home Billabong boat ramp||Open|
|Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre||Open|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) campground one (caravans)||Open||100% complete Open since 6 May 2022|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) campground two (tents)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Billabong walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open early June|
|Mardukal Billabong boat ramp||Open|
|Kungardun (Gungardun) walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong (Djim Djim Anlabbarl) campground||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open early June|
|Jim Jim Billabong boat ramp||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late May|
|Jim Jim and Twin Falls region|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) campground||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Budjmi lookout walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Jim Jim Falls (Barrkmallam)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Barrk Marlam walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Twin Falls gorge||Closed||Closed until further notice for infrastructure upgrades|
|Twin Falls plateau (escarpment) walk||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Mary River region|
|Gunlom||Closed||Cultural closure until further notice|
|Maguk||Closed||Seasonal Closure||Forecast to open early June|
|Yurmikmik walks||Open||Rough surface, 4WD recommended|
|Kambolgie campground||Open||Rough surface, 4WD recommended|
|Gungurul campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Gungurul lookout and river walk||Closed||Lookout walk open|
|Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Guratba/Gimbat day use area||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Igoymarrwa (Ikoymarrawa) rock holes||Open||4WD essential. Camping prohibited|
|Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open early June|
Steps to opening a site
At the end of the wet season, there are typically four steps to opening a visitor site, ranging from preliminary site assessment to crocodile trapping and surveys.
Some sites also require infrastructure installation before they can be opened to the public.
Please refer to the table below for details of the work involved at each stage.
|Site temporarily closed||Closed||Site closed due to events beyond Kakadu's control. For example: flooding, bushfires, roadworks or extreme weather.||0% complete 0% complete|
|Preliminary site assessment||Closed||Inspect the site and plan upcoming works. Takes one day to complete.||5% complete 5% complete|
|Site maintenance works||Closed||Initial cleanup, road repairs, early dry season burning, feral animal and weed control. Takes one to three weeks.||30% complete 30% complete|
|Site cleanup||Closed||Cleaning and maintenance of visitor facilities, walking tracks and signage. Takes two weeks.||60% complete 60% complete|
|Crocodile trapping and surveys||Closed||Crocodile trap installation and monitoring. Takes two weeks.||75% complete 75% complete|
|Infrastructure installation||Closed||Followed by Park Manager approval and site opening.||90% complete 90% complete|
|Open, but beware of risks||Open (!)||Possible risks include: road conditions, fire management and ongoing maintenance work.||100% complete 100% complete|
|Site open||Open||Conditions are good. Any site specific advice will be noted.||100% complete 100% complete|
For more information about Kakadu National Park, contact the Bowali Visitor Centre on (08) 8938 1120.
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