Kakadu National Park: Northern Territory
This huge park of exceptional beauty is located in
Australia's tropical north. It extends from the sandstone escarpments of Arnhem
Land in the east, and south almost to Katherine Gorge. Three major rivers flow
through Kakadu. Visitors are drawn by the park's incredibly rich assortment of
flora and fauna , reptiles(including the giant, dangerous saltwater crocodile.
Kakadu is a treasure chest of archaeological and rock art sites, some dating
back to the Ice Age Aborigines have lived in Kakadu for at least 25,000 years
making the park one of the few World Heritage sites to be listed for both
natural and cultural reasons.Young Aborigines are trained as rangers and guides.
Kakadu. June to September is the main tourist season. Visiting
during the "wet" season (December to March), is difficult because although the
park is green and bountiful with wildflowers and birds, many of the tracks are
flooded and inaccessible. Kakadu during the "dry", wildlife is concentrated in
large numbers around the water holes. The Parks and Wildlife Service conducts
free talks, walks, and slide shows for independent travellers. Walking tracks
vary in length and grade, and pass through woodlands, wetland, and monsoon
rainforests. Other activities are boating, fishing, scenic flights.
accommodation within the park ranges from a four-star hotel shaped like a
crocodile, to motels , and camping grounds.