Probably the most interesting tourist
attraction in Australia is the Kakadu National Park, located
in the country’s Northern Territory.
It can be found around
171 kilometer on the southeast side of Darwin. Covering an
area of 4,894,000 acres of land, or 1,980,400 hectares, this
vast land serves as a natural habitat for a lot of wild
plants and animals.
This vastly diverse and abundant
wildlife, of both flora and fauna, is what attracts tourists
from all over the world. Its ethereal landscape is just but
an icing on the cake such as the incredible gorges and
waterfalls found within the park.
To name a few, there’s Gunlom, Maguk, Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls.
The wide array of flowers and plants found in this park
never cease to amaze visitors. Kakadu’s collection includes
the Freshwater Mangrove, the Allosyncarpia, the Tropical
Banksia, the Red-flowered Kurrajong,
the Green Plum, the
Turkey Bush, the Kapok Bush, the Native Ginger, the Cooktown
Ironwood, Darwin Woollybutt, the Banyan, Fern-leafed
Grevillea, Beach Hibiscus,
Sand Palm, Silver-leafed Paperbark or Gun-god, Red Lily, Blue Lily, Water Pandanus,
Sandstone Pandanus, Spiral Pandanus, Spear Grass, Billy Goat
Plum, and Yellow Bladderwort.
Kakadu National Park is also a treasure chest of many
Australian Aboriginal rock art. You can also find there the
popular sites of Ubirr and Nourlangie, which are the most
often visited parts of the Park. The region is also
well-known to bird watchers as it is the most
perfect place in all Australia to watch birds. Here, you can find most of
Australia’s interesting bird species—around 30 percent of
all the species are here. For the lovers of the wilds, they
can enjoy sightings of saltwater crocodiles, swimming in the
East Alligator River and the Yellow Water River.
|These water beasts are so common here, that’s
why visitors are advised to take utmost care when
roaming around the park.
also abound in Kakadu’s waters so they also allow
recreational fishing for those interested.
of the park will find the trip convenient as there
are a number of accommodations to choose from just
in the nearby town of Jabiru.
are more than adequate to cater to everything a
Basic services such as police and
service station, medical clinic and shopping outlets
are accessible within the vicinity.
There are also
camping areas for those who really want to experience the
wilderness. But for those who don’t want to let go of some
comfort such as toilet and shower rooms, there are
commercial camping sites with such facilities and they only
charge minimal fees.