Kakadu National Park

Friday 2 July 2021

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 to comply with the current travel restrictions and to use the Territory Check-In app to register at visitor sites and campgrounds in Kakadu.

Update as of 4.30 pm ACST

Arrangements recently put into place at Kakadu National Park to minimise the health risks posed by COVID-19 to staff, visitors and residents will be modified following the Northern Territory Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions today.

The Bowali Visitor Centre will re-open to the public from 8am Saturday 3 July 2021 while ranger-guided activities will re-commence from Monday 5 July 2021.

COVID-Safe practices such as social distancing, hand sanitising and using the Territory Check-In App remain in place across Kakadu National Park. 

Everyone should monitor and adhere to the Northern Territory Government’s public health orders and travel directions, which can change quickly. Visitors from the Greater Darwin area must follow the guidance from the NT Government. If you’re unable to physically distance please wear a mask.

Note that Cahills Crossing remains closed to vehicles at the request of Traditional Owners. However, all visitor sites in the East Alligator region remain open, including the Cahills Crossing viewing platform.

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 region in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Kakadu National Park remains open to visitors and all visitor sites in the East Alligator region remain open, including the Cahills Crossing viewing platform.

Park Manager Shaun Barclay says that while Kakadu National Park remains open to visitors, the Bowali Visitor Centre is temporarily closed and ranger-guided tours have been suspended for the time being.

“Kakadu remains open, and we encourage park visitors and residents to monitor and adhere to the Northern Territory Government’s public health orders and travel directions, which can change quickly,” Mr Barclay said.

“COVID-safe practices such as social distancing and hand sanitising remain in place across Kakadu and we are ready to respond to any changes to the public health and travel directions.”

Visitors are encouraged to visit their state/territory site daily for updates and to check the NT Government website and the Kakadu National Park website before setting off.

For daily updates about access around Kakadu National Park, including Cahills Crossing, visit parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/access/

To stay informed of the latest COVID-19 health advice for the Northern Territory please visit coronavirus.nt.gov.au/