Kakadu National Park

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

Join our interpretive rangers and traditional owners in a variety of activities throughout Kakadu from May to September. Spend time with local Aboriginal artists learning how to weave and paint, and take home your own homemade traditional artwork or pandanus woven bracelet.

Go for a walk with a park ranger through the savanna woodlands, around a billabong and on top of stone country, while they explain the habitats and point out wildlife and significant plants. Sit underneath the stars and watch a slideshow or explore ancient rock art and occupation sites on a ranger guided walk. 

Or, if you’re joining us during the tropical summer (October to November), we’ll have a program tailored to guide you through Kakadu’s wet season. These are all included in your park pass.

Download the current dry season ranger activities program.

You can also book a private Kakadu experience with one of our park rangers. Spaces are limited, so make sure you book well in advance. Be advised, these private tours will incur an additional cost. Please contact Kakadu Experiences for more information kakaduexperiences@environment.gov.au.

For more information on all ranger guided activities, please call the Bowali Visitor Centre in Jabiru on 08 8938 1120, or Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Yellow Water on 08 8979 0051.

Plan ahead for a great day out

Pack your park pass and visitor guide and arrive at your activity site 10 minutes early. See below for what to know and bring.

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.
  • Bring your camera and a torch.

Join ranger guided activities

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

Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art – talks

Monday–Friday, 9–11 am

The Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art talks include three different ranger-guided experiences, offering insight into the culture of the Bininj/Mungguy people.

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Aboriginal acrylic painting. Photo by Tourism NT.

Pop up cultural activities – Merl campground

Mondays and Thursdays

Learn traditional painting or weaving with local Bininj artists and weavers, facilitated by our rangers at the beautiful Merl campground.

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Ubirr rock art. Photo by Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT.

Ubirr Rock Art Talks

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9–11 am and Monday–Thursday, 4–6.10 pm

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 by Maurice Mathey.

Sunset over stone country – walk

Monday and Wednesdays, 5–6.30 pm

Take the ranger guided walk through Nawurlandja at sunset where Bininj have adapted to this contrasting landscape to efficiently use the resources available in each habitat.

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Bardedjilidji Walk

Explore riverside stone country – walk

Tuesdays, 8.30–10.30 am

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

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Kakadu rangers on an airboat

A ranger's life behind the scenes – slideshow

Tuesdays, 7.30–8.30 pm

Join Kakadu park rangers and go behind the scenes in this slideshow to discover the diverse and important roles and daily challenges they face to look after and manage this amazing 20,000 sq km landscape.

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A ranger and visitor viewing the mural at Mamukala Bird Hide

Seasonal changes in Kakadu’s wetlands – walk

Wednesdays, 8–10 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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Visitors at Bowali Visitor Centre. Photo by Shaana McNaught, TourismNT.

Caring for Kakadu

Wednesday, 1.30–2.30 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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Crocodile at Cahills Crossing

Croc tales and cultural activities – talk

Wednesdays, 5.30 pm

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

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Jabiru to Bowali Walk track

Bowali woodlands and visitor centre walk

Thursdays, 8.30–10 am

This walk explores the tropical savanna woodland around the Bowali Visitor Centre and introduce visitors to Bininj/Mungguy culture and how to care for country.

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Traditional painting

Pop-up cultural activities – Bowali

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Come and join local artists and weavers sitting in the gardens at Bowali Visitor Centre to learn traditional painting and weaving techniques on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10.30 am.

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Traditional weaving

Pop-up cultural activities – Warradjan

Monday–Wednesday, 10.30 am – 12 pm

Come and join local artists and weavers sitting in the gardens at Warradjan Cultural Centre to learn traditional painting and weaving techniques Monday to Wednesday from 10.30 am.

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Mertens' water monitor

Kakadu wildlife slideshow

Thursdays, 7.30–8.30 pm

Join our rangers for an slideshow exploring the wildlife found in Kakadu. Learn about animal behaviours and what rare and endemic species live in the park.

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Visitors at Nanguluwur rock art site. Photo by Peter Eve, TourismNT.

Connect through time with rock art – walk

Fridays, 8–10.30 am

A ranger guided walk through country, looking at plants and animals from both Bininj (Aboriginal people in the north of the park) and Balanda (visitor) perspectives.

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Crocodile at Kapalga Causeway

Kinga – saltwater crocodile talk

Fridays, 1.30–2.30 pm

Kakadu is crocodile country. Discover their history, behaviour and learn safety tips about the *kinga *(crocodile)* *with Kakadu's park rangers. 

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Fish cooking on hot coals. Photo by Glenn Campbell.

Southern Kakadu stories

Fridays, 7.30–8.30 pm

Join park rangers to learn about the history of the three Jawoyn clan groups and local bush tucker, hunting methods and medicines this ancient culture uses in their daily lives. 

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Gunlom Falls Walk. Photo by Tourism NT.

Reflecting on creation and history – walk

Saturdays and Sundays, 8–9.30 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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Painting at Bowali

Traditional painting

Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – 12 pm and 1–3 pm (fortnightly from 17 June)

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

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Traditional welcome to country performed by a Jawoyn elder

Living and working on Jawoyn country – slideshow

Saturdays, 7.30–8.30 pm

Kakadu rangers will show you what areas of Kakadu belong to Jawoyn and how they care for their Country.

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