Kakadu National Park is located 171 kilometers from the city of Darwin. This park has an area of 19,804 square kilometers. Kakadu National Park is the largest national park in Australia. It is extending from the mountains to the coast. Inside, there is a landscape that consists of slopes, wetlands, cascading waterfalls, abundant bird species as well as the rich history of Aboriginal culture.
With an area of almost 20,000 square kilometers, Kakadu National Park has become a natural habitat for a variety of plants and animals endemic and rare in Australia. Some rare endemic plants that can only be found here for example is Eucalyptus koolpinensis. Here, you can find various types of water lily plants are beautiful, like a water lily blue, yellow, and white snow. The national park is also home to endemic species such as the black wallaroos, kangaroo Antilopine, rock-wallaby with short ears, a black neck crane, and much more. Not only that, this area has also been inhabited by a traditional population of Bininj Mungguy for more than 50 thousand years. This makes this park as one of the world heritage sites.
Do not forget to enjoy the origin of Aboriginal sculpture, while you’re here. This place became the location of a collection of Aboriginal rock art in the world. Do not forget to see the cracks of stone carved by Dreamtime ancestors at Nourlangie Rock and some examples of the most beautiful X-ray art in the world at Ubirr Rock.
Moreover, in Kakadu National Park, you can walk along the East Alligator River in Aboriginal cultural tour or paddling a canoe to the “Twin Falls” waterfall which was very amazing. In Kakadu, each season has a different menu.
Different season, panorama presented will also be different. Here you can enjoy the view of the close, in the course of travel bushland, lakes or rivers. Enjoy views of the beautiful lotus flower to prehistoric crocodiles. Believe me, Kakadu National Park is full of treasures waiting for you to explore!
The charm and uniqueness of Kakadu as an ancient cultural heritage has been recognized worldwide. Since 1981, this place has been listed as World Heritage. Then in 2011, Koongarra also included within the Kakadu National Park. Extensive areas of the largest National Parks in Australia are expected to protect the value of culture and heritage. So that it can continue to be enjoyed by future generations.