If you’re departing Darwin, allow 2 hours to get to Kakadu Park’s northern entry via Arnhem Highway (a 4WD is highly recommended, as some roads are unsealed). When you’re there, check-in at the Bowali Visitor Centre, grab a coffee, and get some local advice from the centre’s staff.
Head South to visit the Nourlangie Rock art site. The site was used by Aboriginal people as a shelter from storms for thousands of years. The art on the walls serve as an insight into their rich spiritual tradition. If you’re visiting in the dry season, take part in free activities conducted daily at the site.
What better way to wind down than with a sunset cruise along Yellow Water Billabong? While on board you’ll spot wetland wildlife in their pristine natural environment; the billabong is home to crocodiles, wild horses, buffalo and a vast range of resident birdlife.
When you’re ready to hit the hay, you’ll be pleased to know the Mardugal campgrounds are located right next door to Yellow Waters - how convenient!