Kakadu National Park

Thursday 29 September 2022


Kakadu National Park’s Cahills Crossing Viewing Area will re-open today following a $3 million upgrade at the site.

Straddling the East Alligator River, Cahills Crossing is one of Australia’s best known crocodile spotting sites and a major tourist attraction. 

The upgrade, which includes a new picnic area and three new viewing platforms linked by rainforest walk, will provide visitors a safe vantage point to view crocodiles in Kakadu.

The Cahills Crossing site upgrades are part of the Government’s $276 million investment into upgrading infrastructure in the dual World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.

The infrastructure was designed in close collaboration with the region’s Traditional Owners to showcase and protect the unique environmental and cultural values at the site.

Kakadu National Park is home to more than 10,000 crocodiles, and the Cahills Crossing area boasts one of the highest densities of crocodiles anywhere in the park.

The biggest crocodiles at Cahills Crossing are between 4.5 and 5-metres long and can weigh up to 700 kilograms.

The main viewing platform looks directly over Cahills Crossing and gives visitors a spectacular vantage point to safely watch up to 40 crocodiles feeding during the Spring high-tides.