Kakadu National Park

Kakadu is Aboriginal land. All visitors require a park pass. Your pass includes entry to the park, ranger guided walks and talks, and visitor guides like our apps Visit Kakadu and Kakadu Birds.

Kakadu has a seasonal pricing structure, with lower prices during our tropical summer from November to May.

Click here to buy your pass now.

Where your money goes

Park pass revenue is invested directly back into caring for the park.

This helps to provide the visitor services and facilities you enjoy, preservation of the World Heritage natural and cultural sites, as well as payments to the traditional owners, supporting their homelands, training, and business development.

The Kakadu park pass only contributes 7% to the running of Kakadu with the remaining funding coming from the Commonwealth Government.

Learn more about where park pass revenue goes.

Group exemptions

School groups and media famil tours can apply for a fee exemption.

Find out about group exemption.

Where to buy your pass

Buy your pass online, or you can also buy a park pass at the following locations:

  • Britz Darwin, 17 Bombing Rd, Winnellie Darwin
  • Youthshack Hostel, 69 Mitchell St, Darwin
  • Self Drive Shop, 440 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie, Darwin
  • Bowali Visitor Centre – Kakadu National Park, Kakadu Highway, Jabiru
  • Two Rivers Newsagency, Jabiru Shopping Plaza, Jabiru
  • Cooinda Lodge, Kakadu Highway, Cooinda
  • Aurora Kakadu, Arnhem Highway, South Alligator
  • Katherine Visitor Centre, Stuart Highway and Lindsay Street, Katherine
  • Mary River Wilderness Retreat, Arnhem Highway, Humpty Doo
  • Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Point Stuart Road, Mary River


You may need a permit depending on the reason for your visit. If you are conducting research, filming, bushwalking overnight or camping outside designated areas, you may need an additional permit.

Find out if you need a permit