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.

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.


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

See the access report for more details.

Type of walk

Loop track

Walk grade


Walk distance

1.5 km

Time required

1 hour