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.
- Access and maintenance information:
- Grader is on the Jim Jim Road. Please adhere to all signage and drive to the conditions, overtake only when safe.
- Please adhere to all signage in car parks and remember that coach parking is reserved for large buses and coaches only.
|Old Jim Jim Road||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 24 May 2019|
|South Alligator region|
|South Alligator Boat Ramp and Picnic Area||Open|
|Red Lily Billabong (Djunda)||Open||High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only||100% complete Open since 27 June 2019|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Open||100% complete Open since 14 June 2019|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 27 June 2019|
|Two Mile Hole Billabong||Open||4WD recommended|
|Four Mile Hole Billabong||Open||4WD essential|
|Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)||Closed||Road impassable|
|Bowali Visitor Centre||Open|
|Bowali Bike and Walking Track||Open|
|Illigadjarr Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 30 June 2019|
|Malabanjbanjdju Campground (tent area)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Malabanjbanjdju Campground (caravan area)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Burdulba Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|East Alligator region|
|Ubirr rock art site||Open|
|Oenpelli Road (at Magela Creek)||Open|
|Cahills Crossing||Open||100% complete Open since 26 May 2019|
|Manngarre Rainforest Walk||Open|
|Sandstone and River Bush Walk (Badbong Wodjmeng)||Closed||Site temporarily closed, more details coming soon|
|Merl Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art site||Open|
|Nawurlandja Lookout Walk||Open|
|Anbangbang Billabong Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 21 June 2019|
|Kubara Walk (Gubara Pools Walk)||Open|
|Nanguluwurr Art Site Walk||Open|
|Barrk Bush Walk||Open|
|Djarradjin (Muirella Park) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 24 May 2019|
|Bubba Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers||100% complete Open since 30 June 2019|
|Mirray (Mirrai) Lookout Walk||Open|
|Yellow Water region|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boardwalk||Open||100% complete Open since 17 June 2019|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Cruise||Open|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Ramp||Open||100% complete Open since 23 May 2019|
|Home Billabong Walk||Closed|
|Home Billabong Boat Ramp||Open|
|Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre||Open|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Campground 1 (caravans)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Campground 2 (tents)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Billabong Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 29 June 2019|
|Kungardun (Gungardun) Walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong (Djim Djim Anlabbarl) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 11 July 2019|
|Jim Jim and Twin Falls region|
|Jim Jim Falls (Barrkmalam)||Open||100% complete Open since 22 June 2019|
|Twin Falls||Closed||Road impassable|
|Twin Falls Boat Cruise||Closed||Road impassable|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 22 June 2019|
|Budjmi Lookout Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 22 June 2019|
|Barrkmalam (Barrk Marlam) Bush Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 22 June 2019|
|Twin Falls Plateau (Escarpment) Walk||Closed||Road impassable|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 15 July 2019|
|Mary River region|
|Maguk||Open||100% complete Open since 31 May 2019|
|Kambolgie Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Gungurul Lookout and River Walk||Open|
|Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)||Open||Permit required||100% complete Open since 25 June 2019|
|Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area||Open|
|Igoymarrwa (Ikoymarrawa) Rock Holes||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 16 June 2019|
|Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs)||Closed|
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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