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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.

I really recommend a visit to Kakadu. You can see Aboriginal rock art and take a cruise on the Yellow Water Billabong to see an array of wildlife including the native crocs!!
Matt, Travel Designer

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Ocean to Outback Highlights

15 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,469 per person

Combine the Northern Territory’s diverse ochre lands with the luscious wilderness of South Australia on this 15 day suggested itinerary.

Southern Highlights, Red Centre & Top End

22 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £5,189 per person

Discover some of South Australia’s most flavoursome wines, breath-taking sunrises and diverse national parks on this 19 day suggested itinerary.

Red Centre, Wildlife & Wine Adventure

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £4,169 per person

Embark on an unforgettable journey on this 23 day adventure, highlighting the very best of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

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Wildlife Panorama

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £7,319 per person

Encounter some of Australia's most unique wildlife on this 23 day suggested itinerary. Experience the Ghan Rail, Kangaroo Island and spectacular Tasmania.

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