Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

Jabiru is the main township in Kakadu National Park. It has all the services you’re likely to need and is a perfect base for exploring the park.

Shops and facilities

Jabiru offers an array of facilities, including a:

  • shopping centre
  • medical clinic and pharmacy
  • police station
  • library
  • service station (with workshop)
  • nine-hole golf course
  • sports and social club
  • 50-metre swimming pool.


You’ll also find plenty of accommodation options here: the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Aurora Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park and Anbinik Kakadu Resort.

During the dry season, ranger talks and slideshows are held at the Crocodile Hotel and the Kakadu Lodge.


Jabiru is a great spot to hop on a tour – scenic flights operate from the town all year round and there are a range of day tours into Arnhem Land (depending on seasonal access).

Bowali Visitor Centre

Jabiru is where you’ll find the Bowali Visitor Centre. With a theatrette, library and interpretive display, the visitor centre will tell you everything you need to know about Kakadu.

Our staff know the park back-to-front and love to help visitors plan their trip. You can also pick up a park pass here if you haven’t already got one online.

The Marrawuddi Gallery in Jabiru promotes Aboriginal fine art by artists from Kakadu and the wider region. There is a great selection of books, along with a boutique range of bags, clothes and souvenirs to take home as a gift or memento from your time in Kakadu.


The Bowali track starts opposite the Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel and winds through woodlands to the Bowali Visitor Centre. There is also a lovely walking track with picnic spots around Jabiru Lake.

Jabiru region map

Map of Jabiru region

Jabiru town map

Jabiru town map