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Kakadu & Surrounds

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Cascading waterfalls, rugged escarpments, aboriginal rock art, giant crocodiles and exotic bird life. Kakadu National Park will change how you see the world. Experience the magic of this ancient land which is only a few hours from Darwin.

There's plenty to do in Kakadu. With a World Heritage-listed national park 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.

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Flying high over ancient #Kakadu National Park ✨ 🚁 From this spectacular vantage point you’ll see the most astonishing side of @Australia's largest national park... ancient sandstone plateaus, sheer escarpments, endless savannah forest, white sand beaches, winding rivers and expanses of floodplains. One of Kakadu's most impressive waterfalls, Jim Jim Falls is a sight to behold year round whether it's in full flow or reduced to a trickle during the drier months (April-September). With the dry season having just begun in the Top End, ground access will soon be available again for travellers wanting to visit these falls. Tip: You'll need a four-wheel drive to get to Jim Jim! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jasoncharleshill. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Surrounded by an exotic landscape and a profusion of wildlife, Bamurru Plains offers the ultimate bush experience. This @wildbushluxury safari lodge has exclusive access to 300 km² of floodplains and savannah woodland on the Mary River, on the edge of #Kakadu National Park. There's only 10 safari-style bungalows and each suite overlooks the floodplain 🙌 With mesh walls on three sides you can hear and see the wildlife and wilderness around you. Their activities are just as unique - you can watch as hundreds of birds take flight from around the infinity-edge pool, spot saltwater crocodiles as you skim across floodplains by airboat or search for buffalo and wallabies on an open top safari drive. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @katienanton! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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You might have gone for a dip in a natural waterhole before, but we bet you've never seen a view quite like this 🙌 #Kakadu National Park's Gunlom Plunge Pool overlooks the stunning southern hills and ridges of the park and is made up of a series of clear pools. While the climb to the top is relatively steep, we promise it's well worth your while!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @sarahreuben. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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A billabong, paperbark swamps, tropical woodlands and a sandstone plateau... sounds like something out of a movie, right? Nawurlandja Lookout, located deep in #Kakadu National Park, offers other-worldly views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock and the Arnhem Land escarpment. One of the park's less visited locations, this peaceful spot is perfect for sitting back and taking in the ancient landscape, particularly at sunrise or sunset. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @helloemilie!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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No guessing why THIS is #Kakadu National Park's most photographed lookout! That's right, folks...Ubirr (pronounced oo-bir, with a short ‘oo’) has re-opened for the dry season. Home to some of the Park's most famous rock art, this area is steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. The 1 kilometre circuit walk will take you past several art sites before leading up to this stunning lookout over the Nadab floodplain. With 360 degree views of the wetlands and rocky escarpment, it's the ultimate spot to watch the sun go down 💚 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @alice.bowden! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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It's official... Gunlom Plunge Pool has re-opened for the dry season 🤩 Known as nature’s finest infinity pool, Gunlom is one of #Kakadu's most extraordinary spots to enjoy sweeping views over the national park. The billabong at the base of the falls is a popular attraction and was made famous by the movie #CrocodileDundee. However, a relatively steep climb to the top of the falls will get you to these less-visited emerald plunge pools where the swimming is just as good as the photo opportunities 🙌 If you're not keen on leaving straight away, there's a camping area onsite with solar-powered hot showers and BBQ facilities. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jewelszee and @garry_norris! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Are you planning a trip to #Kakadu National Park? A Yellow Water Cruise is a definite must! If the spectacular sunsets don’t convince you alone, there is also an abundance of native wildlife. Take a cruise with @KakaduTourism and prepare yourself for an epic animal spotting adventure... you’ll see wild buffalo, crocodiles, wild horses and a bucket load of local bird species! Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @emmaphotoaus.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu

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Talk about mesmerising! The colossal Jim Jim Falls is #Kakadu National Park's biggest waterfall 🙏 During the wet season heavy rains fall across the region, submerging vast tracts of land and fueling these massive falls. Jim Jim can only be seen at this time by air 🚁 From this spectacular vantage point you’ll see the most astonishing side of Kakadu - look down on ancient sandstone plateaus, sheer escarpments, endless wetlands, winding rivers and expanses of floodplains. @north_australian_helicopters offer helicopter flights over the region or you can hop on a scenic flight with @kakaduair or @thescenicflightcompany 👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @our.travelworld! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Pretty as a picture...but real! 💗 If you're visiting #Kakadu National Park, make sure you hop on a Yellow Water Cruise with @KakaduTourism! You'll spot saltwater crocodiles, buffalo, wild horses and a heap of birdlife 👀 Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eefexplores! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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