Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

I had originally intended that my visit to Kakadu was on a camping trip, but this was not to be.  The trip was cancelled a day before departure, and I was bitterly disappointed.  So it was to be a one day bus trip instead.  But by the morning of the trip I was feeling quite excited again. Kakadu! Finally! The day wasn’t quite as I had envisaged, but I still managed to get a fantastic experience of all the park had to offer.

 

First up we went to Nourlangie, which is where we got to see indigenous rock art. It was fascinating to see the different styles. It looked quite different to the rock art at Uluru, however our guide explained that in Kakadu food was more easily accessible for the indigenous people, which allowed more time for the painting as they were not spending so much time hunting.

In the afternoon we went on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise through one of Kakadu’s best-known wetland areas. It is home to lots of crocs, and we saw plenty more of these, which was pretty exciting. There were also a few fishermen there, trying to land a prized barramundi. I would’ve thought the local fish shop would’ve been safer, given all the crocs I saw. There are also lots of beautiful birds, not to mention simply stunning scenery.

 

My final stop before heading back to Darwin was the scenic flight over Kakadu National Park and the Arnhemland Escarpment. It was amazing! Beautiful, breathtaking scenery, and we got up close with some of the waterfalls. It was fantastic, and definitely a highlight.

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

I was thrilled to be able to get to Kakadu finally.  Maybe one day I will also get the full camping experience.

Kakadu National Park

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