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"Fogg Dam Bird Sanctuary" Top 5 Page for this destination Kakadu National Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by ATXtraveler

Kakadu National Park Off The Beaten Path: 49 reviews and 113 photos


On your way from Darwin to Kakadu, you will likely be taking the Arnhem Highway. On the way out, there will be signs to turn off to Fogg Dam, which is a 1950's irrigation project which is now the host to one of the largest bird resting places in the dry season. This is a bird watcher's absolute dream, as many different types of birds are constantly in motion here. There is enough water here for egrets, storks, and jabiru. There are plenty of insects and animals to get bee-eaters and smaller birds. There are also plenty of rodents and animals for the eagles and hawks. Overall, you will be guarenteed to see plenty of fauna to make this side trip worth it.

When you enter the area, there will be a couple paved roads for you to stay on with the occassional turn off to park your vehicle off the road. Depending on when you go, you likely will not see another car. While we were out here, we saw one other group of birdwatchers, and an additional set of tourists, which I found very relaxing.

There is no cost for this drive.


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  • Written Apr 18, 2008
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