Kakadu National Park is located in the Northern Territory and is home to an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenery. The park has over 70kms of walking trails with lookouts providing spectacular views of the wetlands, escarpments, and waterfalls. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities from bushwalking, camping, and canoeing, to 4WD tours and scenic flights. Enjoy seeing native wildlife including kangaroos, birds, crocodiles, and lizards while exploring ancient geological formations and natural waterfalls.
Kakadu National Park is just a three-hour drive from Darwin, making it close enough for visitors to take day trips to see some of its major attractions, such as Nourlangie Rock and Jim Jim Falls. For senior visitors, a trip to Kakadu National Park not only offers a chance to explore this stunning natural landscape but also provides an opportunity to learn about Aboriginal culture. Start planning your Kakadu National Park holiday today.
Australia's Top End and the Kimberley await with adventures to be had, dreamtime culture to enlighten and glorious nature to explore. Marvel at the termite mounds of Litchfield National Park, see Rock Art and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands in Kakadu, discover Katherine Gorge and the Ord River, soar above the Bungle Bungles, see the Derby Boab Tree for yourself, then finish with a camel ride on stunning Cable Beach.
Delve into Darwin and the Northern Territory’s epic Top End on this 8 day journey of discovery. From exploration on Tiwi Island, dreamtime legends to an Arnhem Land scenic flight, we have everything covered. We’ll marvel at the termite mounds of Litchfield National Park, see the Aboriginal rock art site of Burrungkuy and cruise the Yellow Water wetlands in Kakadu, take a thrilling Tom Curtain’s Katherine Outback Experience cruise and get a real taste of life at Seafood on Cullen Bay in Darwin.
If you're planning on visiting Kakadu National Park, there are many different things to do that will make your trip worthwhile! With activities like camping, hiking, canoeing and wildlife spotting, it's never a dull day in Kakadu. Visitors can view the stunning landscape from a lookout at Jim Jim Falls or take a boat cruise to see crocodiles and wildlife in their natural environment.
Maguk is a beautiful place in Kakadu National Park that you should definitely visit. Maguk is a gorge with a deep valley and an amazing view of the surrounding area. You can't get lost here either since there are paths for hiking trails going around the whole gorge so it's easy to find your way back.
Another beautiful place to visit in Kakadu National Park is Ubirr. Ubirr is a massive cliff formation of overhanging rock full of Aboriginal rock paintings, including some that are estimated to be up to 20,000 years old.
Kakadu National Park is suitable for senior visitors due to the fact that it is kept in pristine condition with maintained walking paths for hiking and wildlife viewing. Start planning your Kakadu culture tour now and explore a range of other Northern Territory tours available at Fun Over Fifty.
The Yellow Water river cruise is one of the most popular tours in Kakadu. This cruise is unique because it provides you with a close look at wild saltwater crocodiles. Other things you can do in Yellow Water include kayaking in the calm waters, swimming in the hot springs, bird watching, spotting turtles at night, relaxing on one of the nine camping sites, or hiking to Nourlangie Rock.
The best time to visit Kakadu National Park is during the dry season (May to September) when the weather is more pleasant, with lower humidity and fewer insects. Many of the park's attractions are accessible, and wildlife is more active. The wet season, from October to April, brings heavy rainfall and some areas may become inaccessible due to flooding.
Kakadu is renowned for its exceptional natural and cultural significance. It is known for its diverse ecosystems, including wetlands, woodlands, and floodplains. The park is also home to an array of wildlife, including saltwater crocodiles, various bird species, and rare aquatic creatures. Additionally, Kakadu is rich in Indigenous cultural heritage, with ancient rock art sites that provide insights into the history and spirituality of the local Aboriginal people.
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