What are the best features of Kakadu’s regions?

Kakadu National Park is home to a vast array of changing landscapes. These landscapes can be broken into seven distinct regions.

  • Burrungkuy

    One of Kakadu’s most popular regions, Burrungkuy is known for its World Heritage rock art, easy to access lookouts, and brightly coloured wildlife. Here you can find the Anbangbang Billabong walk. Walk around the perimeter of the billabong through woodlands and paperbark forest while being surrounded by lively birdlife.

  • East Alligator

    Here you will find Ubirr. Follow the Ubirr walking track past Aboriginal rock art and learn about the area’s cultural significance. Watching a sunset at Ubirr is essential as the landscape lights up and wallabies dart across the horizon. East Alligator provides fantastic crocodile spotting opportunities on lookouts over the East Alligator River and fantastic bird life year-round.

  • Jabiru

    Jabiru is the main township inside Kakadu National Park. Though small, the town has all you need to restock on your journey. A supermarket, pharmacy, news agent and service station are all located here. There is also some accommodation in the town if you need a rest from camping. The Bowali Visitor Centre will teach you everything you need to know about Kakadu and its helpful staff can help you plan your trip through the park.

  • Jim Jim and Twin Falls

    Surround yourself with enormous escarpments and towering waterfalls. At 200m high Jim Jim Falls is Kakadu’s largest waterfall. During the dry season you can access the pool below the falls for a cooling swim. Be sure not to miss the Twin Falls: two 150m tall falls leading to a single pool. As the dry season sets in you can swim right at the foot of the falls and soak up the warmth on the sandy beach.

  • Mary River

    If you’re after stunning views and an abundance of plunge pools then the Mary River region is the place for you. Swim above Gunlom Falls in an incredible natural infinity pool, and soak in the atmosphere of the stunning Northern Territory. Mary River boasts beautiful walks through lush forests and sandy beaches.

  • South Alligator

    Entering Kakadu National Park, the South Alligator region is the first area you will travel through. The wetlands here are stunning and walking tracks take you through tranquil areas abundant with birdlife. The South Alligator region also provides fantastic barramundi fishing opportunities. Grab a rod and catch your own dinner or settle into the Mamukala bird hide to view local wildlife.

  • Yellow Water

    Home to the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Yellow Water is a fantastic place to learn about the living Indigenous culture in the Kakadu region. Part of the South Alligator River floodplain, there are fantastic walks throughout the dry season to viewing platforms. If its too wet to walk, join a river cruise instead!

Kakadu National Park has so many wonderful regions that it can be hard to decide which ones you want to visit. No matter where in the park you decide to go, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic journey deep in the heart of one of Australia’s most beautiful environments.

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