Kakadu National Park

Covering around 20,000 square kilometres, Kakadu National Park is a living, breathing reminder of the region’s Aboriginal past. Many of the customs and traditions of Kakadu’s history are preserved through centuries-old rock art and an ancient landscape that’s both breath-taking and fascinating.

Boasting a spectacular selection of wildlife, including native tree, plant, and animal species, and clutching an array of unique scenes, Kakadu National Park is ideal for travellers on the hunt for a hike, or just looking to gape at some of Australia’s best-loved landscapes.

Within the confines of the park, visitors can cruise down billabongs, get up close and personal with rock paintings that span thousands of years, and swim in plunge pools at the bottom of picturesque waterfalls. Here are some of the best ways you can spend your time in Kakadu.

Hit the Pools

Kakadu is renowned for its selection of pretty plunge pools that are perfect for cooling off in. Jim Jim Falls is a popular place to go. It’s only open during the region’s dry season, and it’s only reachable by four-wheel-drive, making it a little less crowded than some of the other spots in the park.

Soak up the Rock Art

Ancient Aboriginal rock art is one of the biggest draws of Kakadu, and there are numerous sites studded around that offer visitors the chance to discover some of the artistic talent from a previous life. Ubirr is the most famous site, and is reachable by a leisurely walk from the car park. On top of the rock formation (which doubles as an ancient art gallery), you can soak up the spectacular views over the park and beyond.

Take in Twin Falls

Situated 10 km past Jim Jim Falls, the Twin Falls are entrenched in the Arnhemland escarpment and cast a pretty backdrop against the scenic walks surrounding the area.

Visit the Warradian Cultural Centre

If you want to learn more about the Aboriginal culture and traditions, hotfoot it to the Warradjan Cultural Centre, where you can wander amongst displays and Maguk Fallsexhibits that showcase the relationships between the resident Aboriginal groups and the land around them.

Make Your Way to Maguk

Maguk, or Barramundi Gorge, is one of the most breath-taking spots in Kakadu. With a lush waterhole and a waterfall that boasts spectacular views from the top, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the vibrant landscape of the park.

Check out the Kakadu Tour today.