Kakadu National Park

Saturday 16 November 2019

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/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.

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 4.00 pm daily.

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

The Marrawuddi 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.

Find out more about Kakadu’s art galleries

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.

Warradjan is open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm during the dry season and 9.00 am to 3.00 pm during the tropical summer.

Contact staff at the centre to find out what’s on and confirm opening hours 08 8979 0525.