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Gateway to Kakadu! Right smack bang in the middle of Kakadu - you'll find Jabiru.

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About Jabiru

Jabiru - Mining Town in a World Heritage Listed National Park

Nestled near the spectacular Arnhem Land Escarpment in World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Jabiru was established as a mining town in the 1970s. It is the only Australian town set inside a national park, and is now the main service area within the Park, offering a range of accommodation and facilities.

Jabiru is a great stepping-off point for excursions into Kakadu. The people of Jabiru take pride in their unique town and enjoy a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle.

Recreation Facilities

Jabiru has an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts and a challenging nine hole golf course.

Jabiru Attractions and Tours

Bowali (Bor-warl-ee) Visitor Centre - Turn west off the Kakadu Highway, 5km west of Jabiru. Named after the Bowali Creek which flows nearby, the centre's long linear design was inspired by an Aboriginal Rock Shelter. The Bowali Visitor Centre contains a wealth of information about Kakadu. Park staff are available to provide information to you. Videos, displays and a library are also available to assist you in planning your visit.

The Marrawuddi Gallery stocks Aboriginal arts and crafts, books and gifts. Refreshments are available from the Anmak An-me Café.

The Bowali bike and walking track starts opposite the Gagudju Crocodile Hotel in Jabiru

Scenic Flights - Commercial flights available from Jabiru East and Cooinda Airstrips provide a birds eye view of Kakadu and its many varied habitats.


  • ATM
  • Fuel
  • Medical Centre
  • Chemist
  • Groceries