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Kakadu & Surrounds

Map showing the Kakadu and Surrounds region in the NT

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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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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There's no shortage of wonderful waterfalls in #Kakadu National Park, but as locals will tell you, the best spot to visit during the tropical summer is Motor Car Falls. Surrounded by monsoon forest, @surrealdigitalphotography said he had a "beautiful day" swimming here - it's not hard to see why! With water cascading into the gorgeous emerald plunge pool encircled by high cliffs, you'll be bowled over by its beauty. The one hour walk to the falls means its often overlooked by those attracted to better known and easier to access waterfalls in the park, so it has become a favourite among travellers willing to explore a little further. Please note: The Yurmikmik carpark is currently only accessible via four-wheel drive vehicle. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Richard!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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We're taking our love for #Kakadu National Park to new heights! During the tropical summer heavy rains fall across the region, submerging vast tracts of land and fueling Jim Jim Falls. These massive falls can only be seen at this time from the air 🚁 If you've ventured to the base of Jim Jim over the drier months, it's well worth returning and seeing it in full flow! Complete with towering stone escarpments and crazy volumes of water crashing into the gorge below, this is a sight you won't forget in a hurry 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @blakeleighsmith! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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#Kakadu National Park is an unforgettable camping destination 🙌 Pitch your tent in the World Heritage-listed national park and step into a land of cascading waterfalls, sandstone gorges, ancient Aboriginal rock art and abundant wildlife. There are campgrounds in all areas of the park - choose from managed areas with toilets, showers and picnic tables and fire pits, or get right back to nature at a bush campground which has very basic facilities such as pit toilets, barbecues and picnic tables. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @insta_ines_travels! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Dreamy dusk scenes in the Top End 💜 Road-tripping through the NT, @elisecook said "there is something about being out here, immersed in the natural world around us, the red earth beneath our feet and the big Outback skies above us". We couldn't have said it better ourselves! The journey from #Darwin to #AliceSprings is easily one of @Australia's most exciting adventures bringing together a world of ancient landscapes, aboriginal culture and endless skies. From the red desert sands of #Uluru, to World Heritage listed #Kakadu National Park and the magnificent Nitmiluk (#Katherine) Gorge, the diversity of the NT will astound you 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Elise! #SeeAustralia

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