171km south east of Darwin, lies a place that will captivate and leave you spell bound! Kakadu National Park is even more stunning than its pictures presents, with its wetlands, wildlife, waterfalls, rivers and gorges, you could spend an extended holiday exploring this top holiday destination and still not see it all. There are hiking tracks and river cruises, jumping crocodiles and Aboriginal Rock Art sites! Covering over 19,000 square kilometres the Kakadu National Park is a place that is alive with activity from the wet season to the dry season there is always something to see and do.
You can see the park on foot, join a tour or four wheel driving adventure and each day will be filled with something new and exciting. Soak up the Aboriginal stories and their way of life that has been passed down through the generations that can be read on the faces of rock walls, join an interpretive tour, have a try of some traditional bush tucker or join a bird watching tour! Hike through wetlands, cruise your way down the rivers, walk around rugged escarpments and mountain ranges and through some breathtaking landscapes.
Take a flight over Twin Falls and Jim Jim Falls which are most impressive during the wet season, walk along the series of boardwalks around Yellow Waters where the abundance of wildlife will amaze you, get up close and personal to the famous salt water crocodiles that inhabit these waters on one of the cruises or take a sunset or sunrise cruise for an unforgettable experience. Kakadu National Park is a place that has to be seen to be believed, with its famous attractions, numerous outdoor activities and wonderful accommodation, this is certainly the start of a memorable holiday in the Top End, Northern Territory. Tour to see Nourlangie Rock, hike to Ubirr Rock to take in the views of the East Alligator Floodplains or perhaps a day of fishing to snag a great barramundi is something that you are after.
Kakadu National Park is brimming with things to see and do, but the best time to visit is during the dry season, as many of the places throughout the National Park will be closed due to excessive rains. There aren�t too many accommodation choices to select from so always make sure you book your holiday accommodation well in advance so that you can be sure that you won�t miss out, and where ever you book into you can be sure that you will have a host of attractions and activities right on your doorstep. With its sandstone galleries, network of walking tracks perfect for all fitness levels, wildlife, birdlife, wetlands, stunning landscapes and waterfalls, you will quickly discover why Kakadu National Park is one of the last true remaining wildernesses in the country.
From sunrise to sunset be amazed with every new attraction you visit, you can make up your own itinerary as you go along or join one of the many day tours, overnight camping adventures or extended tours to let someone else do all of the driving and thinking for you. You will certainly need more than just a couple of days to truly experience Kakadu National Park in all its glory, and with easy access from Darwin you can begin your trip to Kakadu National Park.