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.
- Anbangbang Billibong 2kms walk is partly open with a section of walking track still being closed due to the high water levels. Adhere all signage and follow walking track markers.
- Jim Jim Falls open. High clearance 4WD only. Please drive with care and adhere to speed limit.
- Barrk Marlam walk 6km return is now open and the Viewing pool walk 800m return.
- Mardugal Billabong Walk now open.
- 4 Mile Hole is now open to 4WD only. Please adhere to signage and remain camped 50 metres away from the waters edge.
- Barrk walk is closed short term due to controlled burning off in the area.
- Ranger guided walks & talks commence 30th May to 28th September.
|Old Jim Jim Road||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 24 May 2018|
|South Alligator region|
|South Alligator Boat Ramp and Picnic Area||Open|
|Mamukala Wetlands||Open||100% complete Open since 7 June 2018|
|Gungarre Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Red Lily Billabong (Djunda)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late June|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late June|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late June|
|Two Mile Hole Billabong||Open||4WD recommended||100% complete Open since 3 June 2018|
|Four Mile Hole Billabong||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 11 June 2018|
|Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late July|
|Bowali Visitor Centre||Open|
|Bowali Bike and Walking Track||Open|
|Illigadjarr Walk||Closed||Infrastructure installation||90% complete Forecast to open mid June|
|Malabanjbanjdju Campground (tent area)||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Malabanjbanjdju Campground (caravan area)||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 8 May 2018|
|Burdulba Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|East Alligator region|
|Ubirr rock art site||Open|
|Oenpelli Road (at Magela Creek)||Open (!)||Minimal water over road, please drive with care|
|Cahills Crossing||Open||High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only|
|Manngarre Rainforest Walk||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open mid June|
|Bardedjilidji Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 10 May 2018|
|Sandstone and River Bush Walk (Badbong Wodjmeng)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late June|
|Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art site||Open|
|Nawurlandja Lookout Walk||Open|
|Anbangbang Billabong Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers||100% complete Open since 7 June 2018|
|Kubara Walk (Gubara Pools Walk)||Open|
|Nanguluwurr Art Site Walk||Open||4WD recommended|
|Barrk Bush Walk||Closed||Site temporarily closed, more details coming soon|
|Djarradjin (Muirella Park) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 1 June 2018|
|Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) Campground||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 1 June 2018|
|Bubba Walk||Closed||Site cleanup|
|Mirray (Mirrai) Lookout Walk||Open|
|Yellow Water region|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boardwalk||Open|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Cruise||Open|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Ramp||Open||100% complete Open since 21 May 2018|
|Home Billabong Walk||Closed||Site temporarily closed, more details coming soon|
|Home Billabong Boat Ramp||Open|
|Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre||Open|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Campground 1 (caravans)||Open||100% complete Open since 4 June 2018|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Campground 2 (tents)||Open|
|Mardukal (Mardugal) Billabong Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 11 June 2018|
|Kungardun (Gungardun) Walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong (Djim Djim Anlabbarl) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply||100% complete Open since 1 June 2018|
|Jim Jim and Twin Falls region|
|Jim Jim Falls (Barrkmalam)||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 9 June 2018|
|Twin Falls||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open mid July|
|Twin Falls Boat Cruise||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open mid July|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) Campground||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 8 June 2018|
|Budjmi Lookout Walk||Closed||Forecast to open late June|
|Barrkmalam (Barrk Marlam) Bush Walk||Open (!)||Day use only||100% complete|
|Twin Falls Plateau (Escarpment) Walk||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open mid July|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late June|
|Mary River region|
|Gunlom||Open||100% complete Open since 27 April 2018|
|Maguk||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 28 May 2018|
|Kambolgie Campground||Open||4WD recommended|
|Gungurul Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Gungurul Lookout and River Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 8 June 2018|
|Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 4 May 2018|
|Igoymarrwa (Ikoymarrawa) Rock Holes||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only and day use only|
|Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs)||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open early July|
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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