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22
February
2017

The Bininj People of the Northern Arnhem Land

The Bininj people are a group of Indigenous Australian people that live in the Western Arnhem Land in the country’s Northern Territory. The land they occupy sprawls out between the Kakadu National Park in the west to the Stone Country in the east. In the middle of it all sits the Arnhem Plateau, a sandstone escarpment that’s imbued with centuries-old traditions and narratives. The escarpment itself and many of the surrounding natural structures, like Injalak Hill, form one of the most important rock art sites in the world. Here, you can discover rock paintings that span thousands of years that […]

   
  
6
February
2017

The Beauty of Maguk

Maguk, located in the Kakadu National Park, was formally known as Barramundi Gorge. Today, it can be found in the Mary River area to the south of the national park. It’s situated around an hour’s drive from Cooinda and is made up of an ancient gorge in the Stone Country. To get there, it is a 14 km four-wheel drive trip followed by a further 1km walk. Once there, you’ll be greeted by a beautiful natural plunge pool that languishes at the bottom of the steep gorge walls. Walking to Barramundi Gorge The 1km walk to Maguk exposes you to […]

   
  
20
January
2017

Exploring Jim Jim Creek and its Waterfalls

The Kakadu National Park is famed for its ancient landscape, harking back millions of years and promising visitors a trip back in time as they explore the sprawling scenery and the vibrant selection of plant and animal life. In the heart of it all lies Jim Jim Creek, which rises up in the Arnhem Land escarpment inside the confines of the UNESCO World Heritage listed park. The Creek is best-known for its accompanying falls, which cascade over the ancient scenery and have been registered on the Australian National Heritage List. The History of Jim Jim Creek It is thought that […]

   
  
29
December
2016

The Colourful Bird Species of Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is one of the Northern Territory’s best-loved natural attractions. Set 171km southeast of Darwin, it boasts beautiful backdrops and an incredible selection of flora and fauna. The park itself is located inside the Alligator Rivers region of the Northern Territory and extends almost 200km from north to south and more than 100km from east to west. The huge expanse of the park is home to numerous habitats that host over 280 species of birds – or, to put it more simply, about one third of the bird species in Australia. Some of the birds that live here […]

   
  
9
December
2016

What to See and Do in Arnhem Land

Bordered by the stunning expanse of the Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land boasts a sprawling wilderness in the northeast part of the Northern Territory. Here, rocky outcrops carve a surreal silhouette against the skyline, while ancient gorges and deep rivers weave their way through the scenery. This is the home of the Yolngu people and, to visit, you need a permit. As well as learning more about the landscape and its people, you’ll get to explore some of Australia’s oldest culture and history in these parts – in fact, this was the place the didgeridoo originated from. The Scenery of […]

   
  
22
November
2016

Exploring Australia’s History and Culture with Nourlangie Rock Art

Nourlangie Rock sits in the ancient landscape of Arnhem Land within the confines of the stunning Kakadu National Park. The rock and its surrounding landscape boast an incredibly rich culture and history, dating back thousands and thousands of years. Today, the area is the traditional Country of the Gun-djeihmi speaking people and was, according to its traditional owners, created during the period of Dreaming. It is now a World Heritage site thanks to its cultural values and amazing ties to the region’s history. What You Can See at Nourlangie Rock Nourlangie Rock is best-known for its stunning collection of rock […]

   
  
8
November
2016

The Magnificent Cathedral Termite Mounds of Kakadu

The Cathedral termite mounds are one of Kakadu and Litchfield National Park’s most incredible sights. Throughout the forest and across the swathes of open landscape, these magnificent mounds stand up to two metres high, jutting skywards and showcasing an amazing feat of nature. The structures around around 100 years old, and are unique to this part of Australia. In the national park, you can see hundreds of these mounds. Making the Mounds The mounds are made using a centuries-old technique by the termites. The outer chambers are created with cut up grass stalks that have been stored. As the forage […]

   
  
21
October
2016

Refresh and Unwind at the Corroboree Tavern & Bark Hut Inn

Languishing on the Arnhem Highway between Darwin and Kakadu National Park, the Corroboree Tavern and Bark Hut Inn promises visitors an iconic experience in a traditional Northern Territory pub. Acting as a roadhouse, restaurant, and traveller’s rest stop, it hosts a whole load of fun activities for you to get stuck into. These days, the Bark Hut Inn gives a hat tip to the region’s fascinating past, where buffalo and crocodile hunting were rife. Today, it offers deluxe cabins, a campsite, and a rustic bar to enjoy a drink or two in. The History of Corroboree Tavern and Bark Hut […]

   
  
11
October
2016

Learning About Kakadu at the Bowali Visitor Centre

The Bowali Visitor Centre can be found in the beautiful confines of the Kakadu National Park, just off the Kakadu Highway to the west of Jabiru. It gets its name from the Bowali Creek which runs nearby, and the interesting low-slung design of the centre was inspired by a traditional Aboriginal Rock Shelter. Inside, you can find a plethora of information all about Kakadu and its surrounding regions, including displays and exhibits about the local flora and fauna, and information about the rich Aboriginal history that imbues the area. At the Centre, you can explore the Marrawuddi Gallery, which plays […]

   
  
23
September
2016

6 Things to do in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a haven of wildlife and adventure. Explore the picture-perfect scenery as you discover hidden waterfalls, centuries-old rock art, and a selection of Australia’s best-loved critters. This spectacular part of the country shouldn’t be missed, so here are some great activities you can get stuck into while you’re there. 1. Yellow Water Boat Cruise Kakadu’s wetlands are a magical place filled with fascinating flora and fauna. Hop on a boat cruise and explore the Yellow Wetlands, keeping your eyes peeled for crocodiles and a large collection of colourful bird species 2. Nourlangie Step back in time and […]

   
  
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