Djukbinj National Park

Djukbinj (pronounced jook-binj) National Park has a scenic drive through a floodplain network of billabongs, from Scotts Creek through to Twin Billabong.

The park protects a major breeding ground for magpie geese, herons and egrets. The wetland has cultural and ecological values so is classified as having national importance.

The park is part of the Adelaide River catchment, which is one of several connected catchments that make up the Top End coastal wetland regions.

This area is a traditional hunting ground for Limilngan people, who also manage the park in partnership with Parks and Wildlife. 

Bird watching and photography are popular activities during the Dry Season. You can also enjoy the unique cultural drive from Scotts Creek to Twin Billabong.

Get the Djukbinj National Park fact sheet and map (965.1 kb).

What to see and do

You can do all of the following activities in Djukbinj National Park:

  • wildlife watching
  • photography
  • cultural drive.

How to get there

Djukbinj National Park is around 80km east of Darwin along the Arnhem Highway.

Check if this park is open

Find out if the Djukbinj National Park is open.

Opening hours

Access is limited between December and March as 90% of annual rain falls during this time.

This is a day use area only and camping is not allowed.

Contact

Phone: (08) 8988 8009

Facilities

Djukbinj National Park has information signs.

Please remember

When visiting the park remember all of the following:

  • put your rubbish in the bin or take it away with you
  • stay on marked roads and tracks and do not drive off-road
  • all cultural items and wildlife are protected
  • pets are not permitted in the park
  • nets and traps are not permitted
  • be careful with fire and only light fires in fireplaces provided
  • follow fishing laws
  • check that your vehicle is not transporting pests like weeds and cane toads.

Safety

You can have a safe and comfortable trip to Djukbinj National Park by doing all of the following:

  • observe park safety signs
  • carry and drink plenty of water
  • wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • protect yourself from tropical disease
  • wear suitable clothing and footwear
  • avoid strenuous activity during the heat of the day
  • beware of theft, lock vehicles and secure valuables.

Last updated: 13 October 2017