With some of Australia’s most expansive panoramas, impressive people and breathtaking wilderness, there’s no shortage of photo opportunities in the Northern Territory’s Top End. We’ve pulled together a list of eight of the most photographable spots in Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula, all covered in our six-day photography tour hosted by renowned landscape and portrait photographer, Alan Barker.
1. Corroboree Billabong
Home to one of the most highly concentrated saltwater crocodile populations in the world, you’ll have no troubles snapping a shot of these ancient predators from the safety of a cruise boat.
2. Nourlangie Rock
One of Kakadu’s biggest attractions, a tour of this ancient rock art site offers the opportunity to photograph occupation sites thought to be 20,000 years old, as well as to capture the impressive vistas of the surrounding escarpment.
3. Nawurlandja Lookout
Territory sunrises and sunsets offer the kind of light that’s a photographer’s dream, and Narwurlandja certainly puts on a show. With sweeping views across Anbangbang Billabong, Nourlangie Rock and the Arnhem Land escarpment, there’s no shortage of landscape and wildlife photography opportunities here.
Grab your goggles, snorkel and waterproof camera and take your shoot underwater. Snap pics of the aquatic life as you float around the plunge pool at the foot of Barramundi Falls.
5. Injalak Hill
Accessible to the public through only a handful of approved tour operators, Injalak Hill is one of the world’s most significant Aboriginal rock art and occupation sites. Aim your lens at the x-ray style art, with paintings layered on top of one another by ancestors over 8000 years.
6. Garig Gunak Barlu National Park (Cobourg Peninsula)
The iconic orange cliffs of the Cobourg Peninsula are a site to behold at sunset. During the day the Northern Territory’s largest marine park (Garig Gunak Barlu) offers an array of marine-life photography opportunities, with saltwater crocodiles, turtles, dolphins, sharks and manta rays all calling this place home.
7. Victoria Settlement ruins
These ruins are a reminder of the tough times experienced by the north’s first white settlers, who first landed at Port Essington in 1838 and disbanded in 1849.
Ubirr is another of Kakadu’s most popular attractions, and for good reason. Capture the isolation and sheer magnitude of the park from the peak and join guided rock art interpretations.
Our next photography tour of Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula will run in May 2020, giving experienced and amateur photographers the chance to learn all the tricks of the trade from your host, Alan Barker.
To find out more, contact us on 08 8927 5500 or at [email protected].