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.
Hot and windy conditions, please take care with fire.
Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head) is now closed.
No shop or fuel available at Mary River Roadhouse. Nearest fuel stops Jabiru, Cooinda and Pine Creek.
A reminder to all visitors that COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions focused on keeping the community safe. Make sure you keep informed about any restrictions, and register at visitor sites and campgrounds using the Territory Check-In app.
Works occurring in various location along Kakadu Highway, expected to be completed early 2022.
|Kakadu Highway||Open||Roadworks in various locations|
|Old Jim Jim Road||Open||Currently high clearance 4WD|
|South Alligator region|
|South Alligator boat ramp and picnic area||Open|
|Red Lily Billabong (Djunda)||Open||Currently high clearance 4WD only|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Open||Currently high clearance 4WD only|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Open||Currently high clearance 4WD only|
|Two Mile Hole Billabong||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only|
|Four Mile Hole Billabong||Open||4WD only|
|Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Bowali Visitor Centre||Open||Practice social distancing and use the Territory Check In app to register||100% complete Open since 23 August 2021|
|Malabanjbanjdju campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Burdulba campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|East Alligator region|
|Ubirr rock art site||Open||100% complete Open since 11 September 2021|
|Oenpelli Road (at Magela Creek)||Open|
|Manngarre rainforest walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Bardedjilidji walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Badbong Wodjmeng sandstone river walk||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art site||Open|
|Nawurlandja lookout walk||Open|
|Anbangbang Billabong walk||Open||Follow track markers|
|Kubara pools walk (Gubara pools walk)||Open||4WD recommended|
|Nanguluwurr art site walk||Open|
|Barrk sandstone walk||Closed||Seasonal closure, will re-open once regular rainfall occurs|
|Djarradjin (Muirella Park) campground||Open|
|Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) campground||Open|
|Bubba wetlands walk||Open|
|Mirray (Mirrai) lookout walk||Open|
|Yellow Water region|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) boardwalk||Open|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Cruise||Open||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) boat ramp||Open (!)||Day use only|
|Home Billabong walk||Closed||Closed|
|Home Billabong boat ramp||Open|
|Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre||Open|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) campground one (caravans)||Open||Camping fees apply, EFTPoS or cash|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) campground two (tents)||Open||Camping fees apply, EFTPoS or cash|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Billabong walk||Open|
|Mardukal Billabong boat ramp||Open|
|Kungardun (Gungardun) walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong (Djim Djim Anlabbarl) campground||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong boat ramp||Open|
|Jim Jim and Twin Falls region|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) campground||Open|
|Budjmi lookout walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Falls (Barrkmallam)||Open||Currently high clearance 4WD only, drive with care|
|Barrk Marlam walk||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Twin Falls gorge||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Twin Falls plateau (escarpment) walk||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late June|
|Mary River region|
|Gunlom||Closed||Site closed until further notice|
|Yurmikmik walks||Open||4WD recommended|
|Kambolgie campground||Open||4WD recommended|
|Gungurul campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Gungurul lookout and river walk||Open||Lookout walk open|
|Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late May|
|Guratba/Gimbat day use area||Closed||Seasonal closure|
|Igoymarrwa (Ikoymarrawa) rock holes||Open||4WD essential. Camping prohibited|
|Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs)||Open||4WD access only|
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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