Kakadu National Park

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Ubirr, one of Kakadu National Park’s premier lookouts and rock art sites reopens today following an extended closure out of respect for the passing of senior Murrwan-Uringangk Traditional Owner, Mr M. Na-Gangila Bangalang.

Merl campground, Bardedjilidji walk and Mangarre rainforest walk in the East Alligator region have also now reopened to visitors.

Ubirr has captivated visitors from across Australia and around the world for decades and Kakadu National Park is pleased to welcome people back to this wonderful location.

Kakadu National Park Manager Shaun Barclay said Ubirr’s rock art was considered some of the best in the world.

“There are fine examples of x-ray painting as well as contact art from the time when Indigenous people first encountered Europeans,” Mr Barclay said.

“Stories about behaviour and law are told through many of the paintings while images of animals that once roamed the region such as the Thylacine are also represented.

“Meanwhile Ubirr Lookout at sunset is one of the most special places to be at Kakadu at any time of year. There you can take in the Nadab floodplain, hear the evening bird song and see wallabies dart through the escarpment.”

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

With the Top End now into the dry season, there are many sites in Kakadu open right now including the Burrungkuy region, majestic Jim Jim Falls and Maguk.

Popular sites currently open include:

For daily updates about access around Kakadu National Park see the Kakadu Access Report.

For information about Old Jim Jim Road access visit the NT Government Road Report.