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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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Let us set the scene for you... a spectacular, 360-degree view of wetlands stretching endlessly out to the horizon and the stone country of Arnhem Land all bathed in the rich afternoon glow. Yep, we're talking about the lookout at Ubirr, #Kakadu National Park's most famous spot for sunset 🙌 As the sun begins to dip, the selfies start to slow and the crowd finds a perch to watch nature’s light show in awe. There ain't no #sunset like a Territory sunset, hey @_aswewander!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Luke and Jess 👍 #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu

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Attention nature lovers! If you're visiting #Kakadu National Park, make sure you hop on a Yellow Water Cruise with @KakaduTourism. Get your camera ready - you can expect to see saltwater crocodiles, buffalo, wild horses and an abundance 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, @oscarwastaken!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Rooftop pools atop five-star hotels ain’t got nothing on this breathtaking natural infinity pool 🙌 Located in the southern region of #Kakadu National Park, Gunlom is a popular swimming spot of unrivaled beauty. A huge emerald pool sits at the base of a seasonal waterfall, while these calm pools at the top of the cliff feature crystal clear water and uninterrupted panoramas across the endless tropical woodlands. It’s easy to understand why Gunlom is one of the most photographed locations in the Top End!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @kirstynichollsss 👍 #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu #TourismTopEnd

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If setting off on a four-wheel drive adventure, wandering through striking savannah landscapes and plunging into pristine natural rockpools sounds like your cup of traveller’s tea, you’ll get all that and more at Maguk Gorge. One of #Kakadu National Park's lesser known attractions, Maguk is an untouched waterfall and plunge pool at the base of steep gorge walls 🙌 While most people head to the main bottom pool, you can choose to climb above the falls where you'll find a series of smaller plunge pools with crystal clear water and amazing views 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @huntingforparadise! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Profoundly spiritual, deep rich history, and views that make you feel almost insignificant... that's Ubirr in a nutshell ❤️ Ubirr is home to some of #Kakadu National Park's most famous rock art and is an area steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. The 1km circuit walk passes several sites before leading up to this stunning lookout over the Nadab floodplain. With 360 degree views of the wetlands and rocky escarpment, the lookout is the ultimate place to sit back at #sunset and take in the changing colours of the surrounding landscape 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @andyto! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Clambering up this short, steep rock slope will take your breath away - quite literally 😜 But as @danandmoore discovered, it's well worth the effort! Nawurlandja Lookout, located deep in #Kakadu National Park, offers world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock and the Arnhem Land escarpment. Whether you venture out first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon, you won’t be disappointed by this lesser known lookout! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Dan 👍 #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu

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We're used to seeing Gunlom Plunge Pool during the day time, but how star-tling does it look at night?! ✨ While many people visit the main waterfall and pool down below, Gunlom's real treasure is hidden up high. Scrambling up (and back down) the rock face is not for the faint-hearted, but the reward – @Australia’s most photogenic infinity pool – is totally worth the effort 🙌 With dreamy views across the southern region of the park, the series of tiered pools above the falls is one of #Kakadu National Park's, and Australia’s, most idyllic swimming spots 💦 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @eddygroutphotography! #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu

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Fancy a hassle-free #camping experience? Welcome to @Flash_Camp, #Kakadu National Park's very own bespoke glamping accommodation option 🏕  Featuring full size beds fitted with comfy linen, @KakaduTourism's 5 metre bell tents are available from today until the middle of September. The campground isn't far from Cooinda Lodge, making it the ultimate base to explore Yellow Water Billabong and the southern parts of the park. Did we mention there's also a coffee cart and a food truck serving local barramundi and chips?! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, kakadutourism 👍 #SeeAustralia #DoKakadu

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It's official, Jim Jim Falls is open again! Jim Jim is an iconic part of #Kakadu National Park, famous for its dramatic 200 metre high cliffs and thundering waterfalls. With the creeks and falls slowly drying up, the area can now be visited by four wheel drive 🚗 The 2km return walk into the heart of the gorge takes you through monsoon forest and over boulders to a deep plunge pool and family-friendly sandy pool, all surrounded by this spectacular stone escarpment 🙌  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @huntingforparadise! #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu

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