About Kakadu

Kakadu National Park is a timeless place. It is recognised as a global treasure, World Heritage listed for both its environment and our living Aboriginal culture.

We are the largest national park in Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. That's nearly half the size of Switzerland!

Kakadu is an incredible place - see our list of amazing facts for a quick taste of what makes it so special.

For information about park management visit our corporate site.

  • Getting here

    Fly, drive or take a tour - there are many ways to get here and get around in the park.

    Check out our maps, apps and info page for extra information and apps to download.

    Read more on getting here

  • Visitor Centres

    Our friendly Visitor Centre staff at Bowali will help you make the most of your time in Kakadu.

    Read more on our Visitor Centre
  • Kakadu Study Guide

    Find out more about the inspiring documentary series with the metro magazine study guide.

    Download now

  • World Heritage

    Kakadu is included on the list of World Heritage places for both its cultural and natural importance. The park was first inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1981, with further areas added in 1987, 1992 and 2011.

    • Kakadu's rock art and archaeological sites record the skills and way of life of Aboriginal people over tens of thousands of years. Along the escarpment, in gorges and on rock outliers, rock art documents the creation stories. The paintings constitute one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the world. Kakadu's ancient escarpment and stone country spans more than two billion years of the earth's geological history. In contrast, the riverine and coastal floodplains are more recent, dynamic environments, shaped by changing sea levels and big floods every tropical summer.

    Read more on World HeritageClose