Often perceived as a remote holiday destination, World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is surprisingly only three hours drive from Darwin. Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia and contains one of the highest concentrated areas of Aboriginal rock art sites in the world, some dating back 50,000 years; the most famous examples at Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr.
Whether you take a guided tour or self drive out to Kakadu, all key visiting spots are manned with local tour guides during the peak season, and information panels illuminating the local Aboriginal culture and native Australian wildlife.
Kakadu also boasts a number of picturesque waterholes perfect for cooling down on a warm day in the outback. Gunlom, in the southern part of Kakadu, is the magical combination of waterfall and serene plunge pool, shaded by native gums, with sweeping views of south Kakadu.
The landscape provides all the ingredients for an outback adventure holiday, from rugged gorges and escarpments to pristine wetlands which provide a habitat for 1600 plant species and a home for over 200 species of birdlife. Don’t miss the wildlife cruises, such as the Yellow Water Billabong cruise, which operate along Kakadu’s rivers and billabongs, surrounded by paperbark forests and the odd resident crocodile!
The walk to the base of Jim Jim Falls was challenging climbing over boulders, but well worth the effort. The scenery was stunning and I'm definitely going back for a scenic flight during Green Season when the falls are in full flow! Kate, Product Department