Kakadu National Park

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park will close the Bowali Visitor Centre and the information centre at the Mary River Ranger Station until further notice.

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.

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.
The Director of National Parks acknowledges the passing of Ngal - Bangardi Long and wishes to advise that after a period of respectful closure, Maguk will reopen from Wednesday 20 October. 
Please note: Ngal - Bangardi Long, is Ms Long’s traditional name.
Kakadu National Park is jointly managed by the traditional owners of the Kakadu region and the Director of National Parks.
The Director of National Parks respects the importance of keeping cultural traditions strong, which may include restricting access to sites at the request of traditional owners. The support and understanding of the public is appreciated when these closures are in place.