Kakadu National Park offers 20,000 square kilometres of remote Australian landscapes, from beautiful savannah woodlands and waterfalls to impressive coastal regions and wetlands.
The falls is one of the most spectacular and sought-after sights in the Kakadu and is only reachable in the dry season by foot, boat or via 4WD. 200 metre cliffs create a breathtaking waterfall here, which flows into a deep pool below. The falls tend to be the most impressive during the wet season, however during this time, they are only viewable from the air.
Close to Jim Jim Falls, Twin Falls is also a well worth a visit in the dry season. You’ll also need a 4WD to get close to the area, after which you will need to take a boat charter and then trek along the designated walking track down to the falls themselves.
The rock art in Kakadu is some of the best in the world and it’s one of the reasons why the park is World Heritage listed. Rock art viewing is a wonderful way to get close to the Indigenous culture and history of Kakadu, with paintings depicting scenes of magic, hunting, recreation and mythology. There are three main rock art galleries in the park, located at Ubirr, Nanguluwur and Nourlangie and tours are recommended.
If wildlife viewing is at the top of your Kakadu bucket list, the Yellow Water Wetlands in the heart of the park are ideal. Boat cruises in the dry season are the way to go here and you’ll have the opportunity to hopefully view many bird species, like pelicans, geese and ducks, as well as crocodiles and buffalo.
Koolpin Gorge is one of the most remote and beautiful in Kakadu and is very much off the beaten track. You’ll need to access the gorge with a high clearance 4WD, but the journey will be worth it. Camping, swimming and bush exploring are popular here. Due to its cultural significance and remoteness, however, the Koolpin area does have restrictions, so if you want to visit and/or camp, you’ll need to organise a permit in advance.
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There are several camping areas available in the park that are suitable for campervans and caravans, including the Yellow Water region, the South Alligator region and the Mary River region. You will usually need to book in advance to secure your spot.
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