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 27 May to 27 September 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 and evening presentations

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

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 to Friday, 9.00–11.00 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 Merl campground

Monday and Thursday, various times

Learn traditional painting or weaving with local Bininj at the beautiful Merl campground.

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Ubirr rock art. Photo: Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Ubirr rock art talks

Monday to Thursday, 4.10–6.10 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9.00–11.00 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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Nawurlandja. Photo: Maurice Mathey

Sunset over stone country – walk

Monday and Thursday, 4.45–6.15 pm

Take the ranger guided walk through Nawurlandja at sunset and discover how Bininj have adapted to this contrasting landscape to efficiently use each habitat's resources.

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Visitors at Nanguluwur rock art site. Photo: Peter Eve, Tourism NT

Connecting through time with rock art – walk

Tuesday, 8.00–10.00 am

Move through country looking at plants, animals and rock art from two perspectives – Bininj (Aboriginal people in the north of the park) and Balanda (visitor).

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Crocodile at Cahills Crossing

Croc tales – talk

Tuesday, 5.00–6.00 pm

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

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Bardedjilidji Walk

Explore riverside stone country – walk

Wednesday, 8.30–10.00 am

Discover Kakadu’s riverside stone country habitats in the East Alligator region with the ranger guided Bardedjilidji walk. 

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A ranger and visitor viewing the mural at Mamukala Bird Hide

Seasonal changes in Kakadu’s wetlands – walk

Wednesday, 4.30–6.00 pm and Thursday, 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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Storm over the floodplains. Photo: Tourism NT

Kakadu's six seasons – slideshow

Thursday, 7.30–8.30 pm

Join park rangers to explore the the six seasons of Kakadu.

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A savanna woodland. Photo: Northern Pictures

Wonders of savanna woodlands

Friday, 8.30–10.00 am

Explore the tropical savanna woodlands of the Yellow Water region.

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Mertens' water monitor

Kakadu's wildlife – slideshow

Friday, 1.30–2.30 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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Gunlom Falls Walk. Photo: Tourism NT

Reflecting on creation and history – walk

Friday, 5.00–6.30 pm and Saturday, 8.00–9.30 am

Learn how the Jawoyn people maintain strong ties to the creation stories of this area on this challenging but fruitful walk.

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Visitors at Bowali Visitor Centre. Photo: Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Kakadu stories – slideshow

Friday, 7.30–8.30 pm

Come and join parks staff at Bowali Visitor Centre for a variety of slideshows to learn more about spectacular Kakadu. 

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Painting at Bowali

Traditional painting with Lightning Arts 'n' Artifacts

Every second Sunday, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm or 1.00 pm – 3.00 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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