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NOTE: ON 24 APRIL 2006 THIS AREA WAS HIT BY CYCLONE MONICA. MOST DAMAGE HAS NOW (2008) BLENDED BACK INTO THE BUSH.

SO, THERE ARE STILL THE TELLTALE SIGNS AROUND, BUT FOR THE MOST PART EVERYTHING IS AS NORMAL.


Kakadu covers an area of around 20,000 square kms comprised of a wide variety of environments, from sandstone plateau, escarpment, tropical woodlands, floodplains, estuaries and coastline.

Although the name Kakadu conjures up notions of wilderness, it does have a population of some 2,000 people and two bitumenised highways. The people are, however, mainly concentrated in the town of Jabiru.

On these pages, as travelogues and tips, I'll take you on a tour of some of the well known and iconic places in Kakadu, as well as some of those that are more remote and little known.

Also I'll include photos of some the smaller and often un-noticed things that can be seen by those with an eye for detail.

So far the tips include the places listed below. If you're only wanting info on a specific site rather than browsing, the links will take you directly to the tips you want (you may have to scroll down the page a bit):
Bowali Visitor Information Centre
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Mamukala Wetlands
Jarrangbarnmi (Koolpin Gorge)
Bilkbilkmi (Graveside Gorge)
Waldak Irmbal (West Alligator Head)
Nawulandja (Little Nourlangie)
Ubirr Art Site

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Common inhabitant of coastal sand dunes in Kakadu.

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Kakadu is famous for its rock art. This is a sorcery painting along the Bardedjelidji trail.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Window to culture and nature
  • Cons:need for a lot of time to see it all
  • In a nutshell:Don't believe all you hear, see for yourself.
  • Intro Updated Jan 14, 2008
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  • AlbuqRay's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2010 at 8:20 AM

    Zig, I am starting to study for my trip. Thanks for the interesting tips on KNP! I am looking forward to meeting all of you. I need to write you an email too.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2008 at 2:09 AM

    Excellent page Zig!xlnt pics around Kakadu and thanks for interesting info. that last river crossing pic in yr W & D's is rather scarey!(&I lived in the outback for a few yrs!)Must get to Kakadu one day!

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jun 16, 2008 at 5:30 AM

    very interesting and helpful tips to prepare our next trip to Australia You did a goodjob Thank you!!! Gracias!!!

  • adelaidean's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    I want to come back!

  • rosie235's Profile Photo
    May 30, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Zig, thank you so very much for creating such an awesome itinerary for us. This trip was definitely a life changing experience for me and I have so much to thank you for. I have learnt so much from you. Defiitely a once in a life time experience.

  • Tripack's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2008 at 5:10 AM

    Definitively should go back DownUnder to discover this cultural and natural paradise! Been twice in AU, but always short of time to go to Kakadu. Thanks for the virtual visit and will keep in mind your warnings... Have a great Darwin Survivor trip!

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2008 at 8:40 AM

    This was a place that I found fascinating - loved it!... your pages are great and bring it all back. Must get some time to post some pictures. Hope that the clearing up is going OK - thinking about you all

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2007 at 9:30 PM

    this pages are a haven for adventure traveller. are those tracks of alligator / croc? very nicely done tips. hats off!

  • Igraine's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 1:45 AM

    Looks fab.

  • allikat's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2007 at 10:25 PM

    Delayed the traffic fun for a peek at some of your info. Back soon to see the rest - some amazing stuff here.

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