Gunlom Falls, Top waterhole, Kakadu National Park, Kakadu and Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Things to do, Kakadu National Park

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There's plenty to do in Kakadu. With a World Heritage-listed national park and the remote region of Arnhem Land as your playground, the options are endless, and so are the views. Walk through a pristine wilderness brimming with wildlife or take a river cruise and spot the world's largest reptile (think large jaws).

Walk and ye shall find

Walking is the best way to see all of Kakadu's natural wonders. The walking and hiking trails of Kakadu National Park take in vast floodplains, lowland and savannah woodlands and the mighty sandstone cliffs of the Arnhem Land escarpment. 

Walk through one of Kakadu's best-known wetlands as it comes alive with thousands of migratory magpie geese (a Bininj delicacy). The Mamukala wetlands host a three-kilometre walk taking in woodlands, floodplains and a wide range of native flora and fauna. Use one of the areas many bird hides and spot a white-browed robin.

Use dry season access to experience the majestic scenery of Twin Falls Plateau on a challenging six-kilometre walk. Reward yourself with an afternoon swim in the cool pools beneath the falls while you plan your next adventure.

Walking and hiking

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Cruising with the crocs

Cruise down the East Alligator River on the border of Arnhem Land and spot some of the regions biggest saltwater crocodiles. Local indigenous guides explain the cultural significance of these ancient creatures and get you close enough for a holiday snap to remember.

River cruising


Under the shade of paperbark tree

Camping in a World Heritage listed national park is a good idea. Rise with the sun and step into a land of cascading waterfalls, sandstone gorges, ancient Aboriginal rock art and abundant wildlife. The popular Muirella campsite sits at the edge of the Djarradjin billabong and the Bubba Wetlands, giving you access to great walking and birdwatching opportunities.


Wetland hideaway

Enjoy spectacular birdwatching as thousands of migratory magpie geese flock to the Mamukala wetlands during the dry season. Nestle in at one of the bird hides or take to the boardwalk and spot white-browed robin, royal spoonbill and the magnificent white-bellied sea eagle.

Bird watching

In full flight

The World Heritage wilderness of Kakadu explodes into life and colour during the wet season, and nothing is as spectacular as the surging waters of Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls. These mighty rock formations, accessible only from the air at this time of the year, make for unforgettable viewing (and photography). 

The wet season monsoonal rains create an explosion of colour and wildlife on the floodplains. With many of Kakadu's tracks rendered inaccessible, it is a great time to board a scenic flight and witness the magic of this World Heritage-listed wilderness from high above

Scenic flights

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