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Jabiru Region in Kakadu National Park

Where is Jabiru

Jabiru, a small town, is 5 kilometres from the Bowali Visitor Centre.

There is an airstrip 6.5 kilometres east of the town.

Bookings for scenic flights can be made through Kakadu Air - telephone 08 8979 2411.

Facilities in Jabiru

Facilities include accommodation (see below) a service station, a supermarket, a newsagent and post office, a Westpac bank, a travel agency, a medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, a bakery, a hairdresser, clothes shops, a restaurant and cafe and a swimming pool.

Main Attraction

Bowali (Bor-warl-ee) Visitor Centre

Where: Turn west off the Kakadu Highway, 5km west of Jabiru.
Features:

Named after the Bowali Creek which flows nearby, the centre's long linear design was inspired by an Aboriginal Rock Shelter. The Bowali Visitor Centre contains a wealth of information about Kakadu.

Park staff are available to provide information to you. Videos, displays and a library are also available to assist you in planning your visit. Visitor Centre open 8.00am to 5.00pm.

The Marrawuddi Gallery stocks Aboriginal arts and crafts, books and gifts. Refreshments are available from the Anmak An-me Cafe. opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Allow a few hours to explore the centre and learn a little more about Kakadu.

If you have more time

Bowali bike and walking track

Where: Starts opposite the Gagudju Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru.
Features:

A 4km return walk on a rammed earth path winding its way through woodlands to the Bowali Visitor Centre. Allow 30 to 40 minutes each way.

Iligadjarr (Illy-gar-jar) walk (dry season only)

Where: Starts at the Malabanjbanjdju or Burdulba Camping Areas.
Features:

A 3.8km circular walk across a small grassy floodplain and along Burdulba Billabong. Allow 2 hours.

Scenic Flights

Where:

Available from Jabiru East and Cooinda Airstrips. Bookings can be organised through Kakadu Air, tel: (08) 89419611 Int: +61 8 89419611.

Within Australia Feecall tel 1800 089 113

Features:

Commercial flights provide a birds eye view of Kakadu and its many varied habitats.

Tour Bookings

Where:

Tours can be booked at Kakadu Tours and Travel (Ph: (08) 8979 2548 Int: +61 8 8979 2548), at accommodation centres, or by phoning the tour operators direct.

karen@kakadutours.com.au
www.kakaduair.com.au

Features:

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) and boat tours or Kakadu and neighboring Arnhem Land.

Safety Note: Saltwater (estuarine) crocodiles occur in billabongs and at the sea; for your safety do not enter the water

Where to stay

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn
The Gagudji Crocodile Holiday Inn is equipped with motel standard rooms, restaurant, gift shop and booking facilities for commercial tours of the park. A swimming pool is also available for use by guests only. Reservations are recommended.

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 2800
International: +61 8 8979 2800
Web Site: http://www.gagudju-dreaming.com/Gagudju-Crocodile-Holiday-Inn/Overview.aspx

Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park
The Kakadu Lodge and Caravan Park has available lodge rooms, cabins, tent sites, powered van sites, barbeque facilities and a bar/bistro. A swimming pool and eating area are available for use by guests only. Reservations are recommended.

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 2422
International: +61 8 8979 2422
Web Site: www.auroraresorts.com.au

Lakeview Park Kakadu
Lakeview Park Kakadu offers unique accommodation designed by award winning Troppo Architects for the climate and experience of Kakadu. Lakeview Park Kakadu is ideal for families and groups as well as business people and backpackers, offering Bush Bungalows, "6 Packs" (6 rooms sharing common facilities), Cabins and Ensuite Van Sites. Facilities include: public telephone; fully equipped laundromat, lush tropical gardens and shady lawn areas; secure off-street parking; and gas barbeque areas with tables and plenty of shade.

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 3144
International: + 61 8 8979 3144
Web Site: http://www.lakeviewkakadu.com.au

Bush Camping Areas (check wet season access)
Free camping with basic toilet facilities is available at Malabanjbanjdju and Burdulbe. Drinking water is not available at these sites.

Permits
Permits are required to enter aboriginal lands in the district. Any enquiries can be made at the Northern Land Council Office situated in the Government Office Block, Flinders Street, Jabiru.

Sacred areas
Sacred areas, which exist in the National Park are well away from general tourist locations and there are very few unauthorised entries into these locations. Sacred sites are in the Death Adder Gorge and Nourlangie area and are well sign posted. Penalties for transgression are a maximum $5000 fine or two years' imprisonment.
Courtesy: http://www.nt.gov.au/

The entry sign to Jabiru. The town of Jabiru is located 253 kilometres southeast of Darwin in the Kakadu National Park and is a high profile tourist area that attracts many thousands of visitors a year.

