When to come
No matter what time of year you visit Kakadu, there is always something to see and do.
(May to October)
This is the most popular time to visit, with most of our visitor sites open. It’s wise to book your accommodation in advance, as the hotels get busy at this time of year. This is a great time to visit our majestic waterfall sites, such as Jim Jim and Twin Falls. Make sure you include a trip to Gunlom Falls – climb to the natural infinity pool for a swim you’ll never forget.
(November to April)
The tropical summer brings vivid green landscapes, spectacular flooding, electrifying afternoon storms and the chance to explore with fewer visitors. Flooding closes a number of attractions, but popular areas such as Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) and Yellow Water are open all year round. Board a scenic flight to see thundering waterfalls in full flow, when ground access is closed by flooding.
Curious about our seasons? Kakadu’s Aboriginal owners recognise six seasons, signposted by subtle changes in weather, what plants are in flower, and which bush foods are abundant.
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