Accommodation Options & Pricing

Max 4 persons per cabin

Max 2 persons per room

Max 4 persons per bungalow

Suggested Activities

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. Visitor Centre open 8.00am to 5.00pm.
The Marrawuddi Gallery stocks Aboriginal arts and crafts, books and gifts. Refreshments are available from the Anmak An-me Cafe. opening hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Allow a few hours to explore the centre and learn a little more about Kakadu

There are a number of shelters in amongst this large outcrop. The shelters contain amazing paintings that represent the Aboriginal Dreaming, with depictions of Namandi spirits, both male and female figures and one with six fingers on each hand. Many paintings in the Burrungui area also depict European items and introduced animals. Pigments are mostly of yellow, white and red ochre, with red ochre being used as a chalk to draw on the rock surface in some places.> Early art at the site is evidenced in handprints on the rock in red pigment, or gars being flung on the rock. The paintings at Burrungui are in the Mimi and x-ray style, with Mimi being older and representative of Dreaming Ancestral beings. There are even depictions of Thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers), known to have been extinct in the area for at least 3,500 years.Superimpositioning of many animals such as kangaroos layered over one another, assist in the establishment of a temporal sequence at the site,however there appears to still be much research and work needed at the site for this to occur.

The rock art faces many threats to its survival, including tourists and destruction from natural processes such as ant trail that go across the older panels at Burrungui, water damage and wasp nesting. Interpretive signage is present at the art sites to assist visitors in understanding these rock art treasures and the importance of their preservation.

In The Anbangbang Shelter drawings are some of the most famous in the National Park. One of the intricate paintings in Anbangbang shelter was created by Najombolmi, a renown artist,of the Bardmardi clan, who painted the images with his friends in the 1963 -64 wet season. Najombolmi lived between 1895 and 1967 and is thought to have created around 604 paintings at 46 sites in Arnhem Land. Najomboli was also known as ‘Barramundi Charlie’ by some.

X-ray paintings are naturalistic depictions of animals that show the internal organs and other anatomical features, which were mostly painted by Aboriginal people in red and white ochre. One such painting created by Najombolmi depicts anthropomohic figures of Ancestral beings such as Namarrgon (lightning man), painted in the x-ray style using European blue, that Chaloupka said came from the blue pigment put in washing by Europeans as a toner to keep clothes white. Paintings and rock art such as this among the only rock art that provides absoulute dating of when it was produced, as rock art is notoriously difficult to date.

Anbangbang was excavated by archaeologists in 1981 and was found to have first been occupied more than 6000 years ago, with some occasional use being up to 20,000 years ago and with intensification of site use occurring between 800 and 1200 years ago when the nearby lagoon was fully formed.

Bardedjilidji Walk is one of Kakadu National Park's most interesting short walks. The 2.5 kilometre trail winds through layered sandstone, woodlands and wetlands alongside the East Alligator River. You can complete it by yourself or join the guided walk on Mondays.

Bardedjilidji is the local Aboriginal word for walking track or pathway, and also refers to the roots of waterlilies growing in freshwater swamps and billabongs. Experience a number of different habitats on the trail, from sandstone formations that were islands in the sea in at the time of the dinosaurs, to monsoon vine forest and wetland areas. Look for the black wallaroo in the early morning among the shaded sandstone outcrops. Stop at the cave that provides daytime shelter for insects, geckos and bats, and which once would have been a cool shelter for Aboriginal people. Look carefully to see some rock art here, but please do not touch/rub the paintings.

Enquire with the Bowali Visitor Centre about accessibility - the track is subject to weather conditions and guides' availability. Allow two hours for this easy to moderate walk, which starts at a small car park 500 metres from the upstream boat ramp on the East Alligator River.

The Border Store sells food, fishing gear and souvenirs. The store also takes bookings for commercial tours.

Tel +61 8 8979 2474 (services may be unavailable Nov - April). Near the store you find Cahills Crossing picnic area with tables and a viewing platform over the river.

Manngarre Walk - near Cahills Crossing

The Manngarre Walk is three interconnected loop walks from 600 metres to 1.5 kilometres, through monsoon rainforest with an elevated viewing platform beside the East Alligator River.
You can take this walk by yourself or join the guided walk on Fridays, meeting under the information shelter, at the stream boat ramp on the East Alligator River. The grade is easy and you should allow one hour for the longest loop.
These walks are subject to weather so they may be closed at some times of the year.

Important: Drop in to Border Store for up to date information on the area before you start any walk and also the rangers station or Bowali Kakadu Vistors Centre.

Anbinik Compact Package - 3 Day-2 Night Self Drive

Book & Save Package Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Anbinik Kakadu Resort

  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River

  • Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural Day Tour into Kakadu and Arnhem Land

  • We recommend you extend your stay to explore other areas of Kakadu National Park

Day 1 Drive Darwin Jabiru Arrive Anbinik

From 2.00 pm check in to Anbinik Kakadu Resort in Jabiru. Set in lush tropical surrounds with award winning architecturally designed accommodation you will be centrally located to explore the best of Kakadu. Anbinik is located within easy access to local restaurants, bakery and town centre.

Day 2 Arnhemlander 4WD Cultural & Heritage Day Tour

7.55 am ~ pick up from Anbinik

An exceptional Aboriginal cultural and heritage day tour into Arnhem Land and Northern Kakadu. Visit places inaccessible to most, including ancient rock art sites. Gain knowledge of traditional land ownership, bush skills, hunting, food gathering and bush tucker preparation.

See Injalak Arts Centre products at their retail centre at the Border Store.

Traveling in comfortable 4WDs with forward facing seats, you will experience the region’s world-famous landscapes consisting of sandstone outcrops, escarpments, forests, floodplains and billabongs. Enjoy a picnic lunch as part of your tour.

3.30 pm ~ approx. return to Anbinik

Day 3 Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

8.00 am ~ check out of your accommodation and make your way out to the Upstream Boat Ramp on the East Alligator River (approx. 45 minute drive) for your 9.00am Guluyambi Cruise.

A unique Aboriginal guided boat tour on Kakadu National Park's scenically spectacular East Alligator River. 

Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides an insight into their culture, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills.

Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river and be treated to a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back down stream. Limited to just 24 guests, the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ensures an intimate and personalised cultural experience.

Cruise ends approx. 10.45am

Visitor Information

Award Winning Architecture

Award Winning Architecture

Anbinik won three awards in the 2016 NT Architect Awards. Read More

Kakadu National Park Info

Kakadu National Park Info

Kakadu National Park World Heritage Area It is situated in the Northern Territory of Australia 160kms from the major city of Darwin.

Kakadu Weaving Workshop

Kakadu Weaving Workshop

A rare opportunity to participate in a women’s weaving workshop with Aboriginal weavers from Kakadu West Arnhem. Click to Download Brochure

Jabiru Town

Jabiru Town

Jabiru is 250 kms from Darwin. Kakadu National Park management is located at the Bowali Visitors Centre 2.5 kms from Jabiru.

Kakadu Seasons

Kakadu Seasons

Here at Kakadu we recognise six different seasons, based on thousands of years of Aboriginal knowledge.

Where are we located?

Where are we located?

Anbinik Kakadu Resort is located in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the township of Jabiru.

Anbinik Kakadu Resort Location
83 Jabiru Drive, Jabiru,
Kakadu National Park,
Northern Territory,


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International: +61 8 8979 3144

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