Kakadu National Park

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Floodplains at Kakadu National Park

Scheduled phone outage

Saturday 12 October 2019

Phone lines at Kakadu National Park, including ranger stations and the Bowali Visitor Centre, will not be operational this Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, 2019.

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Cultural art, Kakadu National Park. Photo Tourism NT

Growing Tourism in Kakadu

Saturday 12 October 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.

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Announcement of Kakadu Tourism Master Plan

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.

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Road closed ahead sign

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.

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Kakadu plum

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.

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Swimming at Gunlom. Photo: Tourism NT

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.

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Gunlom Falls. Photo: Ian Oswald Jacobs

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.

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2018 Australian Tourism Awards

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.

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2017 Brolga Awards

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.

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Scenic flight over Kakadu. Photo: Tourism NT

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.

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Barrk Marlam walk

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.

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From left: Pete Cotsell, Bessie Coleman and Maria Lee

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.

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Savana Eccles in the Savannah Woodlands

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.

Click here for more details about this board position