Tips & Articles

9
October
2018

What is there to see at the East Alligator River

Take in the wonderland of the Aussie outback at East Alligator River. It is known as one of the richest biological regions in Kakadu National Park. Whether you try your luck out at fishing, visit the surrounding attractions, or simply cruise along and leave your troubles on the shore, you will certainly not be disappointed. What to do there Crocodile Jumping Cruise Australia’s Saltwater crocodiles are the kings of the river. These ancient beasts have roamed the area for 250 million years, and are the largest living reptiles in the world, growing to up to five to seven metres in […]

   
  
6
September
2018

How Big is Kakadu National Park?

Kakadu National Park lies smack bang in Australia’s Northern Territory. It is a nature reserve bursting with spectacular landscapes and is a haven for a diverse range of beautiful wildlife. With an abundance of cascading waterfalls, native animals, lush bushland, and aboriginal history. The proposal to make the area a national park was back in 1965. Establishing an agreement with the indigenous community lasted a decade before the announcement in 1975 declared the area the Kakadu National Park. They used the name Kakadu to recognise Gagudju, an Aboriginal language used throughout the park. How Big Is It? It is Australia’s largest […]

   
  
7
August
2018

Things to See Along the Stuart Highway

Australia’s Red Centre carves a surreal path through the centre of the country, connecting up Darwin to Adelaide via the Stuart Highway. The route itself passes through many of Australia’s famed national parks, like Kakadu, and takes in some of the quirkiest attractions around. Sprawling out for more than 3,000 kilometres, there is plenty to see. Here are some of the best stops to make on the way. 1. Berry Springs Nature Park Located around 50 kilometres outside of busy and historic Darwin, the Berry Springs Nature Park offers visitors a relaxing and refreshing oasis to enjoy. The scenery here […]

   
  
5
July
2018

The Best Swimming Holes in Litchfield National Park

Set in the heart of Kakadu, the Litchfield National Park boasts an ancient landscape packed full of breath-taking natural scenery and a plethora of wildlife encounters. The wild backdrop is ideal for adventurous travellers who want to explore some of the more rugged parts of Australia before taking a dip in one of the many refreshing swimming spots. Languishing beneath rainforest canopies and amidst sweeping grasslands, the plunge pools and swimming holes of Litchfield provide some of the best backdrops against which you can soak up the surrounding scenery. Here are some of the best. Buley Rockhole Perhaps the most […]

   
  
11
May
2018

Gunlom Falls in the Kakadu National Park

The World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park boasts some of the most ancient scenes in Australia. Here, rocky outcrops jut skywards while lush woodland forms the perfect habitat for native animals and plants. At the heart of the park, there are a selection of majestic waterfalls known as Waterfall Creek, that boast a selection of refreshing plunge pools and picnic areas shaded with ancient gum trees – the perfect place to catch some respite from the sun. The peak of the waterfall is home to spectacular views out across the sprawling scenes of Kakadu, all of which can be experienced […]

   
  
29
March
2018

The Culture and History of Kakadu National Park

Located in Australia’s Norther Territory, the Kakadu National Park is a sprawling nature reserve that boasts a collection of diverse and beautiful landscapes. Visitors can immerse themselves in a series of wetlands, rivers, and ancient sandstone escarpments in a region that’s rich in both stunning views and a fascinating heritage. As well as more than 2,000 different plant species and a selection of native wildlife species, from saltwater crocs to turtles and vibrant birds, there is a massive amount of history and culture to soak up in the grounds of the park. Centuries-old rock paintings adorn some of the soaring […]

   
  
27
February
2018

Explore The Warradjan Cultural Centre

Kakadu boasts a rich history and culture, all of which can be explored in depth at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Set just outside of Cooinda Lodge, right in the middle of Kakadu, this educational institution gives visitors the chance to learn more about the fascinating aboriginal history of the region and explore centuries-old stories and traditions that have made their way down through several generations. What You Can See at the Warradjan Cultural Centre On-site, there are plenty of display to wander around and a whole host of artefacts that illustrate the rich heritage of Kakadu and beyond. You can […]

   
  
24
January
2018

Exploring Corroboree Billabong

The Kakadu region of Australia is home to unique landscapes and a rich ancient history. Here, you can marvel at centuries-old landmarks as well as beautiful natural scenes. The Corroboree Billabong is one of the most picturesque parts of the region, making up a section of the Mary River Wetlands. Perhaps best known for its huge collection of saltwater crocodiles (it has the largest concentration in the world), it draws in visitors from far and wide who want to see these magnificent prehistoric creatures up close while admiring the unique backdrop. As well as crocodiles, the Billabong is home to […]

   
  
12
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 […]

   
  
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