Kakadu National Park

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To experience the timeless beauty and magnificence of Australia there’s no better choice than Kakadu National Park. This vast World Heritage-listed wilderness area covers over 20,000 square kilometres and is home to some of the country’s most majestic and spectacular landscapes.

First declared a national park in 1979, Kakadu has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 50,000 years and their spiritual presence can still be felt in the quiet moments as you take in the landscape that surrounds you.

For the visitor there’s plenty to see and do in the Park. From rock art to bird life, giant termite mounds to waterfalls, and billabongs teeming with crocodiles, Kakadu’s natural surrounds will leave you breathless and humbled. With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know where to start, but Kakadu is accessible to all levels of fitness and interest, with everything from guided walks, four-wheel driving excursions, boat cruises and scenic flights available to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

The Park is open all year round and Indigenous culture follows six seasons, which can be learned about on an Indigenous cultural tour. This means that any time is a good time to visit the park and your experience will be unique and full of surprises.

Kakadu National Park is approximately three hours’ drive from Darwin and self-drive or coach tour options are available. There is a diverse range of accommodation available at the Park, from camping and cabins to five-star resorts, with plenty of facilities for food, fuel and personal needs available in the local area.

Kakadu National Park will captivate you from the moment you arrive. Whether soaking in the scenery or learning about the region’s fascinating Indigenous history, everybody leaves with a new perspective.

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