Kakadu National Park

Discover World Heritage rock art, an amazing sunset viewing experience and your gateway to Arnhem Land.

Ubirr

Ubirr is a must-see when visiting Kakadu. Not only is there rock art telling stories that date back thousands of generations, there is one of the most stunning sunset lookouts anywhere in the world.

Follow the walking track past several fascinating Aboriginal rock art sites, then take a moderately steep climb to the top of a rocky lookout that offers superb views over the Nadab floodplain. During the dry season, rangers provide informative talks about Aboriginal art and culture.

As the sun sets, the birds begin their goodnight call, the Wilkinsons rock wallaby darts about in the shadows of the escarpment getting ready for the night and the blue-winged kookaburras call out to tell everyone that they are home for the evening.

Walks

Manngarre Rainforest Walk winds through monsoon forest beside the East Alligator River. Close by, Cahills Crossing features riverside picnic tables and a viewing platform over the East Alligator River. Both of these offer an excellent viewing opportunity for spotting crocodiles from a safe distance.

Please note: it is not safe to walk on the crossing at anytime.

The Bardedjilidji Walk (seasonal access) leads you through layered sandstone outliers and is one of Kakadu’s most interesting short walks. The Sandstone and River Walk takes you past Catfish Creek, floodplains, billabongs, sandstone outliers and the East Alligator River.

Camping

Merl campground (seasonal access) is a spacious shady campground that has hot and cold showers, toilets and generator zones. It is also suitable for motor homes, caravans and camper trailers. Fees are collected on site.

East Alligator region map

Map of East Alligator region