Jabiru is located within the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Kakadu is Australia’s largest terrestrial national park, covering over 19,000 square kilometres. A number of different Aboriginal clans live in the park and evidence of their culture can be seen in many rock art galleries. Kakadu protects an amazing diversity of habitats including savannah woodlands, monsoon forests, stone country, floodplains and billabongs, tidal flats and coast. These are home to a wide range of wildlife, including many endemic species. Some areas of Kakadu are only open at certain times of the year due to seasonal conditions. Others are not open to the general public or require a permit for bushwalking and camping.
To plan your exploration of Kakadu, for maps, free to download park notes, apps, information and advice:
- Visit https://www.parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/
- Download Kakadu National Park’s Visitor Guide. – Here you will find a detailed map and useful information to help you plan your trip to Kakadu National Park.
- Visit Bowali Visitor Centre
*Excerpt taken from Jabiru Residents’ Handbook 2018
*Photo credit: Tourism NT / James Fisher – Guided cultural tours in Kakadu