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.
Monday 16 May 2022
The Taste of Kakadu festival opening night celebrations at Bowali Visitor Centre have been rescheduled from Friday 20 May to Saturday 21 May. The decision has been made out of respect for the passing of a senior Mirrar Traditional Owner whose funeral will be held on Friday 20 May. Parks Australia extends its sympathies to the family of Ngal-Kankila Ngalmirama who passed away recently.
Friday 1 April 2022
Ubirr, Cahills Crossing viewing platform and Merl Campground will open to visitors from Saturday 2 April 2022 after restricted wet season access. This also includes the upstream and downstream boat ramps.
Tuesday 22 March 2022
Australia’s premier Indigenous food and cultural festival, Taste of Kakadu is back in 2022 with a tantalising program of events and activities to delight the senses.
Friday 7 January 2022
Kakadu National Park has closed the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Information Centre at the Mary River Ranger Station to help reduce the risk of COVID impacting staff and the local community.
Thursday 9 December 2021
The Bowali Visitor Centre and the Information Centre at the Mary River Ranger Station are now open to the public after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Northern Territory.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
In line with cultural practice and the wishes of the traditional owners of Maguk in Kakadu National Park, the area was closed following the passing of Ngal - Bangardi Long, a senior Yurlkmanj Traditional Owner of the area.
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Our seasonal ranger-guided activities have wrapped up for the year, and for those who haven't caught a Mamukala or Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) tour, we’re introducing you to Oscar Cooper, who's just completed his first year as a seasonal ranger at Kakadu.
Monday 11 October 2021
The Director of National Parks acknowledges the passing of Ngal - Bangardi Long, a senior Yurlkmanj Traditional Owner of the Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) area.
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Kakadu National Park and the Director of National Parks would like to pass on sincere condolences to the family of Mr Mick Markham, who sadly passed away on 24 September 2021.
Thursday 19 August 2021
Jim Jim Creek Crossing and the Twin Falls escarpment walk have reopened to visitors, with the upgrades to Jim Jim Creek Crossing now completed. This means visitors to Kakadu National Park can now explore the captivating Twin Falls escarpment walk for the first time in almost two years.
Friday 9 July 2021
Following the Northern Territory Government’s further easing of COVID-19 health restrictions, vehicle access has re-opened at Cahills Crossing from 1 pm today, 9 July 2021. The closure is at the request of Traditional Owners in the Arnhem Land in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Thursday 6 May 2021
Kakadu National Park is looking forward to the seasonal opening of various sites across the park to visitors after a big wet season, as water levels drop and crocodile surveys near completion.
Friday 23 April 2021
The closure advice for the East Alligator (Erre) region following the recent passing of senior Murrwan-Uringangk traditional owner Na-gangila Banggalang has been revised.
Tuesday 13 April 2021
The Director of National Parks acknowledges the passing of Mr M. Na-gangila Bangalang, prominent and important Senior Murrwan Traditional Owner in the Erre Region and member of the Kakadu National Park Board of Management.
Wednesday 31 March 2021
Parks Australia has today reaffirmed its commitment to resolving the issues raised by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) in a constructive manner, and to work with the Traditional Owners of Kakadu National Park to ensure their culture, their heritage and their sacred sites are protected.
Thursday 10 December 2020
The Australian Government’s fee waiver period for Booderee, Kakadu and Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Parks is coming to a close on 31 December 2020.
Friday 11 September 2020
Earlier this week we became aware of a very unusual event at Kakadu National Park - three Humpback Whales had entered the East Alligator River. As far as we’re aware, this is the first time this has happened.
Thursday 16 July 2020
Kakadu National Park is seeking submissions to help bring to life a new idea for one of the most popular croc-spotting sites in the park.
Friday 17 January 2020
Access to Twin Falls has been severely limited in recent years due to high water levels at the crossing for much of the dry season. Following consistent feedback from tour operators and others in the tourism sector to improve access, we have made the decision to close Twin Falls in 2020 to conduct significant upgrades.
Monday 16 September 2019
On 13 January 2019, the Australian Government announced a $216 million funding package over 10 years to support growing tourism in Kakadu National Park and to support the Jabiru township to transition to a post-mining future. Investing in visitor infrastructure across Kakadu will support visitation to the park, provide employment and economic opportunities for Traditional Owners and encourage private investment in tourism in the park and in Jabiru.
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Tourism in Kakadu is set for a massive boost thanks to two milestones announced today.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
Kakadu National Park has received a proposal from Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation to collect the fruit of Kakadu plum for commercial purposes.
Sunday 12 November 2017
On Saturday night in Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park took out the top prize for tourism at the Northern Territory's Brolga Awards, for the second year in a row. Winning the prize for major tourism attraction means Kakadu will proudly represent the Territory at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Thank you to everyone for advice and feedback on the first season of our new fee structure. The park adopted a new fee structure from 1 April 2016, incorporating both ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ season (tropical summer) prices to reflect seasonal access to some of the park’s key visitor sites.
Monday 14 November 2016
Last Saturday at the Brolga Awards, the Northern Territory's annual tourism awards, Kakadu National Park took out the major tourist attraction prize. Parks Australia ranger Christian (Tris) Diddams was also named SKAL tourism employee of the year, recognising his dedication and commitment to his job.
Monday 7 November 2016
The Kakadu National Park Board of Management is seeking expressions of interest from female tourism experts with demonstrated experience and expertise in the travel and tourism industry.
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