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Bowali Visitors Centre

Kakadu Highway, Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Getting advice about the road conditions saved us a trek towards Ubirr (the road was flooded) - 4WD... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New South Wales, Australia
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This visitor center has some exhibits, but they were a little underwhelming. There are toilets (NOT... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“gift shop” (9 reviews)
Kakadu Highway, Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting advice about the road conditions saved us a trek towards Ubirr (the road was flooded) - 4WD only and we were in a sedan. The lady at Bowali gave us best options for car travel and the 'must see' places if here for a...More

Thank Aussie255333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visitor center has some exhibits, but they were a little underwhelming. There are toilets (NOT well supplied with soap or toilet paper), and a cafe (very pleasant, excellent burgers) with seating that is covered, but open on the sides. Very friendly staff at both...More

Thank Aero3926
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We stopped here to look around the exhibits in September 2016 - part of the exhibits were closed for restoration but what we could see was really interesting. The staff were very knowledgeable about the local area.

Thank TheLush101
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Went in the quiet month of March but this meant that we had plenty of time to have the Kakadu National park explained in the various ways and presentations of this visitor centre.

Thank Margot D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A great spot to find out all about Kakadu. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and extremely helpful. There's an interpretive area, theatrette, gift shop and cafe.

Thank Jane T
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

What can we do in the national park? Where can we start? Are any roads closed this time of year? Many questions were answered and many insights given into life in the Kakadu National Park. Look for the movie schedule for a great visual to...More

Thank 262DianeV2014
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The Bowali visitors centre deserves its reputation as a great place to start your exploration of Kakadu. There's a small but good cafe with free wifi, a nice little store with reasonably priced artefacts, an excellent display centre which backgrounds you on the Aboriginal history,...More

Thank waterworth19
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent and helpful staff - make sure you get a copy of Escape magazine, its like the Southern Highland mag.....but FREE!

Thank JulianMGood
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The staff were very helpful and friendly and gave us good information for our visit to the park. It has a great setup with lots of information, animal displays and artifacts. There is also a great cafe which beats most places in Jabiru for a...More

Thank Johnno08
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

As a local of the top end we visit bowali a lot and all the staff are very helpful we usually stop for a coffee and a bite to eat at the cafe, but however over the recent weeks the service and quality at the...More

1  Thank Seb_chef_jones
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Hi did you know the cafe is a different company?
5 April 2016|
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Response from TravellingRider | Reviewed this property |
No,I didn't know it was a different company. I found the visitors centre to be worth the visit, as I said in my review, but I, and a few other people could not get served at the cafe there, so I went back to Jabiru to... More