All off track and or overnight bushwalking permits for the 2023 dry season are now exhausted, you can apply for dates next year from 1 December 2023.
Some areas of Kakadu National Park require you to apply for a camping permit. For the majority of the campsites shown in the Visitor Guide you do not need to apply for a permit.
Walking is a great way to experience Kakadu. There are many marked walks throughout the park, including a wide variety of short and easy day walks as well as some longer, more challenging full day walks to be experienced without a permit. You will need to apply for a permit if you want to do overnight bushwalks, or bushwalk in unmarked remote areas (off-track bushwalking). Please note permits will not be issued to solo walkers.
Before applying for a permit please check that the following closure dates don't affect you:
Changes to Walking Routes on Jim Jim Creek
The bushwalking route in the Jim Jim area of Kakadu National Park was changed in 2018 for cultural reasons. For more details, please refer to the following:
- Notice to overnight bushwalkers (PDF 157 KB)
- Map of new walking track (PDF 2.3 MB)
- Satellite view of new walking track (PDF 4.74 MB)
For information about permits in Kakadu National Park please contact:
The Permits Officer
Kakadu National Park
PO Box 71
Jabiru NT 0886
Phone: +61 (08) 8938 1140
Fax: +61 (08) 8938 1115