Kakadu National Park

There are two visitor centres in Kakadu National Park. Both host cultural workshops and are home to beautiful galleries and shops.

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/Munnguy traditional owners.

Read more on 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.

You’ll find the Anmak An-me Café and Marrawuddi Gallery here, and an air-conditioned library which is a great spot to cool off and relax with a book. There’s also a recharging station in Bowali.

Refreshments are available from the Anmak An-me Café daily from
9.00 am to 3.00 pm from November to April and 8.00 am to 5.00 pm from May to October.

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

The Murrawuddi Gallery at Bowali promotes Aboriginal fine art by artists from Kakadu and the wider region. There is also an interesting selection of books, along with a boutique range of bags, clothes and souvenirs to take home as a gift or memento from your visit.

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. Opening hours vary during the tropical summer – contact staff at the centre to find out what’s on when 08 8979 0051.