Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu is one of very few places World Heritage listed for both its cultural and its natural values. Kakadu National Park is managed jointly by its Aboriginal traditional owners and the Director of National Parks. There are several Visitor Centres located within Kakadu that provide insightful and informative details of the history, landscapes, wildlife and culture of the region, along with information on the many attractions and things to see and do.
Permits: A Kakadu National Park Pass is required for entry to the area. Passes can be purchased on arrival at your chosen accommodation ($25 per adult , valid for 14 days) or online at www.kakadu.com.au.
Swimming in Kakadu: Due to the risk of Estuarine (saltwater) crocodiles in the park, it is strongly recommended that you heed warning signs at all swimming holes and consider the information carefully. Whilst most swimming holes are surveyed for crocodiles prior to opening each dry season, there remains a risk that crocodiles may move back into these gorges and pools. Swimming is at your own risk.
Climate: Daytime temperatures average in the low to mid 30's. Loose comfortable closthing and a sun hat is recommended, along with a day pack that includes sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of drinking water. Please note that some of the walks and attractions within the park require a reasonable level of fitness. Heavy rainfall is experienced between December and March, and some areas and roads may be closed during these months.
Fuel stations located within the park: Unleaded and leaded petrol and diesel fuel are available at Kakadu Resort (at South Alligator), Jabiru, Cooinda and Wirnwirnmila Mary River Road House.