West Alligator Head campground
This is the only secluded coastal beach camping area in Kakadu.
Although suited to those with a real spirit of adventure who enjoy out of the way places it is mainly used by locals for fishing and is rarely visited by travellers.
The turn-off to West Alligator Head is 2 km from the entry station. An 80 km 4WD track through the savanna woodlands brings you to the campground.
There are basic facilities at Pococks Beach but no defined camping areas at Pococks Beach Middle Beach or Jungle Camp.
There is no boat ramp but boats can be launched from the beach. You should note the tidal flat extends out 1.2 km.
Driving on the beaches is prohibited.
The beach is an important nesting ground for flatback turtles, which nest for nine months of the year.
This area is not recommended for rooftop tinnies.
Be Crocwise: Fishing and boating
- Ensure you observe all safety signs, and be aware that whenever you are near water in the park, there is a risk of crocs!
- Do not enter the water when fishing.
- Never lean over the edge of a boat, out on a tree limb or enter the water to retrieve snagged lures.
- When fishing from the bank fish five metres from the water’s edge.
- Saltwater crocodiles can attack people in boats, the smaller the boat the greater the risk.
- All non-powered vessels are prohibited in Kakadu.
Get travel advice from the experts
Take the worry out of trip planning with expert tips from Kakadu rangers.
- 4WD essential
Type of camping
- Camper trailers
- No caravans
Adults: $6.00 per night
Children: $3.00 per night
Families: $15.00 per night
- No drinking water
- Toilets (pit)
- No showers
- No rubbish bins
- No power
- No generators permitted
- No alcohol permitted
- No picnic area
- Fire pit
- Boat ramp
- No swimming pool
Amenities at hub
- Park passes
- General store
Take the first step
A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single click.
Enter your email to get free trip planning advice from Kakadu rangers.