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Kakadu and Katherine National Park Holidays

Consisting of more than 110,000 square kilometres, Kakadu is the largest national park in Australia, located in the north-east corner of the Northern Territory. Boasting one of the highest concentrated areas of Aboriginal rock art sites in the world and attracting an abundance of wildlife, this area is well known for its biodiversity.

There are many reasons why people embark on holidays to Kakadu National Park, some come to swim in the public pool, or to laze around the natural plunge pools. Some visit to try and spot crocs in their natural habit while others want to take in the fascinating sights of the spectacular waterfalls.

Fascinating landscapes

There are several waterfalls in Kakadu National Park however, considering the sheer size and varied terrain of the park, the Maguk Gorge – sometimes called the Barramundi Gorge – is one of the easiest to get to. It’s just a two kilometre walk from the main car park, through a thick, cooling forest. The walk gets a little rocky towards the end, but the view of the natural creek and waterfall is definitely worth it. If you’re feeling energetic you can climb up through the rock to the top of the falls, where small natural plunge pools await.

Many of the waters in Kakadu National Park cannot be swam in, as they are the natural home to some of the park’s fascinating animals. Eleven different types of turtles live in the park, and it is home to nearly 10,000 crocodiles – both fresh and salt water breeds. If you’re camping, or staying in one of the Safari Bungalow’s then make sure to keep an eye out in the evenings, you might catch a glimpse of a bandicoot or two. 

Explore Aboriginal culture

Due to the vast size, it is very worthwhile to take a Kakadu National Park tour. Many of these tours will take you to the sites of Aboriginal art around the park. These range from storytelling paintings, to carvings that tell which were the best animals to hunt and eat in each area. This fascinating art work is one of the reasons why the park obtained World Heritage status, with some believed to be dating back nearly 20,000 years.

A dramatic landscape sets the scene for your Kakadu National Park holiday, where Aboriginal culture and nature activities truly provide an unforgettable outback experience.

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