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.
**Please drive with care on all roads within the National Park, we recommend avoided traveling in the hours of dawn or dusk as wildlife are more active during these times. **
- Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge) is now open, 4WD essential for access into this visitor site. For permits to access this area please visit https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/plan/permits/ or via phone on 89381140
- 0.9m at Barringtonia crossing between Bucket and Alligator billabong 4WD High clearance with snorkel only
- Manngarre Rainforest Walk is partly open, please follow track makers.
Track grader works currently underway on various unsealed roads within the National Park, please drive with care and adhere to all signage in place.
**Ranger guided walks & talks commence 30th May to 28th September. Full program can be viewed online via www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/ranger-guided-activities/ **
Road work currently commence soon to replace guardrails at three crossing on the Arnhem Highway at Wildman River West Culvert, West Alligator Bridge and Flying Fox Creek Bridge, please drive with care and adhere all signage. For further information contact Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics Project Manager Cielo Alvaran on 89994673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
|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)||Open (!)||Currently high clearance 4WD only, 0.9 m water over road||100% complete Open since 26 June 2018|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Open (!)||Currently high clearance 4WD only, 0.9 m water over road||100% complete Open since 26 June 2018|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Open (!)||Currently high clearance 4WD only, 0.9 m water over road||100% complete Open since 26 June 2018|
|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||Forecast to open mid July|
|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 (!)||Minimal water over road, please drive with care|
|Cahills Crossing||Open||High clearance 4WD with vehicle snorkel only|
|Manngarre Rainforest Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers||100% complete Open since 15 June 2018|
|Sandstone and River Bush Walk (Badbong Wodjmeng)||Closed||Site cleanup||60% complete Forecast to open mid July|
|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||Open||100% complete Open since 29 June 2018|
|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|
|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||Closed|
|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 late July|
|Twin Falls Boat Cruise||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late July|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) Campground||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 8 June 2018|
|Budjmi Lookout Walk||Closed|
|Barrkmalam (Barrk Marlam) Bush Walk||Open (!)||Day use only||100% complete Open since 13 July 2018|
|Twin Falls Plateau (Escarpment) Walk||Closed||Site maintenance works||30% complete Forecast to open late July|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)||Open||4WD essential||100% complete Open since 22 June 2018|
|Mary River region|
|Gunlom||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only|
|Maguk||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 28 May 2018|
|Kambolgie Campground||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only|
|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|
|Igoymarrwa (Ikoymarrawa) Rock Holes||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only and day use only|
|Giyamungkurr (Black Jungle Springs)||Open||100% complete Open since 6 July 2018|
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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