Tips & Articles

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December
2017

Visiting Gunlom Falls in the Kakadu National Park

The Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage-listed site that boasts a range of landscapes, from rocky outcrops that date back thousands of years, to woodland that is home to hundreds of native animal species. Gunlom Falls sit on Waterfall Creek within the park, providing an excellent mix of mesmerising waterfalls, refreshing plunge pools, and shady gums that cover the on-site picnic area for some respite from the sun. At the top of the waterfall, you can gaze out at breathtaking views of the southern landscape of Kakadu while enjoying a refreshing swim in the impossibly clear pools. There’s a […]

   
  
2
November
2017

The Warradjan Cultural Centre

Situated one kilometre outside of Cooinda Lodge in the heart of Kakadu, the Warradjan Cultural Centre provides visitors with an insight into the Aboriginal history of the area, sharing age-old stories and traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. The on-site selection of displays include numerous artefacts that help illustrate the stories that the traditional owners of Kakadu and its surrounding regions have wanted to share with visitors for thousands of years. Inside, you’ll find a mixture of contemporary display techniques, including interactive videos, images, and real-life artefacts that delve into both personal stories from individual members […]

   
  
2
October
2017

The Bats and Rock Pools of Tolmer Falls

The Kakadu region of Australia is home to some of the most impressive landscapes in the country. In the Litchfield National Park, pretty cascading waterfalls are peppered throughout the lush scenery, bringing mesmerising views to the proceedings and forming ideal habitats for some of the region’s best-loved wildlife. Tolmer Falls is one of the most impressive falls in the park, falling down over two high escarpments into a deep plunge pool below. There is a great viewing platform at the top of the falls that lets you witness the cascading water as it descends. From there, you can also see […]

   
  
4
September
2017

Exploring White Lily Billabong in Kakadu

The Kakadu National Park is one of the most incredible swathes of scenery in the whole of Australia. The bold escarpment is made up of lush forests, sprawling woodland, and plenty of lakes, billabongs, and waterfalls to cool off in and enjoy the views from. On many tours around Kakadu, you’ll be exposed to the vast amount of nature that calls the area home, stopping off at various prominent landmarks, like cascading waterfalls, ancient creeks, and eggshell-smooth billabongs. The White Lily billabong is one of the most prominent watering holes in the area, flanked by lush scenery and promising a […]

   
  
4
August
2017

Exploring Aboriginal Rock Art at Kakadu

The ancient land of Kakadu brings thousands of years of history to the modern day with its natural scenery and eclectic collection of centuries-old rock art. It is one of the most impressive spots to see rock art in Australia, and the artwork has helped it become a World Heritage site. Some paintings date back 20,000 years, providing one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the entire world. The most prominent galleries where you can still witness rock art are at Ubirr, Nourlangie, and Nanguluwur. At these spots, there are plenty of pieces to discover […]

   
  
13
July
2017

How to Experience Twin Falls

Kakadu National Park is one of the Northern Territory’s best-loved treasures. Boasting a landscape filled with rocky escarpment and cascading waterfalls, it’s the perfect place to discover the natural beauty of Australia. The Twin Falls are one of the most famous sites within the stunning confines of the park, and are one of the major reasons a lot of travellers head to the region. Taking pride of place in the World Heritage Listed region, there are numerous ways to see the Falls – expect incredible views and a surreal swathe of scenery the sprawls out in every direction. You can […]

   
  
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June
2017

How to Experience Koolpin Gorge

Koolpin Gorge is a secluded paradise that not many visitors get the chance to see in person. Also dubbed Jarrangbarni – it’s Aboriginal name – it provides a little slice of heaven in the heart of Kakadu. So why do not many people get to see it? There are three reasons for this. Firstly, it is only accessible by 4WD. It’s not a particularly difficult drive, but you will need a 4WD to get there. Secondly, there is just a bush campsite near the gorge that has no facilities apart from pit toilets. And, finally, there are no specific walking […]

   
  
12
June
2017

Getting to Know Gunlom Falls

In the heart of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, Gunlom Falls forms part of Waterfall Creek. Here, a cascading waterfall joins up with a serene and peaceful plunge pool to provide a stunning backdrop for relaxing, swimming, and picnicking. From the top of the waterfall, you can enjoy spectacular views out across the south of Kakadu National Park while cooling off in the refreshing waters of the pools. At the top, you can check out the lookout walk, which takes you past pretty rock pools and exposes you to panoramas of the southern hills and ridges. From there, you can […]

   
  
5
May
2017

Seeing Centuries-Old Art at Ubirr Rock

The Kakadu National Park is a alive with cultural significance, promising visitors the chance to dive back in time and learn all about the unique Aboriginal history that is imbued in the landscape. Ubirr Rock is one of the most popular locations because of its extensive collection of centuries-old rock art. Here, you can visit one of the two major rock formations in Kakadu and discover traditional stories to gain an insight into the lives of the local Aboriginal people. Boasting three prominent galleries, the site is easily reached via a 1-kilometre circular walking track that leads up a modest […]

   
  
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April
2017

What to Do at the Yellow Water Billabong

The Kakadu National Park boasts a plethora of magical landscapes, from ancient rainforests to sprawling wetlands and everything in between. In the heart of it all sits the Yellow Water Billabong, which promises visitors the chance to journey through some amazing wetland scenery packed full of incredible wildlife. If you’re in the area, there are plenty of ways you can get to know the surrounding scenery and learn more about the fascinating animal life that calls this part of Australia home. Things to do at Yellow Water Billabong Try Your Hand at Fishing Yellow Water Billabong is one of the […]