Merl camping area

Camper trailer Camping fee Caravan access Drinking water Hot showers Information No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Picnic area Ranger Toilets Vehicle-based camping Wood fireplace Crocodile warning Lookout Nature walk No swimming Walking trails
Merl camping area, Lyndon Sparrow

Make the most of the good facilities at this large camping area. Take the Central Arnhem Rd, 36 km north of Jabiru, then turn onto the Ubirr–Oenpelli Rd. This camping area is close to the Ubirr rock-art site. There are great views from the escarpment at Ubirr and it is well worth the short hike up, especially for the sunset.

Information

Who to contact: PWCNT Kakadu (08) 8938 1120 Permits: required for campsite nos 22 and 32. Information and application forms are available online at http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/permits/kakadu-camping.html (campsite no.22) and at http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/permits/kakadu-jarrangbarnmi.html (campsite no.32)


This campsite is located in Kakadu National Park

Legendary for its wildlife, Indigenous culture, beautiful wetlands and sensational views from plunging escarpments, Kakadu is an iconic World Heritage Area, with plenty of scope for camping. It is huge, with a multitude of landscapes, habitats and wildlife. There are many thousands of plant species and insects as well as animals, reptiles and frogs. Camping opportunities range from managed campgrounds to free bush camping. Check the availability of facilities and make sure to take enough water. National Park rangers offer free guided walks and talks during the Dry, May–Oct. Many campsites close during the Wet, so it is best to check accessibility. A park pass is required for each person over the age of 16 who is not a NT resident; purchase the pass online or from the visitor centre. 


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