Major infrastructure investment for Cahills Crossing
Kakadu National Park’s Cahills Crossing Viewing Area re-opened following a $3 million infrastructure investment into the visitor site.
Kakadu cultural burns
Thursday 9 March 2023
In Kakadu, park rangers and Traditional Owners work together using cultural burning practices to protect land and Country.
Kakadu Visitor Boom
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Kakadu National Park recorded its highest visitor numbers in 13 years with 208,056 visitors to the park in 2022.
Cahills Crossing Viewing Area Reopens
Thursday 29 September 2022
Kakadu National Park’s Cahills Crossing Viewing Area will re-open today following a $3 million upgrade at the site.
Kakadu Bird Week 2022
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Kakadu Bird Week will take flight between 30 September to 7 October 2022
Safety Alert: Japanese Encephalitis Virus
Thursday 11 August 2022
There is currently an outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) in Australia. JEV most commonly occurs in pigs and horses, but it is spread by mosquitoes. It is rare but can cause severe disease.
Jim Jim Falls And Twin Falls Walk Open To Visitors
Friday 24 June 2022
One of Kakadu National Park’s grandest waterfalls, Jim Jim Falls will open to visitors from Monday, 27 June 2022, with the majestic Twin Falls Escarpment Walk set to open on the same day.
Taste of Kakadu opening night rescheduled to Saturday 21 May
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.
East Alligator region visitor sites to open 2 April 2022
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.
Taste of Kakadu 2022 - where cuisine, culture and country meet
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.
COVID-19 Update – Visitor restrictions and latest closures
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.
New Business Opportunity at Bowali Visitor Centre
Wednesday 15 December 2021
Calling all community members and regional businesses who want to grab a new business opportunity to sell food at Bowali Visitor Centre in Kakadu National Park.
Bowali Visitor Centre re-opening & Christmas opening hours
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.
Bowali Visitor Centre re-opens
Wednesday 10 November 2021
The Bowali Visitor Centre and the Information Centre at the Mary River Ranger Station re-open to the public today after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions in the Northern Territory.
Reopening of Maguk after respectful closure
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.
Sharing culture and country: Kakadu's Seasonal Ranger Program
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.
Passing of senior Kakadu Traditional Owner and respectful closure of Maguk
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.
The Passing of Mr M Markham - Statement from Parks Australia and Director of National Parks
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.
Kakadu Bird Week flying high for 10th Anniversary
Friday 27 August 2021
Kakadu Bird Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2021 with a clutch of wonderful bird-related activities.
Jim Jim Creek crossing and Twin Falls escarpment walk reopening
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.
Fishers rush to Kakadu's Four Mile Hole
Friday 23 July 2021
Northern Territory fishers have leapt at the chance to land big barramundi at Four Mile Hole Billabong in Kakadu after in reopened yesterday following an extended closure.
Upgrades begin at Jim Jim Creek
Tuesday 13 July 2021
Upgrades will shortly commence at Jim Jim Creek crossing to improve dry season access to the Twin Falls plateau walk and surrounding area.
Cahills Crossing re-opens
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.
Cahills Crossing closed
Friday 2 July 2021
The Northern Territory Government has closed Cahills Crossing for vehicle access from today, 2 July 2021. The closure is at the request of Traditional Owners in the Arnhem Land in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Cahills Crossing construction open for tender
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Parks Australia is seeking submissions to tender for exciting new upgrades to the Cahills Crossing Viewing Platform area in Kakadu National Park.
Kakadu’s Board of Management grows
Sunday 27 June 2021
Kakadu’s Board of Management is set to grow from 15 to 21 members following an in-depth review of park management structures, recommendations from the Northern Land Council, and consultation with Traditional Owners.
Saturday 26 June 2021
Commonwealth Government representatives and the Director of National Parks Jody Swirepik joined Traditional Owners on Saturday, 26 June 2021 in a ceremony to hand over the Kakadu township of Jabiru to the Mirarr People.
Ubirr reopens to visitors
Wednesday 23 June 2021
Ubirr, one of Kakadu National Park’s premier lookouts and rock art sites reopens today following an extended closure out of respect for the passing of senior Murrwan-Uringangk Traditional Owner, Mr M. Na-Gangila Bangalang.
Kakadu favourite Jim Jim Falls reopens
Friday 18 June 2021
The Karnamarr Campground will open at 4pm today, ahead of Jim Jim Falls being opened to visitors at 8am on Saturday 19 June.
