Visit Top Ranked Kakadu National Park
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Water is life, and this truism is very well illustrated here because the wetland in the park is home to a large and interesting variety of birds and animals, that wouldn't occur if the marshes, salt flats, springs and billabong were absent. Click on the icons on the interactive map below to watch or scroll down the page to see the 360° videos listed.
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Kakadu National Park
There are a wide variety of places to stay here that will suit most travelers tastes and budgets.
Hotels and Cabins - Cooinda Lodge, Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge, Anbinik Kakadu Resort and Aurora Kakadu Lodge Caravan Park.
Campsites - Camping is comprehensively catered for with 25 different campsites to choose from: Two Mile Hole, Four Mile Hole, West Alligator Head, Red Lily, Bucket & Alligator Billabongs, Merl, Burdulba, Malabanjbanjdju, Muirella Park, Sandy Billabong, Gungural, Maguk, Gunlom, Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge), Kambolgie, Mardugal 1 & 2, Jim Jim Billabong, Garnamarr and Graveside Gorge.
Things To Do
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to activities in Kakadu National Park. Here are some of the things you could do...
Go on a Yellow Water Billabong cruise, swim at Motor Car Falls, view aboriginal art at Nourlangie, see more rock art at Ubirr, jump into the plunge pool at Maguk, choose from over 30 trails for a bush walk, birdwatch at Mamukala wetlands and take a helicopter flight over the waterfalls.
This area is a haven for crocodiles with over 10 000 estimated to be in the park itself, which is about 10% of the total population in the northern territory. Both freshwater and saltwater crocs can be found here, the latter being the bigger of the two species, with the largest individuals growing up to six metres in length and weighing in at over 1000 kg (2204 lbs).
There have been several crocodile attacks recorded in the park, so make sure to only swim in areas that have been designated as safe.
There are several different kinds of tours that can be undertaken by making a booking with local tour operators such as 4wd, birding, boat cruises, scenic flights, walking, coach and cultural.
Where Is Kakadu National Park
Located in Australia's northern territory , the distance from Darwin to Kakadu National Park headquarters is 253 km (157 mi) in an easterly direction. This is a large wilderness area measuring in at just under 20 000 sq km (7722 sq mi).
Getting There By Air - There are no flights directly to the park, but you can fly in to the airports at Darwin (international visitors) or Alice springs and then drive on from there. By Road - The road network from Darwin, Alice Springs and Katherine is in good condition so self driving or going on a guided tour from these areas is easy. To explore the park fully a 4wd vehicle is needed, but you can access most of the areas using a 2wd.
Birds In Kakadu
This is a fantastic place for birdwatching with over 280 species making their home here, a third of the total in Australia itself. It's particularly rewarding if you are looking for waterbirds.
During the summer season when the wetlands fill up, waterbirds are plentiful and include such species as the white-bellied sea eagle, comb-crested jacanas, egrets, jabirus and brolgas. Others that might be seen are azure, little, forest and sacred kingfishers, the red goshawk, grey-crowned babblers and sandstone shrike-thrush.
The Mamukala Wetlands cover almost 7000 square km (2702 mi), which is almost a third of the entire park, and they are an important addition to the Ramsar list of 65 official Australian wetlands. They comprise small permanent lakes, salt flats, marshes, mangroves as well as pools and springs along the water courses.
There are two options when it comes to hiking here, going on a guided trek with a hiking outfit or taking on one of the numerous short trails yourself. A very popular hike is the six kilometer trail to Twin Falls Plateau which includes a swim in the pools below the falls when you reach them.