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. These are all included in your park pass.

Download the current 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, 8.40–10.40 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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Ubirr rock art. Photo by Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT.

Ubirr Rock Art Talks

Monday–Friday, 8.40–10.40 am and Tuesday–Thursday, 4.20–6.10 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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Traditional weaving

Warradjan weavers

Monday–Wednesday, 10 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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Traditional painting

Pop-up cultural activities – Bowali

Tuesdays and Fridays, from 10.00 am

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 10.00 am.

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Visitors at Bowali Visitor Centre. Photo by Shaana McNaught, TourismNT.

Kakadu stories

Mondays and Thursdays, 1–2 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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Nawurlandja. Photo by Maurice Mathey.

Sunset over stone country – walk

Mondays, 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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Crocodile at Kapalga Causeway

Kinga – saltwater crocodile slideshow

Wednesdays, 1–2 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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A ranger and visitor viewing the mural at Mamukala Bird Hide

Seasonal changes in Kakadu’s wetlands – walk

Tuesdays, 8–9.30 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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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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Rock art at Ubirr. Photo by Shaana McNaught, TourismNT.

Rock art slideshow

Wednesdays, 7.30–8.30 pm

During this evening slideshow at Cooinda Lodge, grab some food or a drink and learn about the vast array of rock art in Kakadu.

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Painting at Bowali

Traditional painting

Saturday 21 October and Saturday 28 October, 10 am –12 pm and 1–3 pm

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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