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?

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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Injalak Arts Rock Art Tour. Photo by Richard L'Anson.

Injalak Rock Art Tours – Kakadu Bird Week

9 am, 2–7 October 2017

Injalak Arts has a birder's special rock art tour running from Monday to Saturday during Kakadu Bird Week.

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Nourlangie rock art. Photo by Tourism NT.

Ranger Guided Rock Art Talks – Kakadu Bird Week

9 am, 2–6 October 2017

Ranger guided rock art talks at Ubirr and Burrungkuy from 9 am Monday to Friday Kakadu Bird Week.

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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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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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