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.

A true fisho’s dream, West Alligator Head is a remote coastal fishing spot on the north shore of Kakadu, great for catching barra, salmon, golden snapper and more.

Gaze out on the sparkling Van Diemen Gulf as you fish off the rocks or off the beach for barramundi and salmon.

There’s a beach boat ramp off Pococks Beach for those keen on reef fishing, but please note that the tidal flats are up to 1.5 kms off shore – try for golden snapper, black jewfish and other pelagic species.

There are camping areas with basic facilities (bush toilets and a cold shower).

About 80 km by dirt road from the Arnhem Highway.

Don’t delay in ticking this jewel off your fishing bucket list!

See it: late July to October

West Alligator Head isn't open right now, but it's expected to reopen on Thursday 28 July 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

28 July 2022

See the access report for more details.


Facilities

  • Tick icon 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