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Bowali Visitors Centre

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Address: Kakadu Highway, Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia

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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 get you excited about your stay.

Thank 262DianeV2014
Wanaka, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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, geology, wildlife,climate and seasons. All important to your appreciation of this wonderful region. Last but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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
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13 reviews
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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 quick break.

Thank Johnno08
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 cafe has been terrible, e.g. Cleanliness around the tables constantly being served the wrong coffee... More 

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Burgess Hill, England
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Stopped here to buy our Kakadu National Park pass and had a good chat to the ranger. Walk through exhibits to see, café and lots of leaflets for activities. Plus toilets.

Thank jaav
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Bowali is a great little place to visit - my toddler loved all the exhibits. It shows the history of Kakadu both from Indigenous perspective and Kakadu's mining history. Its not too big which is great for families. There is a nice little café and I'll recommend the steak sandwichs

Thank bud001

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