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Town of Jabiru in Kakadu Australia

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Jabiru, a small town, is 5 kilometres from the Bowali Visitor Centre. There is an airstrip 6.5 kilometres east of the town. Bookings for scenic flights can be made through Kakadu Air - telephone 08 8979 2411


JabiruFacilities in Jabiru
Facilities include accommodation (see below) In Jabiru there are many services including: service station, supermarket, newsagent and post office (Commowealth Bank agency), Westpac Bank, travel agent, medical centre and chemist, police, public telephones, swimming pool, library, hairdresser, restaurant and cafe. (last update we had)

Jabiru is located 253 kilometres south east from Darwin in Kakadu National Park. Road access from Jabiru to Darwin is all year round, however other areas around Jabiru become totally inaccessible during the wet season, usually December to March.


The entry sign to Jabiru. The town of Jabiru is located 253 kilometres southeast of Darwin in the Kakadu National Park and is a high profile tourist area that attracts many thousands of visitors a year.

The major industry of the area is uranium mining, which is the reason for the establishment of the Jabiru Township. The population of Jabiru Fire District is 700. However in the tourist season the population rises by as much as 3000 on any given day. The climate is typical "Top End" tropical climate very similar to Darwin. Because of its inland location as compared with Darwin, the effects of cyclonic conditions during the cyclone season are not as severe as those experienced in coastal areas.


Accommodation in Jabiru

Kakadu Lodge
Also located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, Kakadu Lodge is situated on the fringe of the Jabiru township and is central to many of the attractions of the Park. The landscaped gardens provide shady grassed camping areas and comfortable accommodation in the Lodge or self-contained cabins.There are 13 air-conditioned, Self-contained Cabins with kitchenette and ensuite bathrooms and 32 air-conditioned Lodge Rooms with communal bathroom and kitchen facilities located in a natural bush setting. Get back to nature and utilise one of 186 powered caravan sites or 100 non-powered caravan and camping sites ideal for a family getaway.

Kakadu Lodge also has a lagoon style pool with bar and bistro, a souvenir shop and kiosk and is within walking distance of the Jabiru shopping centre. The property includes the following facilities:
• Bar and bistro
• Swimming pool
• Laundry facilities
• Barbeque facilities
• Camping facilities
• Car parking
• Air conditioned rooms, dormitories and cabins equipped with refrigerators and tea and coffee facilities
• Communal kitchen and bathroom facilities for lodge rooms and dormitories
• Private kitchen and bathroom facilities in cabins


Lakeview Park Kakadu in Jabiru
Within Australia: (08) 8979 3144
International: + 61 8 8979 3144
Web Site: http://www.kakadu.net.au/
Lakeview Park Kakadu in Jabiru. Located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, the Lakeview Park Kakadu offers unique accommodation designed by award winning Troppo Architects for the climate and experience of Kakadu. Lakeview Park Kakadu is ideal for families and groups as well as business people and backpackers. This facility offers 11 Cabins, 17 Bush Bungalows, 18 "6 Pack" rooms (groups of 6 rooms sharing common facilities) and Ensuite Van Sites. This property is located close to the Jabiru Petrol Station and the famous Jabiru bakery. On-site facilities include:
• Public Telephone
• Fully Equipped Laundromat
• Extensive lush tropical gardens and shady lawn areas
• Secure off-street parking for your car and boat (regardless of size)
• Gas BBQ areas with tables and umbrellas
• 5 Mins walk to Jabiru lake
• 5 Mins walk to the bakery
• 10 Mins walk to the supermarket


Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn
Within Australia: (08) 8979 2800
International: +61 8 8979 2800
Web Site: http://www.gagudju-dreaming.com/
Located in the Jabiru Area of Kakadu, the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn is a is a 3 ½ star property built in the shape of a crocodile. It offers deluxe accommodation with 110 air conditioned rooms which include colour television, refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel is an innovative blend of natural and modern architecture, combining standard accommodation and conference facilities. The property is located close to the Bowali Visitor Centre and the Jabiru township and also includes the following additional facilities:
• Restaurant
• Disabled facilities with assistance
• Babysitting available
• Swimming Pool
• Baggage holding Room
• Guest Laundry
• Courtesy Transfers
• Pay Phone
• Day Tours/Tour Desk
• Room Service Available
• Barbeque Facilities
• In House Movies
• Car Parking

Bush Camping Areas (check wet season access)
Free camping with basic toilet facilities is available at Malabanjbanjdju and Burdulbe. Drinking water is not available at these sites.

Permits are required to enter aboriginal lands in the district. Any enquiries can be made at the Northern Land Council Office situated in the Government Office Block, Flinders Street, Jabiru.