The major industry of the area is uranium mining, which is the reason for the establishment of the Jabiru Township. The population of Jabiru Fire District is 700. However in the tourist season the population rises by as much as 3000 on any given day. The climate is typical "Top End" tropical climate very similar to Darwin. Because of its inland location as compared with Darwin, the effects of cyclonic conditions during the cyclone season are not as severe as those experienced in coastal areas.

Services

In Jabiru there are many services including: service station, supermarket, newsagent and post office (Commowealth Bank agency), Westpac Bank, travel agent, medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, swimming pool, library, hairdresser, restaurant and cafe.

Jabiru is located 253 kilometres south east from Darwin in Kakadu National Park. Road access from Jabiru to Darwin is all year round, however other areas around Jabiru become totally inaccessible during the wet season, usually December to March.

 

Services

In Jabiru there are many services including: service station, supermarket, newsagent and post office (Commowealth Bank agency), Westpac Bank, travel agent, medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, swimming pool, library, hairdresser, restaurant and cafe.

 

Services

In Jabiru there are many services including: service station, supermarket, newsagent and post office (Commowealth Bank agency), Westpac Bank, travel agent, medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, swimming pool, library, hairdresser, restaurant and cafe.

 

There is an airstrip 6.5 kilometres east of the town.

Bookings for scenic flights can be made through Kakadu Air - telephone 08 8979 2411.

Kakadu Lodge

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 2422
International: +61 8 8979 2422
Web Site: www.auroraresorts.com.au

Also located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, Kakadu Lodge is situated on the fringe of the Jabiru township and is central to many of the attractions of the Park. The landscaped gardens provide shady grassed camping areas and comfortable accommodation in the Lodge or self-contained cabins.

There are 13 air-conditioned, Self-contained Cabins with kitchenette and ensuite bathrooms and 32 air-conditioned Lodge Rooms with communal bathroom and kitchen facilities located in a natural bush setting. Get back to nature and utilise one of 186 powered caravan sites or 100 non-powered caravan and camping sites ideal for a family getaway.

Kakadu Lodge also has a lagoon style pool with bar and bistro, a souvenir shop and kiosk and is within walking distance of the Jabiru shopping centre. The property includes the following facilities:
Bar and bistro
Swimming pool
Laundry facilities
Barbeque facilities
Camping facilities
Car parking
Air conditioned rooms, dormitories and cabins equipped with refrigerators and tea and coffee facilities
Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities for lodge rooms and dormitories
Private kitchen and bathroom facilities in cabins

Lakeview Park Kakadu in Jabiru

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 3144
International: + 61 8 8979 3144
Web Site: http://www.lakeviewkakadu.com.au

Lakeview Park Kakadu in Jabiru. Located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, the Lakeview Park Kakadu offers unique accommodation designed by award winning Troppo Architects for the climate and experience of Kakadu. Lakeview Park Kakadu is ideal for families and groups as well as business people and backpackers. This facility offers 11 Cabins, 17 Bush Bungalows, 18 "6 Pack" rooms (groups of 6 rooms sharing common facilities) and Ensuite Van Sites. This property is located close to the Jabiru Petrol Station and the famous Jabiru bakery. On-site facilities include:

Public Telephone
Fully Equipped Laundromat
Extensive lush tropical gardens and shady lawn areas
Secure off-street parking for your car and boat (regardless of size)
Gas BBQ areas with tables and umbrellas
5 Mins walk to Jabiru lake
5 Mins walk to the bakery
10 Mins walk to the supermarket

Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn

Telephone:
Within Australia: (08) 8979 2800
International: +61 8 8979 2800
Web Site: http://www.gagudju-dreaming.com/

Located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is a is a 3 star property built in the shape of a crocodile. It offers deluxe accommodation with 110 air conditioned rooms which include colour television, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel is an innovative blend of natural and modern architecture, combining standard accommodation and conference facilities. The property is located close to the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Jabiru township and also includes the following additional facilities:
Restaurant
Disabled facilities with assistance
Babysitting available
Swimming Pool
Baggage holding Room
Guest Laundry
Courtesy Transfers
Pay Phone
Day Tours/Tour Desk
Room Service Available
Barbeque Facilities
In House Movies
Car Parking

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.
Kakadu Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng, from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a few weeks to several months.
Kakadu Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
Kakadu Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng, in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed and clear skies prevail.
Kakadu Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge, from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
Kakadu Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity is low, daytime temperatures are around 30C and night-time temperatures are around 17C.
Kakadu Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry.

Resources
www.parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/
www.environment.gov.au/parks/
www.facebook.com/RoadReportNT
www.roadreport.nt.gov.au/
www.ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/
www.toiletmap.gov.au/
www.travelnt.com/
http://kakaduroadreport.wordpress.com/

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