| Driving Safety in Northern TerritoryThis
website is made for the clients specially of the travel agencies
Goholi and Australia 4 Wheel drive Rentals and their websites
| Expect the unexpected! Driving in country and
remote areas of the Northern Territory is very different from
city driving. The Northern Territory is large and it may take
hours or even days to get from one town to the next. For this
reason it is very important to plan your trip and know how far
it is to the next town. Tell someone of your planned journey,
including estimated time of arrival. It is important to plan
your travel. Enjoy your visit to the Territory - don't become
|Life threatening emergency
|NRMA - Road side service
|Medical - Jabiru Health Clinic
||(08) 8979 2018
|Poisons Information Centre
||(08) 8938 1100
• (during business hours)
|South Alligator ranger station
• (near the Kakadu Resort)
|(08) 8979 0194
|East Alligator ranger station
• (near the Border Store)
|(08) 8979 2291
|Jim Jim ranger station
• (near the Yellow Water
|(08) 8979 2038
|Mary River ranger station
• (6km north of the Wirnwirnmila
Mary River Roadhouse)
|(08) 8975 4578
Emergency call devices
Emergency call devices are to be used in emergencies
only. Follow the instructions located on the devices.
Emergency call devices can be found at:
• West Alligator Head
• Jim Jim Falls
• Twin Falls
• Graveside Gorge
Courtesy of http://www.environment.gov.au/ ©
| Area Status Updated
Additional Information and Area Status Updated at http://kakadu.com.au/
© Area covered by the report are:
Arnhem Highway, Kakadu Highway, Old Darwin Road,
East Alligator District
Ubirr Art Site, Magela Creek, Cahills Crossing, Merl Campground,
Manngarre Walk, Bardedjilidji Sandstone, Sandstone & River Walk.Nourlangie
Nourlangie Rock, Nanguluwur Art, Nawurlandja Lookout, Anbangbang
Billabong, Gubara, Sandy Billabong, Muirella Park Campground,
Bubba Walk, Illigadjarr Walk, Burdulba Campground, Malabanjbandju
Caravan Area, Malabanjbandju Tent Area, Sandstone Barrk Walk.South
Mamukala, Gungarre Walk, West Alligator Head, Red Lily Billabong,
Alligator Billabong, 2 Mile Hole Billabong, 4 Mile Hole Billabong
.Jim Jim District
Jim Jim Billabong Campground, Yellow Water Road, Yellow Water
Boardwalk, Home Billabong Walk, Jim Jim Falls, Garnamarr Campground,
Jim Jim Day Use Area, Twin Falls Gorge, Twin Falls Escarpment
Walk, Mardugal Campground 1 & 2, Mardugal Billabong Walk, Gun-gardun
Walk, Maguk, Graveside Gorge.Mary River District
Kambolgie Campground, Yurmikmik Walks, Gunlom Campground, Koolpin
Gorge, Guratba/Gimbat Day Use, Rock Holes, Bukbukluk Lookout,
Gungurul Campground, Gungural Lookout & River Walk, Gunlom Road.http://kakadu.com.au/
printable map of Kakadu National Park © - courtesy of www.kakadu.com.au
| Road and access reports Road conditions in Kakadu
National Park vary according to the season. During the wet season
there is widespread flooding, so you should inquire about road
conditions before you depart. Road conditions and walking track
access in the Park are monitored daily. The latest information
about road and walking track conditions, openings and closures
is available from the Bowali Visitor Centre, phone (08) 8938
1121, or you can download the latest report from our road report.
Vehicle weight restrictions
Vehicles over 6000 kg Gross Vehicle Mass are NOT permitted on
the following roads and tracks at any time of year:
• Jim Jim Falls / Twin Falls Road
• Road to Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
• Road to Graveside Gorge
• Road to Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin)
• Road to Rockhole
• West Alligator Head •
Road (2 Mile Hole and 4 Mile Hole)
• Gubara Road
| Rob's notes: My
car hit a flood zone in 1989 and was swept sideways on the Arhem
Highway in February. Luckily it was a mercedes and heavy enough
to withstand the full force of the flood wave. An hour earlier
I went down the road and there was nothing. I always suggest
to our clients (many are friends) a few additional tips apart
from the offical advice.
• The golden rule
- make sure everyione in the car has the their seatbelt, baby
seats, booster seat properly adjusted and fasten before the
key turns in the ignition.
• Seriously - don't drive at
dusk, dawn or night.
• Don't talk on a phone whilst
• Both hands on the wheel to
correct vehicle action in an emergancy.
• Don't drink whilst driving.
• If there is a passenger please
have them also talk to you a bit to keep your mind alert and
active and keep a second pair of eye's alert around you and
on the road.
• Roadtrains are big and long
- by careful when you see one.
• Especially watch the rail crossing
going into Batchelor
• Especially watch the heavy
trucks entering on the Arhem Highway around and past the Bark
Hut Inn area and at the Compass entry in Batchelor see www.litchfieldnationalpark.com
• Water crossings - especially
at Twin Falls quiet a few hire cars have been in difficulty
at this crossing.
• Always be alert as often it's
the oncoming vehicle that may have difficulties which will
affect your travel path.I.E. I have seen tourists in a hire
vehicle swerve only 100m in fornt of us onto our lane so as
to miss Kitty Hawks on the Arhem Higway during a burnoff in
Sept 9th, 2009.
• In the Northern Territory you
name it we have it cows, wild horses, wallabies, kanagroos,
1000's of camles, large eagles on the road and much much more.
• Especially if there is one
driver please stop and get out and stretch your legs often
• Drink the required amount of
• Tourists not used to the sun
and roads have told me quiet often to warn others of the flickering
of light thru the branches and trees - it can be rather hypnotic
• We have very long straight
streches of road on the Stuart Highway, Kakadu Highway and
Arhem Highway that are NOT to be treated as a speedway. 4WD
and large motorhomes are not meant to be pushed but to be
• Rollovers - Please note there
are stretches of road where severe weather has worn the edge
of were the sealed road meets the dirt/gravel side of the
road. The drop here can be as much as 3 inches or 7cm app.
If both wheels get caught on this it will hinder your driving.
Drive slow and keep to the sealed section and please concentrate
carefully with both hands on the wheel. Road's NT do try their
best to maintain the roads.
Map of Kakadu National Park
| Warnings - External link http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/index.html
Please note sometimes the main link from the government database
is replaced if so here is the start of the Parks section and
please subsearch for crocoidle warngs etc http://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/index.html
+Parks & Wildlife Commission of the Northern TerritoryHead Office
- Goyder Centre 25 Chung Wah Tce Palmerston, NT 0830
PO Box 496 Palmerston NT 0831
Ph: +61 (0) 8 8999 5511 Information courtesy of http://www.tourismnt.com.au/
Kakadu National Park - Seasons
But Australia's Kakadu sees seasons of varied extremes --
so varied, in fact, that the park's longtime aboriginal inhabitants
have divided the year into six distinct seasons.
Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng,
from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a
few weeks to several months.
Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January
to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng,
in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed
and clear skies prevail.
Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge,
from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from
mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity
is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time
temperatures are around 17°C.
Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August
to mid-October, is hot and dry.
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