West Alligator Head campground
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 to comply with the current travel restrictions and to use the Territory Check-In app to register at visitor sites and campgrounds in Kakadu.
There’s no need to book ahead at our campgrounds as they operate on a first-come, first-served basis, and the on-site campground manager will collect your camping fees.
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.
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- Open today - Currently 4WD access only. Middle beach is currently closed due to invasive species management.
- 4WD essential
See the access report for more details.
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
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