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
Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is one of Kakadu's six seasons. The locals call it the 'cold weather' time. Humidity is low, with daytime temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius and nights around 17 degrees. Dazzling blue skies hang overhead, and waterfalls slow to a gentle trickle into the peaceful pools below. The shrinking billabongs are crowded with waterbirds, including magpie geese that are fat and heavy after weeks of abundant food. Traditional burning continues, extinguished by the dew at night.
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge) opens tomorrow | 5 June 2013
The beautiful and isolated Koolpin Gorge opens tomorrow - but only to visitors who have a special day-use or camping permit! The area is accessible by 4WD only and you need to carry all drinking water. Also, due to storms, the communications tower is broken (to be fixed imminently). If possible, please carry a satellite phone.
The trip in to Koolpin Gorge campsite is an adventure of its own. You need to ford two sandy creeks and traverse an 11 km track. To apply for a permit (day visit and/or overnight camping) go to permits.