Jabiru, Northern Territory

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Surrounded by the stunning expanse of the ancient Kakadu National Park, the small town of Jabiru offers the perfect place to start your explorations of the area.

Jabiru, NT

Built back in 1982 to house the small community living near the Ranger Uranium Mine, it is now a fully-functioning town with plenty of things to see and do – not least experience the beautiful scenery of the surrounding national park.

In the town itself, you’ll find a charming central plaza that’s flanked by souvenir shops, a supermarket, cute cafes, and family-run bakeries.

Things to Do Around Jabiru

The main reason visitors stop off in Jabiru is to explore the Kakadu National Park. It marks a great starting point for exploring the crisscross of hiking trails and to experience the views from a different perspective.

  • Bowali Visitor Centre

    Bowali Visitor Centre, Jabiru

    The Bowali Visitor Centre is perhaps the most popular attraction in town. Here, you can learn more about the Kakadu National Park through impressive videos, displays, and the library, and pick up a souvenir or two at the Marrawuddi Gallery, which stocks a selection of Aboriginal art, crafts, books, and gifts.

  • Bowali Bike and Walking Track

    If you’re keen to explore the outdoors, head out onto the Bowali bike and walking track which begins by the Gagudju Crocodile Hotel in the centre of town. This 4km walk takes you through winding woodlands, passing ancient plant life and incredible natural scenery.

  • Scenic Flights

    You can even discover Kakadu National Park from a different perspective by taking a scenic flight from Jabiru over the expanse of scenery below. Pick out major landmarks and spot colourful native wildlife as you soar through the sky.

Elsewhere in town, you can kick back and relax around the Jabiru town lake, with its picnic areas and barbecue facilities, or take part in some Barramundi fishing before taking a cruise across the Yellow Water.

For a step back in time, head out on a day-trip to Ubirr Rock and Twin Falls, where you can learn about local Aboriginal history and discover some of the region’s fascinating rock paintings.

Discovering the Kakadu National Park and everything it has to offer is top of many visitors’ wishlist. So, for the chance to dig deep into the incredible history of the area and explore stunning scenery, make a stop off in Jabiru to learn about small town life and to start your discovery into the beautiful surroundings.

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