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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!

1. Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT

2. Motor Car Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT

3. Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, NT

4. Maguk Gorge, Kakadu National Park, NT

5. Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, NT

6. Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu National Park, NT

7. Graveside Gorge, Kakadu National Park, NT


I heard it's #WaterfallWednesday so here's a little throwback to the ominously yet appropriately named Graveside Gorge. Located in World Heritage listed #KakaduNationalPark, this one's for the die-hard waterfallers. If you can deal with a long drive, followed by some bush bashing, followed by some hiking with your camping gear, followed by a very long walk on an unmarked trail through rugged terrain under the hot NT sun, you deserve the dreamy, lush, heavenly, stunning oasis that awaits you at the end. And the best part? There will be sweet FA people there ✊🏼 ❤ . . . #getoutside #thelocaltourist #mybackyard #NTaustralia #seeaustralia #topendnt #mytopend #outbackaustralia #capricornnorthaus #ig_australia #ig_down_under #ausbestlocations #happyplace #truelove #adventuring #exploring #traveloutbackaus #nature #igersdarwin #NTlife #takemetoaustralia #exploringaustralia #ig_discover_australia #weareexplorers #CUintheNT #paradise #hiking #travel @adventureblokes @seekakadu

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8. Nawurlandja lookout, Kakadu National Park, NT

9. Boulder Creek, Kakadu National Park, NT


Take me back immediately !! 😢😫 • Sitting at the Airport of Auckland and I am already freezing. It is so cold here and with this rain I won’t even leave the Airport but what are you doing 12 hours at the airport ? 🙈😅 I want to go back to Australia and enjoy the sun 😫 This waterfall is Boulder Creek in the beautiful Kakadu Nationalpark 😍 How can’t you get sad when you are freezing and remember things like this ?? Looking forward to arrive in America 😖! • • #australia #love #kakadunationalpark #outback #northernterritory #beautiful #waterfall #bouldercreek #nature #traveler #enjoythelittlethings #enjoylife #airport #waiting #freezing #tb #wanttogoback #greattimes #instadaily #instatravel #instalike #blonde #girl

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10. Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), Kakadu National Park, NT


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