Sacred areas
Sacred areas, which exist in the National Park are well away from general tourist locations and there are very few unauthorised entries into these locations. Sacred sites are in the Death Adder Gorge and Nourlangie area and are well sign posted. Penalties for transgression are a maximum $5000 fine or two years' imprisonment.
Courtesy: http://www.nt.gov.au/


  Parks & Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

Head Office - Goyder Centre 25 Chung Wah Tce Palmerston, NT 0830
PO Box 496 Palmerston NT 0831
Ph: +61 (0) 8 8999 5511

  Crocodile Safety Information

Northern Australia is crocodile country. Therefore it is important to put awareness of crocodiles and safety at the top of your priority list when living in, working in or simply visiting crocodile habitat. Living with crocodiles is not difficult so long as you bear the following points in mind.

• Always be aware that crocodiles may be present anywhere that there is water.
• Unless there is clear signage that it is safe to swim, assume that crocodiles may be present.
• Warning signs are there for your benefit! Ignoring them is foolish.
• Always check with local authorities and rangers whether an area is likely to contain crocodiles.
• If in doubt, always swim in designated swimming areas only.
• If there's no sign, don't go swimming.
• A spotlight or LED head-torch is strongly recommended at night so that any eyeshines can be seen, but a lack of eyeshines does not mean that it's safe to swim - crocodiles may be underwater.

© We suggest you also visit a website called http://www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise


Kakadu General Information

There are many interesting places to discover in the area, but some things to remember too:
• Saltwater crocodiles inhabit the South Alligator River and are extremely dangerous. Do not risk your life, keep away from the waters edge.
• Freshwater crocodiles inhabit the area. Do not approach or interfere with them.
• Do not jump off rocks or cliffs as there are unseen dangers and accidents have resulted in death.
• Jim Jim Plunge Pool can be hazardous as the shallow water suddenly becomes deep.
• Use the toilets provided.
• Observe and enjoy the native animals, but do not disturb or feed them. Fishing is prohibited.
• Use fuel stoves in preference to open fires.
• If lighting open fires, collect firewood along the access road into Gunlom and use it sparingly. Use the fireplaces provided, attend fires at all times and extinguish them before you leave.
• Use the recycling facilities supplied and place all other rubbish in the bins. Remember, cigarette butts, orange peel and tissues are rubbish too.
• Sunscreen and insect repellent pollute waterways. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and hat as alternative protection.
• The mornings and evenings are the best times to walk and observe wildlife. For your own comfort and safety please keep to the marked tracks, wear a hat and sturdy shoes, and carry plenty of drinking water.


Kakadu National Park - Seasons

But Australia's Kakadu sees seasons of varied extremes -- so varied, in fact, that the park's longtime aboriginal inhabitants have divided the year into six distinct seasons.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng, from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a few weeks to several months.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
• Kakadu Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng, in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed and clear skies prevail.
• Kakadu Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge, from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
• Kakadu Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time temperatures are around 17°C.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry.


The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as May - October each year.Though in current year the wet has not set in till late December or January and then finishes mid April.

Access To Jim Jim Gorge
The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as late June - October/November each year.
We recommend you contact the offical Bowali Vistors Centre for more information.


Kakadu National Park - Swimming

Are there certain times of the year that I can’t swim?
The seasonality of waterholes across the Northern Territory depend on the amount of rain throughout the year. NT Parks and Wildlife monitor water levels and erect signs advising visitors when it is safe to swim. Always obey sign posts. Check the latest access report on the web.

How can you identify if a water-hole is safe to swim in?
Salt and freshwater crocodiles are found in most Top End billabongs and rivers, and are occasionally seen on remote beaches. The accessible rivers and billabongs are generally sign-posted if saltwater crocodiles are known to inhabit the area, but if you are not sure, don’t swim. Swim only where recommended and always observe and read the crocodile warning signs.

Aren’t swimming spots hard to get to or only acesible as part of a tour?
All the swimming spots in Darwin, Litchfield National Park, Katherine, Mataranka and the MacDonnell Ranges are accessible by self-drive. A few locations are only accessible by four wheel-drive, such as Butterfly Gorge Nature Park and Tjaynera Falls in Litchfield National Park. Tour operators with swimming options include Adventure Tours Australia, Australian Pacific Touring, Connections Safaris, Odyssey Tours and Safaris and many more'.

Resources Links
• parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/
• environment.gov.au/parks/
• facebook.com/RoadReportNT
• roadreport.nt.gov.au/
• ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/
• toiletmap.gov.au/
• travelnt.com/
• kakadu.com.au/access

• © source | courtesy of kakadunationalparkaustralia.com
• © source | courtesy of litchfieldnationalpark.com
• © source | courtesy of tropicaldarwin.com
• © source | courtesy of australia4tours.com
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