Starting from the car park off Kakadu Highway, Kakadu, this return walk takes you to the Mirrai Lookout at the summit of Mount Cahill via a singular track, exploring the woodland of Kakadu National Park along the way. Expect a quiet straightforward hike along a basic dirt track which will reward you with one of the most tranquilizing views of the Northern Territory. The satisfyingly flat and green woodland feels neverending as it stretches tens of kilometres away. Besides the serene forest environment, the area is home to wallabies and multiple bird species as well. Take plenty of water to be safe. Keep in mind that you’ll need a park to enter Kakadu National Park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn slight right onto Arnhem Highway, 36 and drive for another 90 m
Turn slight left onto Arnhem Highway, A36 and drive for another 18.4 km
Continue onto Arnhem Highway, 36 and drive for another 197.8 km
Turn right onto Kakadu Highway, 21 and drive for another 30.1 km
Turn left and drive for another 220 m
Turn right and drive for another 50 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Kakadu Highway (17.77km northeast of intersection with Cooinda Road), head towards the sheltered seating area along the car park. Pass by the said seating area and head along the singular dirt track marked by a brown signpost. Follow the said track as it takes you deeper into the forest to continue along Mount Cahill / Mirrai Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Mirrai Lookout parking (about 35 m back from the start).
After another 780 m come to "Mirrai Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 750 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Cahill / Mirrai Lookout
30 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)