Kakadu Highway, a 5 stars road in the Northern Territory

Kakadu Highway (State Route 21) is a very scenic drive through the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Kakadu Highway

The road is totally paved. It’s 209 km (130 mi) long, running from Jabiru to Pine Creek, in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory. It’s open all year, and in fairly good condition. During the wet season places may close at short notice due to flash flooding.

The road is pretty lonely and features steep sections, topping out at 262m (859ft) above the sea level. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not advised night drive. There have been buffalo sightings on the highway at the southern end of the park, please drive with care and keep an eye out for wandering cattle and kangaroos.