Welcome to Banggerreng!

Speergrass at Gubara, Kakadu

Speargrass and blue skies at Gubara, Kakadu National Park

There’s a noticeable change in the air at Kakadu, as we move into Banggerreng or ‘knock em down storm’ season. Monsoonal conditions make way for clear skies during Banggerreng. Humidity levels are starting to ease and while the days are still warm, evenings bring a hint of cooler things to come.

At this time of year the vast expanses of floodwater start to recede and streams begin to run clear. Spear grass which has grown to over two metres tall during Gudjewg is knocked down by strong winds that come with the occasional ‘knock ‘em down storm’. Wildflowers begin to bloom, plants are fruiting and animals are caring for their young.

Grevilleas flowering in front of Burrunguy

Grevilleas flowering in front of Burrunguy

Now is a great time to join a guided tour of the park. Boat tours, scenic flights and guided day trips operate throughout the year. You can enjoy many Kakadu icons at their best. See Jim Jim and Twin Falls from the air, with water still flowing before the dry season, or take an exclusive boat tour on Magela Creek or Yellow Water wetlands.

Check our website for a list of the seasonal attractions, and look them up in the Kakadu National Park Visitor Guide for maps and further information.

Just remember – the heavy rains of the wet season have left damage to some roads. Before you depart, check our daily access report so you know which areas are open for business! For more detailed advice call our helpful staff at Bowali Visitor Centre on 08 8938 1120.

Find out more about Banggerreng, including what to see and where to go, or read more about Kakadu’s six seasons. Download our visitor guide or check the daily Kakadu road access report.

Shannon, Kakadu National Park

 

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