Truck at Jim Jim Falls

Why Kakadu?

Making the decision to venture into Kakadu National Park can be a life changing experience and has been for many people. The remote location, awe inspiring landscape and everchanging ecosystem have been known to have miraculous impacts on people’s mental health and has also inspired many people such as guides and rangers to devote their life to supporting and exploring it.

It takes a certain kind of traveller curious enough to explore Kakadu. Anyone can go and sit pool side with a cocktail and test the limits

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Darwin

Darwin a hub for adventure

Any true traveller that has done an Australia trip has spent some time in Darwin, Northern Terrritory, Australia. Most likely more time than intended, Darwin’s hot weather seems to of woohed the locals into a contagious state of relaxation that can cause you to forget your schedule and settle into the laidback lifestyle.

The history of Darwins varied expacts from all over the world as

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Kakadu and Crocs: A Croc-Wise Guide to Safety

Kakadu National Park is home to an estimated 10,000 crocodiles! That’s a staggering number, representing about a tenth of all the crocodiles in the entire Northern Territory of Australia. This large population of locals doesn’t mean that you cant enjoy the bounty of plentiful swimming spots found in Kakadu. It does however require a bit of respect and understanding for the recommendations put in place by parks.

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Kakadu Solo Travel vs Guided Tour

Imagine cruising the highway by yourself with complete freedom and making your own schedule and at your own pace. Or picture sitting around a campfire telling stories and forging new friendships with a group of likeminded travellers. Kakadu National Park, a jewel of Australia’s Northern Territory, beckons with diverse landscapes, rich Indigenous culture, and captivating wildlife. But how to best conquer this vast wilderness? Join a guided tour or forge your own path? Both options unlock unique experiences, each with its own set of perks and quirks. Let’s delve into the world of Kakadu exploration and help you choose the path that matches your wanderlust.

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Guide to exploring Kakadu

Kakadu National Park isn’t a mere collection of sights; it’s a living tapestry woven from rugged sandstone escarpments, lush rainforests echoing with bird calls, and vast wetlands teeming with crocodiles and water buffalo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, nestled in Australia’s Northern Territory, isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a place for intrepid explorers, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking to connect with the world’s oldest living culture, the Bininj/Mungguy people. Here we have your guide for exploring Kakadu to ensure you have the best experience and leave no stone unturned.

Of course, planning your Kakadu adventure also involves practical considerations. Purchasing a park pass in advance is a must, and always remember to heed crocodile warning signs and swim only in designated areas.

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Hiking in Kakadu National Park

Many years ago, a young school boy of about 10 years old was sitting in school room in small country town learning about Captain Cook and the discovery of Australia. It was a fresh change from boring spelling tests and maths, finally here was something interesting. I sat, wide eyed and imagined a tall sailing ship after having travelled half way around the world, entering a isolated bay surrounded by trees and wilderness, and a bunch of men stepping from a small row boat onto an Australian beach for the first time, wow, what a fantastic feeling that must have been. Complete wilderness, unknown landscapes and adventure. I asked my teacher if he thought that there might be any places still undiscovered? For I had just worked out what I wanted to do when I grew up!

It took another 35 years, but in 2012 I had my captain cook moment.

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