Kakadu Highway

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Kakadu Highway

General information
Type Highway
Length209 km (130 mi)
Route number(s) AUS Alphanumeric Route A21.svgAUS Alphanumeric Route B21.svg State Route 21
Major junctions
SW endAUS Alphanumeric Route A1.svg Stuart Highway , Pine Creek, Northern Territory
 Jim Jim Road
NE endAUS Alphanumeric Route A36.svgAUS Alphanumeric Route B36.svg Arnhem Highway , Jabiru, Northern Territory
Location(s)
Major settlements Kakadu National Park
Highway system

The Kakadu Highway is 209 kilometres long and extends from Pine Creek to Jabiru, entering Kakadu National Park as the highway crosses the Mary River. [1] The highway is signed and mapped as State Route 21. [2]

See also

Australia road sign W5-29.svg   Australian Roadsportal

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References

  1. Hema, Maps (2007). Australia Road and 4WD Atlas (Map). Eight Mile Plains Queensland: Hema Maps. p. 95. ISBN   978-1-86500-456-3.
  2. Kakadu Highway, Pine Creek to Jabiru, ExplorOz. Retrieved 11 May 2008