Tips & Articles

29
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 […]

18
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 […]

5
April
2017

Exploring the Mamukala Wetlands

The Kakadu National Park is awash with colourful wildlife. Throughout its expansive landscape, you can spot native Australian creatures, wander amongst ancient plant species, and walk beneath the hefty wingspans of vibrant birds. In the heart of it all sits the Mamukala Wetlands, a haven of bird life that can be found two hours from Darwin off the long stretch of the Arnhem Highway. Here, you can feast your eyes on thousands of migratory magpie geese as they gather together to feed from a bird hide, or simply stroll through the peaceful wetlands and marvel at the stunning surrounds. If […]

6
March
2017

Things to Do in and Around Jabiru

Surrounded by the stunning expanse of the ancient Kakadu National Park, the small town of Jabiru offers the perfect place to start your explorations of the area. Built back in 1982 to house the small community living near the Ranger Uranium Mine, it is now a fully-functioning town with plenty of things to see and do – not least experience the beautiful scenery of the surrounding national park. In the town itself, you’ll find a charming central plaza that’s flanked by souvenir shops, a supermarket, cute cafes, and family-run bakeries. Things to Do Around Jabiru The main reason visitors stop […]

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 […]

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