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

Things to do, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

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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 the walk

Walking is the best way to see all of Kakadu's natural wonders. The 12 kilometre Barrk Sandstone walk passes through the Main Gallery of Aboriginal rock art before meeting the sandstone country of Nourlangie Rock. Along the way see wallaroos and a variety of birdlife including the chestnut-quilled rock-pigeon, conspicuous by the loud clapping of its wings.

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.

Under the shade of paperbark tree

If you have ever wanted to camp by a billabong, the Muirella campsite is for you. Situated beside the Djarradjin billabong, the site offers good facilities and great walking in the nearby Bubba Wetlands. Wander through paperbark swamps and freshwater mangroves teeming with native plants and wildlife.

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.

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).

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