Kakadu, Australia’s largest national park, is packed with Aboriginal culture and rock art that dates back tens of thousands of years.
The park is spread over nearly 20,000 square kilometres, so there’s plenty of space for exploring. Make sure to see the famous waterfalls – Jim Jim and Twin Falls – which are spectacular in both the dry and rainy seasons. During the wet season, taking a scenic flight over the cascading falls is a truly memorable experience.
Birders and wildlife enthusiasts will be in their element in this region, which is home to around a third of Australia’s bird species. Keep your binoculars handy throughout your time in the park, but particularly if you opt for a Yellow Waters cruise, where you will have ample chance to spot birds and saltwater crocodiles.
To the east of Kakadu, you’ll find the vast and beautiful wilderness of Arnhem Land. Spread over 91,000 square-kilometres, this picturesque area was designated an Aboriginal reserve in 1931 and is home to around 12,000 Aboriginal people. Those who acquire the requisite permit to visit are richly rewarded with thousands of years’ worth of rock art, rugged landscapes and fascinating wildlife. The ideal place for those interested in learning more about Australia’s Aboriginal culture, Arnhem Land is a seemingly endless stretch of a natural paradise.
To start creating your own Northern Territory adventure to Kakadu and Arnhem Land, give our Travel Specialists a call.