Respectful closure of Ubirr extended
Friday 11 June 2021
The respectful closure of Ubirr in Kakadu National Park has been extended following the passing of senior Murrwan-Uringangk Traditional Owner, Mr M. Na-Gangila Bangalang.
Kakadu open for business as visitors soak up wet season sites
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.
Easter Alligator (Erre) region – Update on closures
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.
Passing of Mr M. Na-gangila Bangalang and respectful closure of Ubirr and the East Alligator region
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.
Gunlom Falls sacred site protection
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.
Final Tourism Master Plan released
Monday 15 February 2021
The Kakadu Tourism Master Plan is a ten-year strategy to grow culturally appropriate tourism in the national park and was developed in consultation with Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, Board of Management and the tourism industry.
Update to Park Passes for entry to national parks from 1 January 2021
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.
Temporary closure of Gunlom due to heavy rain
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Due to heavy rain and high water levels, all access to Gunlom including the campground and lower plunge pool, has been temporarily closed for safety reasons.
Lockdown provides survey opportunities in Kakadu
Monday 14 September 2020
Earlier this year Kakadu staff used the COVID-19 park closure as a rare opportunity to collect baseline data on the impacts of vehicle traffic on wildlife in Kakadu National Park.
Exclusion zone set up for humpback whale at Kakadu
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.
Kakadu National Park – Total Fire Ban in place
Thursday 27 August 2020
Due to severe weather conditions a Total Fire Ban for Kakadu National Park is in place until midnight Friday 28 August 2020.
Djarradjin (Muirella Park) temporary closure
Tuesday 4 August 2020
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.
Tenders open for Cahills Crossing viewing platform
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.
Jim Jim, Maguk and more re-opening at Kakadu
Wednesday 1 July 2020
Parks Australia is pleased to announce that popular visitor sites including Jim Jim Falls and Maguk will re-open to visitors at Kakadu National Park from Friday, 3 July 2020.
Updated list of sites open to visitors
Wednesday 1 July 2020
The following sites are either open now to visitors or will be reopening from Friday, 3 July 2020 as indicated as part of a staged reopening of the national park.
Staged re-opening for Kakadu National Park
Friday 12 June 2020
Parks Australia has today announced staged re-opening plans for Kakadu and Ulur̲u-Kata Tjut̲a and National Parks, with both parks to welcome visitors from Friday, 19 June 2020.
Parks Australia temporary closures extended
Monday 6 April 2020
Parks Australia has today announced that the recent closures to Booderee, Kakadu and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Parks, and the Australian National Botanic Gardens will be extended.
Waived park entry fees announced
Friday 13 March 2020
The Australian Government has announced that park entry fees will be waived for visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee National Parks from 16 March to 31 December 2020.
Twin Falls update
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.
Thursday 9 January 2020
Kakadu National Park is on cyclone watch and some parts of the park are closed, or may become inaccessible, over the coming days.
Kudjewk – monsoon season: check road access
Tuesday 7 January 2020
A tropical low has formed in the Arafura Sea to the north of Kakadu National Park that is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone and slowly track towards the Top End coast during the next three days.
Areas of the park closed for cultural reasons
Thursday 5 December 2019
We are writing to advise that Traditional Owners of Kakadu National Park have requested that areas of the park be closed for cultural reasons, following the passing of a Traditional Owner.
Growing Tourism in Kakadu
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.
Tourism in Kakadu set to grow under new master plan
Wednesday 14 August 2019
Tourism in Kakadu is set for a massive boost thanks to two milestones announced today.
Road closures in Jabiru – 11 May 2019
Monday 8 April 2019
All residential roads in Jabiru will be closed from 6.30 am to 9.00 am on Saturday 11 May 2019.
Invitation for public comment – Kakadu plum harvesting
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.
Gunlom closed 28 October – 4 November
Thursday 18 October 2018
Access to Gunlom Falls will be closed for a week from Sunday 28 October. The area will reopen on Sunday 4 November.
High Ground filming underway in Kakadu
Monday 24 September 2018
A new Australian movie is being filmed in the park, which may affect access to some areas.
Kakadu takes out top tourism award
Friday 23 February 2018
Kakadu National Park has taken out the Australian Tourism Awards top prize for Major Tourist Attraction for 2017.
Top End reigns in Alice Springs
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.
Wanted: CEO and part-time croc wrangler
Thursday 26 October 2017
Take a ride on the wilder side of life and sign up for crocs, buffalo and the ultimate job – park manager of Kakadu National Park.
Changes to fee timetable, in response to industry feedback
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.
Recognition for Kakadu
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.
Expressions of Interest – Female Tourism Industry Representative
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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