Is Kakadu open 2022?

Is Kakadu open 2022?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 03/05/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Kakadu, Australia’s and certainly one of the world’s most extraordinary natural wonderlands, is like nothing else you can ever dream of experiencing.

From its giant cascades to its sublime natural pools, to its ancient rock art sites to its expansive gorges, Kakadu rightfully holds its place as Australia’s most astounding wilderness!

Kakadu is most certainly open in 2022 – you can grab yourself a permit and take your time to explore this monumental testament to nature’s beauty, where abundant wildlife roam the green and orange lands and the giant peaks tower above the ancient landscape.

Let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable experiences that await you in the wonderful Kakadu National Park:


Australia’s Indigenous art is the oldest living art form in the world, and one of its earliest – and most exhilarating – examples is found in Kakadu at Nourlangie. From what is itself a stunning rock formation leaping out of the park below becomes ancient shelters that hold 20,000 year-old rock art!

With paintings depicting the artists’ daily lives as well as animals that have long-been extinct on the mainland, you are in for an unforgettable experience at this most fascinating part of Kakadu…

Gunlom plunge pool

Forget the ritzy hotels advertising stunning infinity pools – Kakadu is home to nature’s most beautiful infinity pool. After climbing to the top of the Gunlom Falls, you will come across this natural marvel, the ultimate reward for after you’ve worked up a huge sweat exploring amazing Kakadu!

Croc-spotting cruises

Kakadu is home to a few saltwater crocodiles, and by a few we mean some 10,000 of these prehistoric predators! That’s really quite a lot, hey? And you can climb aboard a Yellow Water croc-spotting cruise that will allow you to see plenty of these legendary reptiles hanging around the tranquil waters in search of a feed and a leisurely swim.


Located in the park’s far reaches, you will have to hop aboard a 4WD tour or have your own to get to Jarrangbarnmi. What’s more, you need a specific permit to enter this part of the park – it’s a sacred Indigenous area and requires fewer visitors so as not to pollute its untouched natural beauty.

But this info alone should be enough to speak of its wonder: Jarrangbarnmi gorge is one of the most beguiling regions in all of Australia, and totally worth the venture out there if you have the time…

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.