Kakadu National Park

Friday 18 June 2021

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, all visitors need to ensure that they are complying with the current travel restrictions in place by the Northern Territory Government.

The spectacular Jim Jim Falls and nearby Karnamarr Campground in Kakadu National Park are set to reopen this weekend as waters continue to recede after the wet season.

Jim Jim Falls is one of the most popular tourist sites in Kakadu and its reopening each dry season is always eagerly anticipated by park visitors.

The Karnamarr Campground will open at 4pm today, ahead of Jim Jim Falls being opened to visitors at 8am on Saturday 19 June, so people can set up camp for the weekend on Friday and experience the incredible Jim Jim Falls from early Saturday morning.

Karnamarr Campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis and the on-site campground manager collects camping fees.

Jim Jim Gorge viewing pool and gorge walk features a 2 km return walk through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep natural pool surrounded by the spectacular escarpment walls.

For the more adventurous, the Barrk Marlam walk is a 6 km return rugged ascent to the top of the escarpment above Jim Jim Falls.

Jim Jim Creek day use area and Budjmi Lookout remain closed until further notice.

Other highlights for visitors heading to Kakadu right now include Maguk and the Burrungkuy regions which offer bushwalking opportunities, rock art sites and lookouts.

The 3 km loop walk at Mamukala and the bird hide have recently reopened and the Old Jim Jim Road (unsealed road between Arnhem Hwy east of Bark Hut Inn and Kakadu Hwy south of Cooinda) is now open to high-clearance 4WD.

Visitors to Kakadu are reminded to be Crocwise, follow all safety advice and for more information visit: https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/plan/safety/.