Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

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 for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

Preparation is the key to an unforgettable trip, so we’ve compiled some of the best tips on what to bring to Kakadu.


  • Visitor guide and park notes
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Water bottle
  • Camelpak/hydration device (for walks longer than 1-2 hours)
  • Sunglasses
  • Long, lightweight clothing (good for sun and mosquito protection)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Energy snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Optional - mosquito headnet
  • Hiking pole
  • Map and compass (for longer bushwalks)


  • Warm layers (for cold nights)
  • Towel
  • Bathing costume
  • Broad-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mask and snorkel


  • Plenty of drinking water
  • Chairs
  • Garbage bags
  • Head torch

Thank you for following the Leave No Trace principles when camping in Kakadu.


  • Phone
  • Tablet
  • E-reader
  • Phone, tablet and camera chargers
  • Australian electrical adaptor

For times when you find yourself on a remote adventure with limited phone reception and no wifi, you’ll be grateful you downloaded our visitor guide app and our bird app which will work offline.