Welcome to Kakadu
The Aboriginal traditional owners welcome you to Kakadu National Park. We are happy and proud to share this special place with you.
We hope you take the time to look, listen and feel the country, to experience the true essence of this land. Take care and return safely to your family and friends and share the memories and stories you will learn from our country.
What to see right now
Yegge, in May and June, is a time of cooler days and lower humidity - a great time to visit us. The floodplains and waterholes are shrouded in early morning mist which rises with the morning sun. Fragrant water lilies carpet shallow wetlands. The drying winds and flowering Darwin woolly butt tell Bininj/Mungguy that it is time to start patch burning to 'clean the country' and encourage new growth for grazing animals. The skies become hazy with smoke from fires that slowly burn out during the night.
Maguk (Barramundi Gorge) opens lunch time today | 22 May 2013
Maguk opens today - for high clearance 4WD only at this stage. Please take note of any crocodile warning and safety signs and take plenty of drinking water.
Take a walk through shady monsoonal rainforest along Barramundi Creek, past sandy banks and rugged sandstone formations to discover a beautiful large plunge pool and seasonal waterfall. Compost toilets and fire places are available and a camping spot will cost you a mere $5 per person per night (under 16 free).
For further information, contact our Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120.