Kakadu is like no other place we have ever been to. The scenery is spectacular, the landscapes are vast and there is a wealth of Indigenous history.
A lot of people we spoke to said that Litchfield National Park is better than Kakadu but it is so different, you can’t compare the two. Litchfield was awesome, with waterfalls and swimming holes you could park close by, whereas Kakadu has untouched wilderness, views you can see for kilometers, Estuarine (Saltwater) Crocs, loads of billabongs and hikes to get to a waterhole/waterfall.
We spent a week exploring Kakadu and I took lots of photo’s:
When we got back to the carpark (with only 4 cars in the whole carpark) a car had parked so close to us we have no idea how they got out.
We were parked next to a tree with a very healthy family of green ants. They totally invaded our mat. The day we left Esther didn’t eat all her egg for breakfast and Dan threw a piece to the base of the tree, this was the result. I was impressed.
Green Ants taking Esthers breakfast!
Then just before we left, look where they had transported it to!
One of the benefits of warm weather is making a mess outside!
Yellow River Cruise Wildlife:
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For those who are currently travelling and want to visit: We preferred swimming at Maguk, than Gunlom and the views at Gunlom over Maguk. It was mid August and the water at Gunlom was a little stagnant compared to Maguk. Also the drive to Maguk was only 10km off the beaten track compared to approx 30km to get to Gunlom.
Museums: There is an Aboriginal Cultural Centre near Cooinda that has interactive displays and well worth the time to visit.