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Yekke season - it's a great time to visit Darwin & Kakadu

Yekke season - it's a great time to visit Darwin & Kakadu

Posted on 28 May, 2020 in Kakadu

Distant smoke haze hovers over the ocean as the sun sets to create bands of firey reds and oranges. The Territory is home to daily stunning sunsets, but the annual ‘burn offs’ in May & June make these extra special evening skies potentially one of the best times to visit Darwin. Nature dictates the beginning...

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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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