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You'll want some planning to best get the feel for Kakadu National Park, especially when you wish to include trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we know you're itching to explore every avenue遥ou're excited to get out and play. You look forward to checking off the best activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Our activities are the best way to organise your getaway. Book professional regional tours on Expedia, and you'll never need a map.
There are many national parks that demand your attention in Australia, yet Kakadu stakes an uncontestable claim. While most will teach you about the natural history of an environment, Kakadu covers this plus the incredible human history of the Aboriginal people that have called this place home for thousands of generations. Discover rock art amidst stunning scenery and an ever-changing landscape that lives and breathes with the seasons. In short, this is one of the most enigmatic places in a country that boasts colossal swathes of magnificent wilderness. Swim in pools, cool off in tumbling waterfalls and explore a park that unites Australia’s human and natural heritage.
Ubirr - One of two of the park’s most famous rock galleries. Enjoy scheduled guided tours or climb up 250 metres to get some of the best views of Kakadu’s flood plains.
Yellow Water - A beautiful billabong where you can find a truly unique combination of flora and fauna, as well as millions of migratory birds.
Jabiru - The main township of the park with essential services and facilities. The gateway to exploring Kakadu and Arnhem Land.
East Alligator Region - Rock art, rocky escarpments and vast floodplains all surrounding the beautiful East Alligator River.
Nourlangie Region - More rock art, ancient Aboriginal shelters and climbs up to some exceptional viewpoints. Plus there are scheduled talks from park rangers.
For a great overall insight into the park and its wildlife, head to the Bowali Visitor Centre located just to the south of Jabiru. It was designed using an Aboriginal rock shelter as inspiration and is a great source of information for visitors keen to explore more. You can also learn more about the parks human inhabitants at the Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which details the thousands of years of history from the point of view of its traditional residents. Watch the sunrise at Ubirr, a filming location for the movie Crocodile Dundee or take in some of the world’s oldest artworks at Nanguluwur and Nouranglie. Walk around Twin Falls in Arnhem Land or cool off in the Gunlom Plunge Pool.
Exploring on two feet is the best way to really see and experience the park. There are plenty of guided walking trails to follow, with half day, full day and multi day excursions on offer - although you’ll need a permit for an overnight bushwalk. Take a private cruise down the Yellow Water Billabong or power yourself in a canoe. But make sure you get information about crocodiles before you set off. Swim in refreshing and clean plunge pools like Gunlom, where you’ll also have stunning views from the top of the waterfall. The park is also a place to experience Aboriginal culture, with sacred sites and burial grounds to visit. But always remember to be respectful as this is a culture that is still very much alive.