Bowali Visitors Centre
Bowali Visitors Centre
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This is a great first-stop on your Kakadu adventure. Our staff are on hand to answer questions and help you plan your walks and activities. There is a walk-through display where you’ll learn more about the plants, animals and landscapes you’ll see in the park.
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Roojesh/Prasila
Darwin, Australia24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We went there right after it opened after a long lockdown due to COVID. The reception was unattended, toilets were dirty and the surroundings looked neglected. I wouldn't spend more than 15-30 minutes in the center. Few cultural arts were on display and few others were available for purchase, and there were few pamphlets related to travelling around Kakadu region. Other than that, not really worth visiting.
Written April 21, 2021
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Lorraine L
Tarwin Lower, Australia3,328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is a fantastic display to show the historical, cultural and environmental significance of the beautiful National Park. There weren't a lot of people there at the time we were but I think they have bus tours call in. I thought it was very very organised and the information well set out. I would recommend it as a stopping point while traveling through Kakadu.
Written June 19, 2021
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Margriet H
Darwin, Australia420 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I was happy to talk with guide about where I could go. Some roads closed due to seasonal conditions. Pretty wet in creeks and billabongs. I bought a stunning t shirt .. good fit and lovely indigenous art work of the rainbow serpent. Shop closed at 3:00, for unforeseen circumstances. Saw a silly wag tail. Lovely surroundings and good paths, ample parking.
Written March 16, 2020
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Brodie P
Newcastle, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
The rangers and staff here couldn’t be more helpful! This is a fantastic starting point especially to gain a idea on time and distance of areas. They are also very helpful too organise national park passes which is a must! We went here with no plan and “Oscar” grabbed a booklet highlight a few features ( which didn’t require a huge 4WWD) and we were not disappointed at all! Please visit these guys your trip will be some much better for it .
The facility it’s self has great toilets, drinking water and funfacts too read.
Written July 14, 2021
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ZiggyJasper
Perth, Australia144 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Very disappointed with this centre. Looked tired, dusty and no love with the displays. There was no-one around. No place to purchase a cold drink if needed. The architecture of the building is beautiful but no-one is looking after the display inside. Walked through and left in 10 mins.
Written September 1, 2021
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carolfromauss
Perth Hills, Australia24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Run down . Single staff member disinterested. Very limited tourist information re Kakadu available.
The museum section old and musty, poorly maintained, and out of date. Some exhibits did not work.
Cafe closed, Shop closed.
Overall -very disappointed !
Written July 24, 2022
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Sydneysunset
sydney2,306 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Worth a stop to speak to the very informative park staff member providing up to date info and maps on walks you can do in Kakadu. He was the only staff member on duty so it was a bit of a wait. Nothing else to see/do here. Park passes are best bought online.
Written May 26, 2021
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TERESA M
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We were very disappointed to find it was closed.
From what I understand, being redeveloped however we only found it closed when we got to it.
No prior notice on the signs before we turned off to get to it.
Therefore no tourist info. We had been to the tourist center in Darwin and they hadn't mentioned it was closed either.
Written October 14, 2020
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Located only a few km's from Jabiru.
There is a gallery which stocks art and crafts, books and gifts.
Watch a 25 minute video presentation and then take a walk through the interpretive displays. Videos are shown on the half hour or so.
The habitat displays and library gives you detailed information about Kakadu and how much there is to see and do.
Although we have been to Kakadu now several times, our first visit here was invaluable.
There is also a café where we stopped for coffee mid morning.
Best to stop here on your way into Cooinda and get some good information.
Written February 19, 2014
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john h
Quillan, France1,402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Information - lots
Cafe - wonderful
Advice - Free
expositions - great
Everything you could want or need under one roof supplied by a wonderful staff
Written September 20, 2016
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