25 September

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

One of the most epic spots Australia, the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is THE place if you love abit of nature and unreal views. The park is covered by rivers, sandstone ridges and wetlands. This place is one of Aussie’s natural treasures and here you’ll find a huge species of plant and animal life – we’re talking more than a 1,000 different species. Just three hours away from Darwin, Kakadu offers plenty of activities from bush walks, cruises along the river, bird watching, swimming under waterfalls and so much more. If you´re still unsure what to do first at Kakadu, read on for our tips!

Visit the ancient shelters in Nourlangie

An interesting part about Kakadu National Park is its famed Nourlangie rock. The rock is a massive draw to the park and has definitely been the catalyst for its World Heritage category listing of ‘outstanding cultural value’. The awe inspiring rock paintings are the only evidence of a culture which thrived more than 20,000 years ago. The walk around the rock is a little over 1km and takes travellers on a visual tour through its outdoor museum. The museum is home to artifacts, paintings and you’ll learn all about the history and culture – we’re ALL about responsible travelling RatPackers, get to know where you are and take in the history! For the best view of Nourlangie rock during November and May head out to Anbangbang Billabong which is close by.

Learn about the art of Australia’s first settlers in Ubirr

Another epic site for rock art is Ubirr in Kakadu. It’s also the oldest site once occupied by Australia’s first people and its open to the public. If you’re into rock art then you are in for a treat and can it be accessed by approaching the Northern area of the park.

Swim in the Gunlom plunge rock pool

Gunlom is a beaut rock pool found right above the cliffs of Kakadu on Waterfall Creek and became famous thanks to the aussie classic 1986 film ‘Crocodile Dundee.’ There’s also the 2km walk on your return where an infinity –edge pool can be found right at the top of the falls – you don’t need fancy hotels for an infinity pool, natures doing its thing! The view from here is unreal, tag us in those pics yewwwwwww.

Photo Credit – Charlie AKA Pocket Trailblazer {check out her YouTube channel!}

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