Is Jabiru part of Kakadu National Park?

Is Jabiru part of Kakadu National Park?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/17/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s most majestic natural landscapes. With its towering peaks, cascading falls, ancient rock art and fascinating wildlife, there is nowhere else on the planet like this sprawling wonderland and for this reason alone it should be on everyone’s must-see list!

People often think that once they enter Kakadu there will be no access to the amenities needed to sustain their trip – not so!

Jabiru is an awesome little town situated in Kakadu that has everything you need for your trip to the park. Located toward the park’s eastern side, Jabiru has a supermarket, medical clinic, pharmacy, swimming pool and even a Mercure hotel (aptly shaped like a crocodile).

So, no need to worry about leaving any essentials behind in Darwin – you’re all set with Jabiru! It’s the perfect base for when you’re experiencing these incredible Kakadu adventures:


Nourlangie is one of the world’s oldest known galleries, with the Gun-djeihmi people having painted the walls there for around 20,000 years! From a distance, Nourlangie is impressive in itself, being a giant sandstone formation jumping out of the valley below.

But once you get up into its shelters, and find yourself among the rock art, you will see why this giant sandstone formation is uniquely special. The works are amazing to marvel upon, and they even document certain animals believed long extinct on the mainland, furthering Nourlangie’s reputation as a seriously old gallery…

Gunlom plunge pool

All your five-star hotel infinity pools in New York, Shanghai and Singapore combined can’t surpass the beauty that is the Gunlom plunge pool – possibly the world’s most beautiful natural infinity pool.

After a slightly testing hike up Gunlom Falls you will come across this natural marvel, with its refreshing waters and endless Kakadu views, realising why it is a must-see spot when you head to the park!

Croc-spotting tour

Kakadu is known for being home to some scaly, ferocious residents: some 10,000 of them, truth be told. This means there is really nowhere else on Earth where you’re more likely to catch a glimpse of the famous saltwater crocodile than through a Yellow Water cruise.

These cruises take you in relative safety across the water where you can spy many of these magnificent animals in their absolute element, bathing and looking for a delicious feed as the day goes on…


Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.