Kakadu National Park

Connect with Bininj/Mungguy country and culture as our park rangers guide you through some of Kakadu’s stunning sites.

Our dry season program of activities with rangers and traditional owners runs from 7 October to 14 November 2019.

For more information on ranger guided activities, please call the Bowali Visitor Centre in Jabiru on 08 8938 1120 or the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Yellow Water on 08 8979 0525.

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About ranger guided activities

Spend time with local Aboriginal artists learning how to weave or paint. Join a park ranger as they explain Kakadu’s diverse habitats and point out wildlife and significant plants. Explore rock art and occupation sites on a guided walk or learn more about our nature and culture at a fascinating slideshow.

All ranger guided activities are included in the cost of your park pass.

Please bring your park pass and visitor guide and arrive at your activity site 10 minutes early. See below for what to bring and other handy hints.

Art site talks and guided walks

  • Meet rangers at the start of walking track or individual art site.
  • Take water – one litre per hour, per person.
  • Take a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring your camera and/or binoculars.

Cultural activities

  • Look out for signage to direct you to your activity.
  • Take a chair or groundsheet.
  • Take insect repellent.
  • Don’t forget your camera.

Join ranger guided activities

Traditional weaving

Pop-up cultural activities at Warradjan

Every day, mid-morning to noon,

Come and learn from local painters and weavers in the gardens of the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

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Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art. Photo: Peter Eve, Tourism NT

Burrungkuy rock art talks

Monday & Friday, 8.40 am – 10.40 am

Get an insight into the culture of the Bininj/Mungguy people through three different ranger-guided experiences.

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Aboriginal acrylic painting. Photo: Tourism NT

Cultural activities at Manbiyarra (Border Store)

Thursday, various times (call Bowali Visitor Centre for further information)

Learn traditional painting or weaving with local Bininj at the Manbiyarra (Border Store).

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Ubirr rock art. Photo: Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Ubirr rock art talks

Monday & Wednesday 4.20 – 6.20 pm, Tuesday & Thursday 8.40 – 10.40 am

Join rangers in the north of the park for Ubirr rock art talks. Listen to traditional stories, see incredible rock art and be rewarded with the breathtaking views over the Nadab floodplains.

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Crocodile at Cahills Crossing

Croc tales – talk

Tuesday, 1.00-2.00 pm

Our park rangers explain all they know about Kakadu's crocodiles and share local history and safety tips.

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A ranger and visitor viewing the mural at Mamukala Bird Hide

Seasonal changes in Kakadu’s wetlands – walk

Wednesday 8.00–9.30 am

Find out how the floodplains and their birds, flora and fauna change and evolve through the seasons in Kakadu on a guided walk through Mamukala Wetlands.

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Mertens' water monitor

Kakadu's wildlife – slideshow

Friday, 1.00–2.00 pm

In this fascinating one-hour presentation, our rangers will tell you about the varied range of habitats in the park and the species that live in each one.

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Painting at Bowali

Traditional painting with Lightning Arts 'n' Artifacts

Saturdays 12, 26 October and 16 November 2019. 9.00 am – 12.00 pm or 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Join a local artist from Lighting Arts 'n' Artifacts for some traditional painting on the lawns of Bowali Visitor Centre.

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