Kakadu National Park

Important COVID-19 update – Visitor restrictions

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 for travellers to keep up to date with the COVID-19 situation in Australia as it is continually evolving. Read more.

NT Health also encourages visitors to the NT to protect themselves against mosquitoes due to the presence of Japanese encephalitis.

No matter what time of year you visit Kakadu, there is always something to see and do.

Dry Season

(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.

Tropical summer

(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 Burrungkuy (Nourlangie) 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.

Need some inspiration? Check out our suggested itineraries.