Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park will close the Bowali Visitor Centre and the information centre at the Mary River Ranger Station until further notice.

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 to comply with the current travel restrictions and to use the Territory Check-In app to register at visitor sites and campgrounds in Kakadu.

There are two visitor centres in Kakadu National Park which host cultural workshops.

The staff are Kakadu experts, and the best people to help you plan your trip.

Bowali Visitor Centre, in Jabiru, tells visitors about the landscapes and wildlife of Kakadu. The Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, in Yellow Water, shares the vast and fascinating culture of the Bininj/Mungguy traditional owners.

Download a PDF explaining the cultural significance of our visitor centres

Bowali Visitor Centre

This is a great first-stop on your Kakadu adventure. Our staff are on hand to answer questions and help you plan your walks and activities. There is a walk-through display where you’ll learn more about the plants, animals and landscapes you’ll see in the park.

Want advice on your trip, before you come? Call Bowali on 08 8938 1120 or email kakadunationalpark@awe.gov.au. Open 8.00 am to 5.00 pm every day except Christmas Day.

Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Spend a couple of hours here exploring the extensive exhibit – understand the complicated kinship laws, read traditional owners’ stories of growing up in Kakadu and see tools, message sticks and artworks.

Artists and weavers often give demonstrations at Warradjan, so try to catch a live workshop too.

Want further information? Call Warradjan on 08 8979 0525 or email reception@yellowwater.com.au. Open daily from 9.00 am to 3.00 pmwet season (November - April) and 9.00 am to 5.00 pm dry season (April - October).

*Hours may vary during seasons