Kakadu National Park

Djarradjin (Muirella Park), including the Bubba walk and Sandy Billabong (Djirrilba) day use and camping area will be closed from 12:00 pm Monday 10 August until 5:00 pm Wednesday 12 August 2020 for an exclusive event. Read more

A popular spot with nature-lovers and bird-watchers, at Bubba wetlands you’ll see plants and animals typical of Kakadu.

Admire the stark trunks of ghost gums and slender white egrets, and enjoy the presence of Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) Rock in the distance. Explore billabongs and swamps dotted with lilies and fringed with paperbarks and freshwater mangroves.

This is a lovely walk to add to your itinerary if you have extra time in the Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) region.

Keep an eye out for buffalo and pigs.

Download the PDF guide for this walk


Bininj use the thick papery bark of the paperbark tree for a huge variety of things, from cooking and bedding to bandages, shelter and rafts.

Access: Dry season only - check the daily Kakadu road report for details. The walk starts at the Djarrandjin (Muirella Park) campground.

See it: August to November

Detailed map

Bubba wetlands walk map

Bubba wetlands walk isn't open right now, but it's expected to reopen on Thursday 24 June 2021.

Current status: Seasonal closure.


Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Seasonal closure

Forecast to reopen

24 June 2021

See the access report for more details.

Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade


Walk distance

4 km

Time required

2 hours