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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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Take to the air and witness the magic of #Kakadu National Park 🚁 The complexity of this diverse landscape becomes an epic eruption of colour and life as you fly over world-famous wetlands, mighty floodplains, and on to the ancient sandstone plateaus of Arnhem Land. Helicopter and fixed-wing flights operate in both wet and dry seasons, departing from #Darwin and within Kakadu (Cooinda and Jabiru). Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@jasoncharleshill! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Nature enthusiasts everywhere, Yellow Water Billabong in #Kakadu National Park is calling your name! 💚 Take a cruise with @KakaduTourism and you'll instantly feel like you've stepped back in time. The sheer serenity is unlike anything else 🙌 The national park is a haven for wildlife with one third of @Australia’s bird species found in Kakadu. You'll also spot crocodiles in their natural habitat and buffalo on the floodplains, so keep your camera ready! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia @jonny.melon.  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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If you're visiting #Kakadu National Park and looking to cool off amongst some pretty speccy surrounds, Maguk Gorge ticks this box and then some! Waterfall-fed, deep and clear as glass, the emerald plunge pool is surrounded by towering gorge walls. Found in the southern region of the park, Maguk is very unique...it's one of the only waterfalls in the area that flows while there's no rain. Access by a four wheel drive-only road and a 1 kilometre rocky trek keep the crowds in check, making Maguk a true Kakadu jewel. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@daphnedevries.nl! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Are we looking at a scene from the #LionKing? Nah mate, its #Kakadu National Park! 😜 @powershala recently visited the NT's version of Pride Rock, aka Ubirr, located in the East Alligator region of the park. Ubirr is home to some of the world's most outstanding rock art and is an area steeped in Aboriginal culture and tradition. The 1 kilometre 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 visit at sunset and take in the changing colours of the surrounding landscape 🙌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, Max and Faye!​ ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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'Winter' in the Top End is looking pretty darn good, particularly when it's all endless sunshine, lush tropical bush land and an array of incredible swimming spots 🙌 Gunlom Falls is located in the southern part of #Kakadu National Park 👉 it's roughly a two kilometre return climb to the infinity-style plunge pool at the top of the escarpment, but it's well worth the effort! The views are breathtaking and the water is crystal clear, making it the ultimate spot for a hang-out sesh in the sun ☀️ To get to this piece of paradise, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended, however you can always jump on a tour with @kakadutourism or @wayoutbackaus if you don't have access to one.  Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @bennygamlin! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Pro tip: Stare deeply at this photo and feel the serenity start to sink in 🙏 You’ll need a four-wheel drive vehicle and sensible shoes to reach Jurassic Park-esque Jim Jim Falls in #Kakadu National Park, which opens conditionally during the dry season but doesn’t always boast flowing water. The 50 kilometre unsealed road to the falls can be quite bumpy and is followed by a 2 kilometre return scramble over boulders. You'll emerge from cool forest to a stunning emerald pool in the shadows of 200 metre-high cliffs...arguably Jim Jim's key highlight! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @nath_lew. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Camping in #Kakadu is pretty stellar! ✨ The World Heritage-listed national park spans over 20,000 kilometres and no matter where you pitch your tent, you will be star struck by what a sky without light pollution looks like! If #glamping is more your style, check out @kakadutourism's new Dreaming @ HomeBillabong glamping village, located at Cooinda Lodge. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @aurelienrob ! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Gunlom is where you’ll find one of #Kakadu National Park's biggest draw cards: a seasonal waterfall that cascades 100 metres from the top of an escarpment into a pristine plunge pool 💦 While the upper pools seem to net most of the glory, at least in terms of reputation, the lower swimming hole is just as special. This iconic swimming spot was made famous by the film ‘#CrocodileDundee’! If you're staying over at the popular camping area (not far from the waterfall), you'll appreciate the facilities such as the solar-powered hot showers. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @alice.bowden! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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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 is now open for the dry season 🙌 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'll be rewarded with a deep plunge pool and family-friendly beach pool when you get there, all surrounded by dramatic Jurassic Park-style scenery. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @amani_hawai! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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