Kakadu National Park

An ideal base for bushwalking along the East Alligator River and perfect for campers who want to enjoy a famous sunset from the top of Ubirr.

The spacious and shady setting is just 3 km from the famous Ubirr rock art site so it’s an ideal base for exploring Ubirr and Arnhem Land.

Meanwhile, the campground provides a short scenic walk through rock formations and down to Cahills Crossing where you can do a bit of crocodile spotting.

Merl campground isn't open right now.

Current status: Site closed until further notice for cultural reasons.

 

Staying safe at Kakadu

We want you to have a fantastic holiday that’s memorable for all the right reasons. Kakadu is a wild place – here are our tips to help you be Crocwise and stay safe, particularly near waterways!

Please read our safety information

Site accessibility

  • Cross icon Not open today - Site closed until further notice for cultural reasons
  • 2WD

See the access report for more details.


Type of camping

Managed campsite

Suitable for

  • Tick icon Tents
  • Tick icon Camper trailers
  • Tick icon Caravans

Pricing

Adults: $15.00 per night

Children: $7.50 per night

Families: $38.00 per night

Facilities

  • Cross icon No drinking water
  • Tick icon Toilets (flushing)
  • Tick icon Showers (hot water)
  • Tick icon Rubbish bins
  • Cross icon No power
  • Cross icon No generators permitted
  • Tick icon Alcohol permitted
  • Tick icon Picnic area (tables only)
  • Tick icon Fire pit
  • Cross icon No boat ramp
  • Cross icon No swimming pool

Nearest hub

Jabiru

Distance to hub

40 km

35 minutes

Amenities at hub

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  • Tick icon Fuel
  • Tick icon General store
  • Tick icon Meals
  • Tick icon Restaurant
  • Tick icon Bar