Where is Kakadu?
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.
Kakadu is one of the largest national parks in Australia. Its western boundary is about 150 km east of Darwin in Australia’s tropical north.
The Bowali Visitor Centre near the main township of Jabiru is 250 km from Darwin when heading further into the park.
Kakadu extends nearly 200 km from north to south and over 100 km from east to west. It is a place of enormous ecological and biological diversity. It runs from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south.
These landscapes are home to a range of rare and endemic plants and animals, including more than one-third of Australia’s bird species and one-quarter of its freshwater and estuarine fish species.
Kakadu National Park map
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