Kakadu National Park

When planning your visit to Kakadu, keep in mind that the park hosts a number of annual events that you can plan your trip around.

We celebrate all aspects of Kakadu from Bird Week, to the family-friendly Mahbilil Festival around Lake Jabiru, NAIDOC Week and we’re excited to announce that Taste of Kakadu will be returning in 2018 with a 10-day-long program to exhaust your taste buds!

What's on at Kakadu?

A Taste of Kakadu. A cultural food fest 65,000 years in the making.

A Taste of Kakadu

18–27 May 2018

World heritage-listed Kakadu is a place of abundance, bursting with fresh food. With bush tucker delicacies like barramundi, native yams and magpie goose, there is something for everyone.

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Egrets in flight. Photo by Northern Pictures.

World Wetlands Day

3 February 2018

World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year to raise global awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet.

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Forest kingfisher. Photo by Marj Kibby.

Kakadu Bird Week

1–7 October 2017

This October, join traditional owners, Parks Australia and local birding specialists to celebrate the Top End’s diverse birdlife during Kakadu Bird Week 1–7 October 2017.

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Kakadu Mahbilil Festival

Mahbilil Festival

Saturday 26 August

It’s Gurrung season in Kakadu, the days are warm, but the nights are cool, and the magpie geese are on the move and the late afternoon breeze brings with it music, arts and the smell of bush foods cooking on the coals... it’s time for Mahbilil Festival in Jabiru.

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NAIDOC Week painting activities



Our wonderful rangers host lots of guided activities all week long to celebrate NAIDOC Week each year. 

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