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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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Escaping from #winter like... 😜 While much of @Australia greets the first day of winter with woolly scarves, here in @TourismTopEnd we're still in our swimmers and shorts 👙 This spectacular throwback was captured by @_tribeofsix_ at one of #Kakadu National Park's lesser known gems, Maguk Gorge. Don't worry, the warm weather and beautiful swimming spots will still be waiting for you once its safe to travel again, but in the meantime, we'll try and send some balmy temperatures your way... here's looking at you, @visitmelbourne! Brrr! ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@_tribeofsix_. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Keeping your wanderlust alive, one photo at a time 💚 ​Anyone else appreciating the small things, like watching the sun go down, just a little bit more at this time? One of our favourite NT sunset spots is Ubirr, overlooking the wetlands and rocky escarpments, in #Kakadu National Park. We're quietly counting down the days till we can go back and take in this view... 🌅 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@_danieltran_. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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When you google 'paradise', Gunlom Falls in #Kakadu National Park is surely the first thing that pops up! If we could pick a spot to be right now, this would certainly be it 🙌 ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ktconway26. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Who else is putting together a list of future must-see places? ✋🙋‍♂️ Well be sure to add Moline Rockhole in #Kakadu National Park! This hidden gem is one of the park's prettiest swimming spots. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @powershala. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Relax, unwind and let your troubles float away with this spectacular throwback from Maguk Gorge in #Kakadu National Park 💚 While we're all waiting to travel again, why not watch the ultimate classic movie, #CrocodileDundee, for some Kakadu trip inspo! 🤠 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @maya_gypsy. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Take your pick of screensaver-worthy views in #Kakadu National Park! There's no such thing as a bad angle at Nawurlandja lookout, especially at sunrise. A 30 minute drive south of the region's main township, Jabiru, will find you clambering up a relatively steep rock slope where you'll have world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock (Burrungkuy) and the #ArnhemLand escarpment. Talk about starting the day on a high! 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@_danieltran_. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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💦 Waterfall season is here! Jim Jim Falls is officially flowing again 🙌 During the tropical summer heavy rains fall across #Kakadu National Park, submerging vast tracts of land and fuelling many of the region's favourite falls. Jim Jim can only be seen at this time from the air 🚁 If you've ventured to the base of the falls 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, ​@tassiegrammer. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #HolidayHereThisYear

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It's easy to see why they call it Yellow Water Billabong! 💛 If this spectacular sunset doesn't immediately convince you to pack your bags for #Kakadu National Park, then the plethora of native wildlife, ancient landscapes and fascinating Aboriginal culture surely will! Cruises operate from sunrise to sunset, winding their way through the distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. Keep an eye out for one of @TourismTopEnd's most famous animals, the saltwater crocodile! 📸 ​These spectacular wetlands are just minutes from Cooinda Lodge; a great base to explore the southern region of the park. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @imlukemackenzie! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu #HolidayHereThisYear

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Heaven is a place in #Kakadu National Park 🙌 The Yurmikmik Walks, in the southern region of @SeeKakadu, are a series of interconnected walking trails that provide a wet and wild experience, particularly over the tropical summer. If you don’t fancy the longer hikes, Boulder Creek is a 2 kilometre return walk where you might find banded fruit doves and spangled drongos (birds!). Water cascades into small rock pools within the gorge where you can take a break and enjoy the pretty woodland surrounds 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bertnol! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu.

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