Camping and caravans

Kakadu has lots of park-run camping areas, or you can book into a commercial campground or caravan site.

The park-run campsites have no booking system – places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For camping outside of designated camping areas you will need a camping permit.

 

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      Camping fees

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  • Camp in the South Alligator region

    This is the first region you will see on the drive from Darwin – a great base for exploring the Mamukala Wetlands.

    • Bush campground

      Waldak Irrmbal (West Alligator Head)

      Two campsites are located at West Alligator Head:

      • Pokok's Beach - composting toilet and shower facilities (to the west).
      • Middle Beach - free bush camping with no facilities, located 6 km from Pokok's Beach.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at these sites.

      Alcohol is permitted

    • Free bush camping areas

      Two Mile Hole (check seasonal access)

      This free bush camping area has no toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Four Mile Hole (check seasonal access)

      This free bush camping area has no toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Red Lilly Billabong (check seasonal access)

      This free bush camping area has no toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Bucket Billabong (check seasonal access)

      This free bush camping area has no toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Alligator Billabong (check seasonal access)

      This free bush camping area has no toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

    • Commercial campgrounds

      Aurora Kakadu Resort

      The complex has a restaurant and shaded swimming pool & spa, which can be used by non-guests for a fee.

      Tent sites and powered and unpowered van sites are available.

      Call 08 8979 0166 for bookings.

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  • Camp in the Jabiru region

    Jabiru is the main town in Kakadu, offering a range of convenient services.

    • Bush campground

      Malabanjbanjdju campground (check seasonal access)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is not permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Burdulba campground (check seasonal access)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is not permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

    • Commercial campgrounds

      Kakadu Lodge

      This commercial site has a restaurant/bar and guest pool, BBQ, camper's kitchen and shower and toilet facilities. Drinking water is available at this site.

      Powered van sites and powered and unpowered tent sites are available.

      Phone 08 8979 2422 for bookings.

       

      Anbinik Kakadu Resort

      This commercial site has BBQ, shower and toilet facilities. Drinking water is available at this site.

      Powered campsites are available.

      Phone 08 8979 3144 for bookings.

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  • Camp in the East Alligator region

    This is Kakadu’s stone country, near the escarpment in the north of the park. A great base for exploring Ubirr and Arnhem Land.

    • Managed campgrounds

      Merl campground (check seasonal access)

      This managed campground has flushing toilets and hot and cold shower facilities. Generators are not allowed at this campground.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

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  • Camp in the Nourlangie region

    In the centre of the park, this region is popular all year round.

    • Managed campgrounds

      Djarradjin Billabong (Muirella Park) campground (check seasonal access)

      This managed campground has flushing toilets and hot and cold shower facilities. Generators are not allowed at this campground.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

    • Bush campgrounds

      Sandy Billabong campground (dry season only)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is not permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

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  • Camp in the Yellow Water region

    This region is named for its world famous Yellow Water Wetlands, and is conveniently located in the centre of the park.

    • Managed campgrounds

      Mardugal campground (check seasonal access)

      This managed campground has flushing toilets and hot and cold shower facilities. The campground is divided into generator and non-generator zones.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

    • Bush campgrounds

      Jim Jim Billabong campground (check seasonal access)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is not permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

    • Commercial campgrounds

      Cooinda Campground and Caravan Park

      This commercial site offers 200+ unpowered camp sites and 100 shaded powered campsites. Campground facilites include a caravan waste disposal area, showers and toilet facilities, full access to the lodge facilities - including bar and bistro, BBQ area and two resort pools - and BBQ facilities in the campground.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

      Call 08 8979 1500 for bookings.

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  • Camp in the Jim Jim and Twin Falls region

    In the dry season, this is a great base for exploring our iconic waterfalls.

    • Managed campgrounds

      Garnamarr campground (dry season only, 4WD)

      This managed campground has flushing toilets and hot and cold shower facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

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  • Camp in the Mary River region

    In the south of the park, this region is a favourite with locals.

    • Managed campgrounds

      Gunlom campground (check seasonal access)

      This managed campground has flushing toilets and hot and cold shower facilities. The campground is divided into generator and non-generator zones. BBQs are located in the day use zone.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Drinking water is available at this site.

    • Bush camping facilities

      Maguk campground (check seasonal access)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is not permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Gungurul campground (check seasonal access)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

       

      Kambolgie campground (check seasonal accesss)

      This bush campground has composting toilet facilities.

      Alcohol is permitted.

      Please bring your own drinking water as it is not available at this site.

    • Commercial campgrounds

      Mary River Roadhouse

      This commercial camp site has BBQ, shower and toilet facilities. Drinking water is available. There is a guest pool, store and Indigenous Interpretive gallery. Powered and unpowered van sites and tent sites are available.

      Call 08 8975 4229 for bookings.

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  • Camping etiquette

    For a great camping experience, follow these simple camping etiquette guidelines:

      • Be considerate of other people.
      • Keep all equipment in your campsite and away from vegetation.
      • Set up tents at least 50 m from the water's edge when camping near water.
      • If possible, please use gas appliances rather than fires for cooking.
      • Only light fires in the fireplaces provided.
      • Only collect dead and fallen wood from road sides.
      • Do not feed the wildlife.
      • Please do not disturb the trees in the area, particularly young and small trees which will provide shade in the future.
      • Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
      • Take notice of safety signs.
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