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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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Many people say that #Kakadu National Park is best visited during the calm and cloudless dry season, but with scenes like this, we're wondering if they're wrong 😍 The wet season months bring surprise, adventure and new life to the region and Motor Car Falls is no exception. This hidden gem comes to life during the tropical summer and is well worth the 7.5km (return) walk through fluorescent green landscape 🌱 Surrounded by lush monsoon forest, the falls are part of the Yurmikmik Walks in the southern part of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jarradseng!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Oh #Kakadu, you sure do know how to put on a show 😍 @SeeKakadu is the largest national park in @Australia, covering almost 20,000 square kilometres. This timeless landscape has been home to Aboriginal people for more than 65,000 years. Many of the park's local tour companies are run by Aboriginal guides whose ancestors have lived in the regions for thousands of years. Whether it be a boat cruise or guided walk through country, we highly recommend joining a cultural tour while you're in Kakadu. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia,! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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#Kakadu's waterfalls not only reflect the majesty of this world-heritage listed national park, they also capture the region's dramatic seasonal change. One of Kakadu’s biggest waterfalls, Twin Falls has a split cascade that plunges from a 150 metre high cliff face into a deep pool. In the dry season, the waterfall slows to a trickle and you can walk right to the base of the imposing escarpment. While it might not be accessible at the moment, a scenic flight is a great way to see the falls in full flow while taking in the park's vast landscape 👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jarradseng!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Ubirr (pronounced oo-bir, with a short ‘oo’) is home to some of #Kakadu National 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, the lookout at Ubirr is the ultimate place to sit back and take in the changing colours of the surrounding landscape at #sunset. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @huntingforparadise 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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It's not hard to see why Yellow Water Billabong is one of #Kakadu National Park's most iconic spots for sunset 😍 @KakaduTourism's Yellow Water Cruises' take you on a discovery tour through the rich wildlife, dramatic scenery and ever-changing landscape of the world-famous billabong. The cruises run multiple times a day, winding their way through distinct ecosystems of Yellow Water Billabong and tributaries of the South Alligator River. While sunrise and sunset are the most popular, some people take more than one cruise during their stay to see the changes in the wildlife at different times of the day! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Hang on, we're just dimming the lights a little at one of #Kakadu National Park's best sunset spots, Ubirr Rock. There you go... the ultimate afternoon show 👌 The East Alligator region, including Ubirr, is scheduled to re-open early next month after a particularly wet tropical summer. If you're visiting the park, this is one spot you won't want to miss with some of the world's best aboriginal rock art found here! The 1km circuit walk passes several fascinating sites and leads up to this stunning lookout over the Nadab floodplain 😍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @raejmartens! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Now, this a sight for sore eyes! Gunlom Plunge Pool, we've missed you 😘 With the wet season still underway, many of our favourite #Kakadu attractions are inaccessible... but, we're starting the countdown early! At this stage, Gunlom is scheduled to open in late May. So folks, it's time to start planning your @TourismTopEnd trip for mid year 😉 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia,! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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With water cascading into the gorgeous emerald green plunge pool surrounded by high cliffs and tropical monsoon forest, it's hard not to be bowled over by the beauty of Motor Car Falls 💚 The one-hour walk to the Falls means its often overlooked by those seeking better known and easier to access #Kakadu waterfalls, so it has become a favourite among travellers willing to explore a little further. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @lifeintransitblog!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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You can't visit #Kakadu National Park without seeing one of its most famous cascades, Twin Falls 😍 The falls really thunder in the wet season roughly between December and May when the only way you can see them is on a scenic flight, but during the drier months (mid-year) you can rock-hop your way across super-sized boulders to the plunge pool at the base of the falls. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @territorymama! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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