Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

COVID-19 safety measures remain in place at Kakadu National Park. The Northern Territory Government has implemented a number of health directions to keep the community safe.

It is important for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

The cafe at Manbiyarra (Border Store) is closed for the remainder of 2021. Anbinik Restaurant which is run by the same team is open daily and serving up its much loved favourites.

Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge offers small group tours exclusive access to a restricted area of Kakadu.

Packages include transfers to and from Manbiyarra (Border Store), comfortable tented cabins with en-suite facilities and decks, a three-course home style dinner and breakfast included and a daily evening tour to the rock art sites and sunset on the escarpment with an experienced guide.

There are extended accommodation and touring options with Arnhemlander Cultural and Heritage 4WD tours and or Guluyambi Cultural Cruises available for one and two night stays.

The lodge is situated in an extremely special and justifiably renowned part of Kakadu, known as Cannon Hill. The area is abundant in wildlife, especially bird and marine life, and is where Kakadu’s diverse landscape elements come together.

The area has considerable importance to the local Aboriginal people, some of whom still live nearby. Cannon Hill is a registered sacred site. The sandstone outliers around Cannon Hill host significant rock art dating back many thousands of years.

The lodge operates between 15 May and 15 October each year. Owned and managed by the traditional owners of the clan estates it visits – Kakadu Cultural Tours.

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Departs from

Manbiyarra (Border Store), East Alligator

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Maximum group size

20 people