Kakadu is a big place. Many people bring their own car to get around, while others join a bus or 4WD tour. There are no taxis, buses or trains in this wilderness area. It takes 20 minutes to get from Jabiru to Ubirr and 30 minutes Jabiru to Cooinda, and Nourlangie to Cooinda. These are some of the shorter drives in the park, so take this into consideration when planning your schedule. It's also a good idea to check the daily road report for the latest updates on seasonal road closures.
There are many popular attractions that can be accessed with a normal 2WD vehicle, but to explore the full range of Kakadu's attractions you will need a 4WD.
ALWAYS REMEMBER - Saltwater crocodiles can attack people in boats - the smaller the boat the greater the risk.
If you are bringing your own tinnie, be aware of croc safety.
Be crocwise - see the NT parks and wildlife video
Download our maps and our iPhone apps before you arrive at the park.Read more on maps, apps and info
Kakadu is open all year round, but in the tropical summer (November to April) spectacular flooding closes some roads. For advice on what's accessible now check our road report.
Read more on Seasonal flooding
To plan your trip in advance, look at our suggested itineraries or check the expected opening dates of each attraction in our activities section. Just bear with us if the actual dates vary a bit - exact opening times depend on the severity of rains during the tropical summer season.
Need help planning your trip, want some suggestions of things not to miss and want to find out more about seasonal highlights? Check out our suggested itineraries.Read more on Itineraries
With an amazing array of things to do in Kakadu - there is guaranteed to be something to please everyone.Read more on activities