The Sandstone and River Bushwalk, a 6.5-kilometre marked circular walk takes you through the rainforest, stone country, extensive flood plains and big escarpments of Kakadu National Park.
Follow the trail past Catfish Creek, flood plains, billabongs, sandstone outliers and the East Alligator River. It is graded moderate and generally takes up to four hours to complete.
Along this walk you’re likely to spot lavender-flanked wrens and peregrine falcons. This country also has its own distinct plant species mixed with more widespread species, which is continually changing with the seasons.
The trailhead is located not far along the road to Ubirr in the national park. The walk may be closed depending on weather conditions, so please check with the Bowali Visitor Centre back at Jabiru before venturing out. An entry fee of AUD25.00 per person over the age of 16 years is required to enter Kakadu National Park.
Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres of exceptional natural beauty and unique biodiversity, Kakadu National Park is teeming with wildlife, home to important Aboriginal rock art sites, and takes in diverse and exotic landscapes. This has earned it a World Heritage listing for both its cultural and natural values.