Kakadu National Park

Everyone needs a park pass to visit Kakadu. Your pass includes free ranger guided walks, talks and cultural activities.

You’ll also be supporting Kakadu’s traditional owners and helping preserve the park for future generations.

Prices vary depending on the season, with lower prices during the tropical summer from November to May. Park passes are free for Northern Territory residents.

Park passes are valid for 7 days by default. This can be extended to 14 days at no extra cost. 

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Where your money goes

Pie chart showing where Kakadu's revenue goes All of the money from park passes is invested straight back into the park

Your entry fee helps us preserve Kakadu’s World Heritage–listed natural and cultural sites and provide better services and facilities for visitors, including:

Kakadu’s traditional owners also benefit – the revenue from park passes is used to support traditional homelands and provide training and business development.

Revenue from park passes only covers 7% of Kakadu’s running costs. The rest of our funding comes directly from the Australian Government.

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Park access during tropical summer

Kakadu National Park is open all year round. However, rainfall and flooding can make some areas of the park inaccessible during the tropical summer.

Please check the Kakadu Access Report for the latest road, campground and visitor site closures.

What if you can’t buy a pass online?

Getting your pass online is the quickest and easiest way to start your Kakadu adventure.

If you can’t buy your pass online, you can pick one up at the following locations:

Exemptions for special groups

Australian school groups and some media familiarisation tours are eligible for an exemption from park fees.

Find out about school group exemptions.

Additional permits

You may need an additional permit to visit Kakadu if you are doing research, filming, bushwalking overnight or camping outside designated areas.

Check if you need a permit.

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