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​Yurmikmik Walks: a Kakadu wet season favourite

​Yurmikmik Walks: a Kakadu wet season favourite

Posted on 19 October, 2019 in Wet Season, Kakadu, Hiking

The four interconnected trails traversing Kakadu National Park’s southern Yurmikmik region are not for the faint-hearted, especially in the heat of the wet season. There is one shorter 30 minute walk but the rest are much longer and more difficult. Accessible all year ‘round, these trails are most enjoyable in the ​wet season when the creeks, plunge pools and waterfalls have been topped up by the tropical summer rains. So, if monsoon rainforest-lined paths, secluded swimming holes and woodland wildlife spotting sound good to you, read on to find out more about Yurmikmik Walks, which are possibly one of Kakadu’s best-kept secrets (and an essential part of any Kakadu wet season itinerary!)...

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​Nanguluwur: discovering one of Kakadu’s best-kept secrets

​Nanguluwur: discovering one of Kakadu’s best-kept secrets

Posted on 03 September, 2019 in Rock Art, Kakadu

Nestled among the woodland in Kakadu Natio​nal Park, near the more popular and busier ancient Aboriginal occupation site of Nou​rlangie, Nanguluwur is a smaller natural rock art gallery boasting some fantastic examples of art depicting the first contact with non-Aboriginal people. The beauty of visiting a rock art site like Nanguluwur, which is off the beaten tourist track, is that the odds of having the place all to yourself are extremely good. Read on to hear more about one of Kakadu’s best-kept secrets...

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​Which is the best Yellow Water Cruise?

​Which is the best Yellow Water Cruise?

Posted on 14 August, 2019 in Kakadu, Top End Locations, Birdwatching, Wildlife

Cruises on Kakadu National Park’s Yellow Water Billabong are ridiculously popular, and for good reason – these wetlands boast at least 60 bird species, including majestic sea eagles, dancing Brolgas and graceful Jabirus. Yellow Water Cruises can get wild, with crocodiles asserting their position at the top of the food chain among sleepy water buffalo and galloping wild brumbies. There’s always so much to see on a cruise; the trouble is knowing which time of the day is best to experience this natural wonder. Read on for our insider tips...

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When is the best time to visit Kakadu?

When is the best time to visit Kakadu?

Posted on 24 July, 2019 in Kakadu, Tours, Wet Season, Top End Locations

The timing of your Kakadu tour will have a massive impact on what you see and experience in Australia’s largest National Park, where the landscapes are entirely dictated by the seasons. To non-Aboriginal people, there are two main seasons in the Northern Territory’s Top End region, where Kakadu is located: the wet and the dry. Not a fan of the heat? The dry is probably the best time of the year to head to Kakadu for you. Prefer solitude? Travel to Kakadu in the wet and it’ll feel like you have this grand expanse all to yourself. Although we think any time is a great time to visit the park, we’ve weighed up the pros and cons of each season for you below to help you plan your trip to Kakadu...

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Mamukala Wetlands: a wildlife lover’s delight

Mamukala Wetlands: a wildlife lover’s delight

Posted on 19 July, 2019 in Birdwatching, Kakadu, Top End Locations, Wildlife

​Just inside the boundary of ​Kakadu National Park​ after you’ve crossed the South Alligator River, you’ll find Mamukala Wetlands; one of Kakadu’s most scenic attractions. You don’t have to be a twitcher or a photographer to enjoy the remarkable birdlife spotting opportunities available at Mamukala Wetlands. The sheer number and variety of bird species – one third of Australian bird species to be exact – populating the wetland is simply astounding. Read on to find out more...

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