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.
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- All permits are exhausted (Includes day use, camping and or bushwalking) for Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) during July and August 2021.
|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, 0.4 m water over road||100% complete Open since 28 June 2021|
|Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa)||Open (!)||Currently high clearance 4WD only, 0.4 m water over road||100% complete Open since 28 June 2021|
|Alligator Billabong (Gurdurunguranjdju)||Open (!)||Currently high clearance 4WD only, 0.4 m water over road||100% complete Open since 1 July 2021|
|Two Mile Hole Billabong||Open (!)||Currently 4WD access only||100% complete Open since 17 June 2021|
|Four Mile Hole Billabong||Open||4WD only||100% complete Open since 22 July 2021|
|Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)||Closed||Seasonal closure||Forecast to open late July|
|Bowali Visitor Centre||Open||100% complete Open since 3 July 2021|
|Yilikadjarr walk||Open||100% complete Open since 24 June 2021|
|Malabanjbanjdju Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Burdulba Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|East Alligator region|
|Ubirr rock art site||Open|
|Oenpelli Road (at Magela Creek)||Open|
|Manngarre Rainforest Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Bardedjilidji Walk||Open (!)||Follow walking track markers|
|Sandstone and River Bush Walk (Badbong Wodjmeng)||Open|
|Merl Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|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||4WD recommended|
|Barrk Bush Walk||Open|
|Djarradjin (Muirella Park) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) Campground||Open||Camping fees apply|
|Bubba Walk||Open||100% complete Open since 19 July 2021|
|Mirray (Mirrai) Lookout Walk||Open|
|Yellow Water region|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boardwalk||Open|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Cruise||Open||Contact email@example.com to book|
|Yellow Water (Ngurrungurrudjba) Boat Ramp||Open||Boat ramp and car park accessible - 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||100% complete Open since 24 June 2021|
|Mardukal Billabong Boat Ramp||Open|
|Kungardun (Gungardun) Walk||Open|
|Jim Jim Billabong (Djim Djim Anlabbarl) Campground||Open||100% complete Open since 3 June 2021|
|Jim Jim Billabong Boat Ramp||Open||100% complete Open since 3 June 2021|
|Jim Jim and Twin Falls region|
|Jim Jim Falls (Barrkmalam)||Open (!)||Road damage, drive with care||100% complete Open since 24 June 2021|
|Twin Falls||Closed||Closed due to major infrastructure upgrade||Forecast to open mid August|
|Twin Falls Boat Cruise||Closed|
|Karnamarr (Garnamarr) Campground||Open||100% complete Open since 24 June 2021|
|Budjmi Lookout Walk||Closed||Closed due to major infrastructure upgrade||Forecast to open late July|
|Barrk Marlam walk (Bark Marlam bushwalk)||Open||100% complete Open since 24 June 2021|
|Twin Falls Plateau (Escarpment) Walk||Closed||Closed due to major infrastructure upgrade||Forecast to open mid August|
|Bilkbilkmi (Graveside) gorge||Open||Permit Required||100% complete|
|Mary River region|
|Gunlom||Closed||Site closed until further notice|
|Maguk||Open||Currently 4WD access|
|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||Open||High-clearance 4WD required, access by permit only|
|Guratba/Gimbat Day Use Area||Open|
|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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