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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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Looking for a new adventure that'll see you exploring World-Heritage listed monsoon forest, towering stone escarpments and inviting plunge pools? Jim Jim Falls in #Kakadu National Park has got you sorted! This well known part of the park, famous for its astonishing cliffs and thundering waterfalls, can be reached by a 2 kilometre return walking trail. While the track is graded as moderately difficult and involves scrambling over large boulders in some parts, you're rewarded with a deep plunge pool and family-friendly beach pool when you get there, all surrounded by dramatic 200 metre cliffs. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @auscheftraveler! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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#Kakadu National Park's Maguk Gorge is special for many reasons... just ask @powershala who recently ventured up to its lesser known top pools! An hour south of Cooinda Lodge, Maguk requires a four-wheel drive to access, but once you're there it's just a one-kilometre walk to the main waterfall set in an immense stone amphitheatre. If you're a keen adventurer, you can choose not to cross the river along the main trail and remain on the left bank to climb above the falls where you'll find these magnificent smaller plunge pools with incredible views 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Max and Faye! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Watching sunset should be a mandatory activity in #Kakadu National Park - they're way too good to miss, hey @turquoiselane_shop! There are a number of well known places within the park to watch the daily afternoon show, however Nawurlandja Lookout has to be one of our favourites 👉 after a short clamber up a steep rock slope you'll have world-class views across Anbangbang Billabong to Nourlangie Rock (Burrungkuy) and the #ArnhemLand escarpment. This peaceful spot is great for sitting back and taking in the changing colours at the end of the day or watching dramatic storms roll in during the tropical summer. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Suzie! #SeeAustralia #DoKakadu #SeeKakadu

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"Swamps, sunsets and salties!" @bradleuephotography perfectly sums up some of our favourite parts of @KakaduTourism's Yellow Water Cruise 🙌 Operating year round, the tour will take you on a journey through the region's wetlands where you'll discover an abundance of wildlife, dramatic scenery and an ever-changing landscape. This week @TripAdvisor rated the billabong boat cruise and #Kakadu National Park as the MOST popular travel experience in @Australia... with scenes like this, it's not hard to see why!  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Brad 👍 #SeeAustralia #DoKakadu

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Located in the southern end of #Kakadu National Park, Maguk Gorge is pretty unique - it's one of the only waterfalls in #Kakadu National Park that flows while there is no rain. After a 1 kilometre walk through monsoon forest and along a creek, you'll come to a large clear plunge pool... but for maximum wow factor and Insta jealous followers, make like @_aswewander and hike up above the falls where you'll find a series of smaller plunge pools with amazing views. You can thank us later! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Luke and Jess 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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It's #WorldRangerDay and we'd like to say a big thank you to our mates at @ParksAustralia and #NTParksandWildlife for their ongoing work across the Territory. From Litchfield and Nitmiluk to Watarrka and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park's, the NT is home to diverse natural beauty. @goldykilner recently captured this striking photo at Gunlom Plunge Pool, one of #Kakadu National Park's most spectacular attractions. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Josh! #SeeAustralia

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No guessing why THIS is the most photographed lookout in #Kakadu National Park! Ubirr (pronounced oo-bir, with a short ‘oo’) is home to some of the park's most famous rock art and is an area steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. With 360 degree views of the floodplains and rocky escarpment, it's the ultimate spot to watch the sun go down. Many people will tell you that the view and feeling of this place is so much better than any photo could capture but we reckon @jasonvanmiert did a pretty good job 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Jason! #SeeAustralia #SeeKakadu #TourismTopEnd

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An emerald pool, screened by pandanus palms, misted by a waterfall and circled by some of the oldest rocks in the world is the prize for those who make the one-kilometre trek through Maguk's monsoon forest. Located in the southern end of #Kakadu National Park, Maguk Gorge is very unique... it is one of the only waterfalls in the park that flows while there is no rain 💦 The plunge pool is deep and clear, so don't forget to bring your snorkel and goggles! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @clarerayner! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Impressive from the bottom but breathtaking from the top, this is a hike with a difference. Wander up the rocky track to the top of Gunlom Falls and be rewarded with spectacular plunge pools that have been billed as nature's finest infinity pool. Complete with epic vistas over #Kakadu National Park, you're guaranteed Instaworthy shots aplenty 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @all.about.adventure! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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