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Experience Indigenous Culture in East Arnhem Land

Experience Indigenous Culture in East Arnhem Land

Take a comfortable & relaxing 1 hour 20-minute flight with Airnorth from Darwin to Nhulunbuy. What awaits is an exciting, fun, off the beaten track, 4WD adventure to Bawaka, which means ‘A Known Heaven’, located 60km south of the community of Yirrkala. The drive is on a great four-wheel drive track of mainly soft sand, that comes out along the ocean. The very experienced and knowledgeable guide, Rungbar (otherwise known as Randy), shows off his land, the fishing, wildlife, beauty, traditional ways and history. The scenery is breathtaking, just being there will feel as though the world has been lifted from your shoulders.

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25 Unique Things to do in the Top End

25 Unique Things to do in the Top End

A round up of just some of the unique experiences you can have in the Top End.

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See the Wildlife of Kakadu National Park

See the Wildlife of Kakadu National Park

Greater access to areas of Kakadu and its untamed beauty during the dry season gives visitors a fantastic chance to experience what this dual World Heritage-listed national park has to offer.

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Jaw-dropping storms only seen in the wet season

Jaw-dropping storms only seen in the wet season

Seen the Top End in the Dry Season? Now see it in the Wet! We're privileged to witness some of the most spectacular storms. Here is a round-up of 20 jaw-dropping photos from Top End travellers to show you why we love the wet season (and why you should too!).

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Waterfall Hopping in Litchfield

Waterfall Hopping in Litchfield

Spend a weekend in Litchfield National Park exploring one waterfall to the next.

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10 incredible places that exist in Kakadu National Park

World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park, covering almost 20,000 km, is a place of contrasting landscapes and diverse habitats. Saltwater crocodiles lurk in freshwater billabongs studded with lotus lilies. Rugged cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment hide deep sandstone gorges and pockets of monsoon rainforest. Waterfalls cascade into pools fringed with paperbarks and pandanus.Kakadu’s Aboriginal owners are happy and proud to share this special place with you. Come and discover our World Heritage culture and natural landscapes in Australia’s largest national park. Experience Kakadu’s rich 65,000 year old culture by joining a ranger guided walk through ancient rock art galleries where Dreaming ancestors, Rainbow Serpent and Namarrgon (Lightning Man), are etched into walls. Indigenous guides share traditional stores while you try your hand at weaving and painting. Learn about Indigenous history and kinship at Warradjan Cultural Centre. Discover traditional uses for plants and animals and bush survival skills.

Fall in love with nature as you climb looming escarpments and swim in tropical waterholes. Glide over the wetlands on a sunrise cruise, soar above the landscape on a stunning scenic flight and join in at special and annual events held within the park.There are spectacular fishing spots and vast wetlands and billabongs for boating and great sites to spot some crocs!

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