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.

In Kakadu you’re spoilt for choice, with plenty of secluded billabongs to get your fishing and boating fix.

This small billabong has pretty shady camp areas, and is good for catching classic barramundi, or go the extra mile and see if you can snag a saratoga - however, we do encourage you to catch and release these special fish.

Two kilometres further down the road from Red Lily Billabong (Djunda), you’ll need to pass one creek crossing early in the year, but it dries out as the dry season progresses.

Reach it from either the Arnhem Highway (27 km on a dirt road) or from the Old Darwin Road.

See it: June to November

Bucket Billabong (Ngarrababa) isn't open right now, but it's expected to reopen on Thursday 23 June 2022.

Current status: seasonal closure.


Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - seasonal closure
  • 4WD essential

Forecast to reopen

23 June 2022

See the access report for more details.


  • Cross icon No boat ramp

Nearest hub

Aurora South Alligator

Amenities at hub

  • Tick icon Park passes
  • Tick icon Fuel
  • Tick icon General store
  • Tick icon Meals
  • Tick icon Restaurant
  • Tick icon Bar