Kakadu National Park

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

Our current program of activities with interpretive rangers and traditional owners runs until 16 November 2018.

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.

For more information on 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 0525.

You can also download the program as a PDF.

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 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

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

Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) rock art talks

Monday to Friday, 8.40–10.40 am

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

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Ubirr rock art. Photo: Shaana McNaught, Tourism NT

Ubirr rock art talks

Monday to 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

Cultural activities at Warradjan

Monday to Wednesday, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm,

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

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Storm over the floodplains. Photo: Tourism NT

Seasons slideshow

Monday, 1.00–2.00 pm

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

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Nawurlandja. Photo: Maurice Mathey

Sunset over stone country – walk

Monday, 5.00–6.30 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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A ranger and visitor viewing the mural at Mamukala Bird Hide

Seasonal changes in Kakadu’s wetlands – walk

Tuesday, 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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Crocodile at Kapalga Causeway

Kinga – saltwater crocodile slideshow

Wednesday, 1.00–2.00 pm

Kakadu is crocodile country. Discover the history and behaviour of the 'kinga' (saltwater crocodile) with Kakadu's park rangers.

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Mertens' water monitor

Wildlife slideshow

Wednesday, 7.30–8.30 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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Kakadu rangers on an airboat

'Behind the scenes' ranger slideshow

Thursday, 1.00–2.00 pm

Go behind the scenes to discover the diverse roles and daily challenges our rangers face to look after this amazing landscape.

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Aboriginal acrylic painting. Photo: Tourism NT

Cultural activities with Injalak Arts & Crafts

Friday, 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Learn traditional painting or weaving with Bininj artists and weavers from Injalak Arts and Crafts.

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