Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is open all year round and is a big place, with so much to see and do.

The first thing to consider when planning a trip to Kakadu is what time of year you plan to visit. Whether visiting in the tropical summer or the dry season, Kakadu has plenty to offer. We’ve created a few suggested seasonal itineraries to get you inspired.

The easiest way to get to Kakadu is by coach or by car from Darwin or Katherine. You will need a vehicle to get around the park, or you can join a coach or 4WD tour.

This page has information on our visitor centres, where to stay, what to pack, places to eat, facilities, internet access, and links to the passes and permits you may need while staying in the park. You can also download our visitor guide for an in-depth introduction to visiting Kakadu.

Make sure you read our tips for staying safe in the park.

You can also subscribe to our Kakadu Ranger tips emails. Through a short series of messages from our rangers, you’ll be well on your way to the adventure of a lifetime!

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Kakadu Visitor Guide

Download the Kakadu Visitor Guide to get all the info about visiting Australia’s national park.

Kakadu Holiday Planner

The holiday planner offers a snapshot of the park in several languages.