For a unique experience – see Kakadu this wet season

Heavy rain continues to fall across the Top End heralding the start of Gudjewg, Kakadu’s breathtaking monsoon season.  Around November each year we have to close Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls because of rising water levels, but the tropical downpours trigger plenty of excitement in other parts of the park.

A visit to Kakadu during Gudjewg gives you the opportunity to enjoy experiences not available during drier months. The floodplains are full, waterfalls are flowing and the native vegetation is green and lush. Dramatic storms and sunsets are also common at this time of year.

Blue waterlily, Kakadu | minerva95aus

Blue waterlily, Kakadu | minerva95aus

One of the best spots to view the floodplains from is Ubirr lookout.

There are plenty of roads still accessible by car and walks to suit all ages and abilities. For the latest information visit

If you want help planning your itinerary visit our website or call our friendly staff at Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120.

Sarah, Kakadu National Park

One thought on “For a unique experience – see Kakadu this wet season

  1. I’ve been walking in the wet season in Kakadu for 30 years. It’s fantastic! Sadly, even most of the people who live in Darwin don’t realise what a great place it is in the Wet. I did a two week walking trip in Kakadu in January. You can see photos from that trip on my Facebook page at Kakadu Highlights No. 1 Photo Album. Hold your cursor over the photos to see short stories about each photo. If the direct link doesn’t work, you should be able to get there from the Availability Page on my website.

    You don’t have to do a major bushwalk like we did to get to some of those places. The first and tenth photos are on the marked trails at Yurmikmik. The final one is at the end of the marked trail to Gubara. Anyone can do those or the Yellow Waters cruise, very different in the Wet to the Dry.

    If this post inspires at least one visit, It’s done it’s job.

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