Where is Kakadu National Park in Australia
Kakadu National Park an Australian Natural Icon covers almost
20,000 square kms and is 253 kms East of Darwin the capital
city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Kakadu
National Park is a World Heritage listed area that has been
listed for it's cultural and natural heritage and Kakadu is
the largest terrestrial national park in Australia. Life
in the park does depends on the water, also in respect to
the tropical monsoon climate that produces the downpours of
the tropical humidity of the "wet" season, and the milder
weather of the "dry" season.
Kakadu National Park is the gateway
to Arnhemland. The sealed roads from Darwin to Kakadu is via
the Arnhem Highway and from Katherine to Kakadu National Park
via the Kakadu Highway. The Bowali
Visitor Centre near Jairu in Kakadu
National Park is located 253 km from Darwin
in Northern Territory Australia via the Arnhem
Highway entrance. If travelling by road, you should allow
3 hours travelling time from Darwin.
Roads to Kakadu National Park
Road conditions in the Park vary according to the tweo seasons
being the Green 'Wet' season or Dry season. Widespread Green
'Wet' season flooding occured historically and frequently
during November to April there nowdays the seasons have changed
signifciantly. Therefore you should check the road conditions
well before your departure . Up-to-the-moment road reports
can be obtained from the Bowali Visitor Centre (Telephone
+61 (0) 8 8938 1120). The Arnhem and Kakadu Highways are sealed
and generally remain open throughout the year. Green 'Wet'
season flooding associated with any prolonged heavy rains
may have various locational temporary closures.
We we here also provides helpful tips on Kakadu National
Park and what to see and activities available, visitor safety,
park camping and accommodation facilities, emergency contacts
and useful Kakadu Parks information.
If time allows, we advise you stay in the park for a few
days so that the major sites can be explored at your leisure.
Kakadu National Park can be visited selfdrive a 2 wheel drive
vehicle though access is limited to the Kakadu Highway and
the Arnhem Highway. Ubirr, Yellow Waters, Jabiru and Nourlangie
Rock being main the extent of where you can visit a 2 wheel
drive vehicle. Please
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Access to the following roads may vary during the wet season:
|The Arnhem and Kakadu Highways
are sealed and generally remain open throughout the year. Wet
season flooding associated with prolonged heavy rains can cause
| The Nourlangie road is sealed and generally remains
open throughout the year. Rare flooding associated with prolonged
heavy rains may prevent access, sometimes for several days.
| The Ubirr road is sealed but subject to wet season
flooding at Magela Creek. During the wet season, the Magela
Creek crossing is often impassable or restricted to four-wheel
|The Jim Jim/Twin Falls road is a four-wheel-drive track
and is impassable during the wet season. Closure is dictated
by the length of the wet season, road conditions and visitor
safety related to estuarine crocodiles.
|The Gunlom road is unsealed and is subject to flooding.
It is closed at times during the wet season.
|The Gubara road access is unsealed and is open to two-wheel-drive
vehicles during the dry season. The road generally changes to
four-wheel-drive access in the wet season. It is occasionally
|Vehicles over 4500 kilograms (tare) are NOT permitted
on the following roads and tracks:
* Jim Jim Falls - Twin Falls
* Maguk (Barramundi Gorge)
* Graveside Gorge
* Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin) Gorge
* 4 Mile Hole - 2 Mile Hole
|Access updates - Access
updates provide detailed information regarding access to
visitor sites within Kakadu National Park. These detailed updates
are issued as required throughout the year, particularly during
seasonal transitions before and after the wet season.
| Fuel - Unleaded and leaded petrol and diesel fuel
are available at the Kakadu Resort (South Alligator), Jabiru,
Cooinda and the Wirnwirnmila Mary River Road House. Refuel your
vehicle as frequently as possible.
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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