Kakadu Seasons - Kakadu Tours Need to Know

sunset at Kakadu

Kakadu Tours - Top tips on the 6 seasons and when to go

The average maximum temperature in Kakadu is about 34 degrees, yes that year round too. They have an equal share of dry and wet seasons but their weather is quite dramatic with what wet season brings and an average rainfall of 130mm. The constant change in weather and the intensity of it makes up the beautiful surroundings of Kakadu.  It is surely amazing to have the best Kakadu tours in this six seasons.

Local Aboriginal people recognize six seasons in the annual cycle in Kakadu:

Gunumeleng: (October to December) The build-up to the Wet. Humidity increases, the temperature rises to 35°C or more and mosquitoes are plaquing. By November, the thunderstorms have arrived, billabongs are replenished, and water birds and fish spread.

Gudjewg: (January to March) The Wet spell continues, with violent thunderstorms, and flora and fauna thriving in the hot, moist conditions.

Banggereng: (April) Storms (known as ‘knock ‘em down’ storms) flatten the spear grass, which during the course of the Wet has shot up to 2m high.

Yegge: (May to June) The season of mists, when the air starts to dry out. The wetlands and waterfalls still have a lot of water and most of the tracks are open.

Wurrgeng: (June to mid-August) The most comfortable time to see the beauty of Kakadu, weather-wise, the late Dry, beginning in July. This is when wildlife, especially birds, gather in large numbers around shrinking billabongs, and when most tourists visit.

Gurrung: (mid-August to September) The end of the Dry and the beginning of another cycle.