Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions apply

Travellers need to keep up-to-date with where they can travel and which areas have been declared COVID-19 hotspots, as the COVID-19 situation in Australia is continually evolving.

All visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

Discover iconic creatures and lush monsoon rainforest on these three short loop walks beside the East Alligator River.

Close to Manbiyarra (Border Store), Cahills Crossing viewing platform and Merl campground, and a short drive from Ubirr, these walks are great for families, those on a tight schedule, and anyone wanting to escape the heat of the day.

The first (shortest) loop is also wheelchair accessible.


Shelter from the heat of the day beneath the cool, shady leaves, and discover flying foxes, spectacular golden orb spiders, orange-footed scrub fowl and exotic rainbow pitta.

There’s also a great view of the East Alligator River which is ideal for croc-spotting.

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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

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Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade


Walk distance

1.5 km

Time required

1 hour