Just three hours away from Darwin, Australia is Kakadu National Park. Located deep within the Northern Territory, this stunning portion of the Outback is open year-round, and is a popular place to visit during the dry season. Much of this remarkable sanctuary has been protected, allowing you to step back in time to a wilderness unspoiled by human occupation.
Kakadu National Park tours aren’t something you can breeze through in just a few hours. The park has more than 25 trails, ranging from easy, daylong hikes to scenic routes that take several days to cover. Wander through gorges and woodlands, and stop at waterfalls and diving pools so pristine, they seem like something out of a fairy tale.
Kakadu National Park sightseeing isn’t all about athleticism, though it certainly helps if you’re able to make your way along its many pathways. The area has long been used as an art gallery by Aboriginals, and some of its cave paintings are 20,000 years old. Many of these paintings depict Aboriginal mythology and history.
If you’re not up to hiking through miles of beautiful territory, then hop on a boat and cruise down the Yellow Water Billabong. Keep your cameras ready; geese, jabiru, and crocodiles make this marshy area their home, and you’ll want to remember your encounters with these majestic creatures for the rest of your life.
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