One of the most popular destinations in the Top End is Kakadu National Park. A natural wildlands where visitors can discover secret watering holes and waterfalls, spot crocs on a boat cruise, visit historic native sites or see where Crocodile Dundee was filmed. There are many ways to explore everything Kakadu has to offer, but possibly one of the best ways is to take a guided tour.
Kakadu is one of the last frontiers and these tours have action packed itineraries and are geared towards budget-conscious travellers who want to make the most of their time. Ancient landscapes include spectacular waterfalls, pristine rock pools and awe inspiring gorges. Meet the locals and explore some of the region’s ancient art, gaining an insight into Aboriginal culture and how they’ve lived with the land for thousands of years.
Camp overnight with swags (bedrolls) or tents out under the stars and enjoy a delicious barbecue. Take a hike to Twin Falls or Jim Jim Falls, or both! Crocodile-Spotting boat cruises are fantastic, as are the Croc jumping tours. Bring your favourite swimmers and plunge into the Gunlom Plunge pool, a natural set of pools and rock formations that provide a seemingly perfect place to swim in the crystal clear waters, truly an oasis.
Ubirr Rock Art Aboriginal Art and Craft Centre is often on the list of things to see and showcases fascinating cultural artwork and history.
You’ll want a decent camera.
Kakadu has some great photo opportunities, whether it’s a stunning outback sunset or sunrise, the exotic and prolific bird life, strange and wonderful two metre high termite fortresses or just the vast and ancient landscape itself - facebook cover photos are waiting! In the wet season, you’ll want to explore the vast and stretching expanse of water that Kakadu transforms into after the heavy rains.
Learn how the entire ecosystem revolves around this age old cycle of life and go exploring the wetlands and it’s fascinating array of creatures and foliage on a hovercraft, skipping across the surface.
You might like to take advantage of some free guided ranger walks or even a self-drive tour of the region.