Nestled near the spectacular Arnhem Land Escarpment in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Jabiru was established as a mining town in the 1970s.
It is the only Australian town set inside a national park, and is now the main service area for Kakadu, offering a range of accommodation and facilities. The Bowali Visitor Centre has plenty of information about Kakadu and you can collect your park pass at the Centre.
The town supports about 1,100 residents with the Mirrar people the traditional Aboriginal owners of the Jabiru area. The people of Jabiru take pride in their unique town and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with fishing, camping, bush walking and bird watching as favourite pastimes. It has an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts and a challenging nine hole golf course.