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Kakadu & Surrounds

Map showing the Kakadu and Surrounds region in the NT

Cascading waterfalls, rugged escarpments, aboriginal rock art, giant crocodiles and exotic bird life. Kakadu National Park will change how you see the world. Experience the magic of this ancient land which is only a few hours from Darwin.

There's plenty to do in Kakadu. With a World Heritage-listed national park as your playground, the options are endless, and so are the views. Walk through a pristine wilderness brimming with wildlife or take a river cruise and spot the world's largest reptile.

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No filter needed here, the view from Ubirr is nothing short of incredible 😍 It's not hard to see why its one of #Kakadu National Park's must-see sites! Ubirr's rock art tells stories dating back thousands of generations and it's repeatedly been named as one of the most spectacular spots to watch the sun set in the world! Follow the walking track past fascinating aboriginal rock art sites before ascending to a rocky lookout with superb views over the Nadab floodplain. During the dry season, rangers provide informative talks about the area’s aboriginal art and culture. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @la_vie_en_oz! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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If you're after a real adventure, look no further than the Yurmikmik Walks! Located in the southern region of #Kakadu National Park, the bush walking trails are second to none, particularly in the wet season. The main and most popular walk might be long but it's well worth the 7.5km return hike to Motor Car Falls 💦 While the last 10 minutes of the walk is a scramble over rocks, you'll find yourself following the sound of cool water cascading over the rock face... there's nothing better than knowing you get to enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of a long walk! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @chelseytolhurst 👍 #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Ubirr is one of the many places in #Kakadu National Park that truly feels like a land that time forgot ✨ With a number of Aboriginal rock art sites that date back thousands of years and a wild landscape of wholly untouched floodplains and escarpments, you'll feel like you've entered another world! This magnificent spot re-opened a couple of weeks ago and is looking as lush as ever after a particularly rainy wet season. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @luke.brookman! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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G'day from Nourlangie (Burrungkuy) in #Kakadu National Park! Here you’ll find some of the world’s oldest and most impressive rock art. The 1.5 km walk takes you on a visual journey through time to an outdoor cultural museum where paintings, shelters and artefacts document life in the region from 20,000 years ago to the first contact with European explorers. For impressive views of the Arnhem Land escarpment with its sandstone cliffs and expansive savannah woodlands, follow the trail up to Gunwarddehwardde Lookout 👍 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @elainedcb! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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G'day from Motor Car Falls 👋 Talk about an epic spot to spend a Sunday 😍 This wet season hidden gem, located deep in #Kakadu National Park, is looking mighty fine after months of rainfall. Part of the Yurmikmik Walks and surrounded by lush monsoon forest, the falls are a 7.5km (return) walk from the car park. Don't be put off by the distance though...this little piece of paradise is well worth the effort👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @mezzylife_mummylife! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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#Kakadu National Park is a natural wonderland – 20,000 square kilometres of outdoor adventure, aboriginal culture, dramatic vistas and unhurried days 💚 You'll see world-class rock art, walk through pristine bushland and learn about the oldest living culture on Earth. With so many out-of-this-world sights to take in, we guarantee you'll walk away feeling different after visiting this ancient region. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @godzilla_travel! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Looking for a new adventure that'll take you through World-Heritage listed monsoon forest, towering stone escarpments and waterfalls worth chasing? #Kakadu National Park's Jim Jim Falls has you covered 👌 We're (semi) patiently waiting for this iconic attraction to become accessible again after a particularly rainy wet season 👉 mark the middle of May in your calendars, folks! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @sawyseure! #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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Talk about mesmerising! The colossal Jim Jim Falls is #Kakadu National Park's biggest waterfall 🙏 During the wet season heavy rains fall across the region, submerging vast tracts of land and fueling these massive falls. Jim Jim can only be seen at this time by air 🚁 It's definitely a sight that's set to take your breath away 👉 complete with towering stone escarpments and crazy volumes of water crashing into the gorge below. If this isn't bucket list worthy, we don't know what is! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @melissafindley. #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Many people say that #Kakadu National Park is best visited during the calm and cloudless dry season, but with scenes like this, we're wondering if they're wrong 😍 The wet season months bring surprise, adventure and new life to the region and Motor Car Falls is no exception. This hidden gem comes to life during the tropical summer and is well worth the 7.5km (return) walk through fluorescent green landscape 🌱 Surrounded by lush monsoon forest, the falls are part of the Yurmikmik Walks in the southern part of the park. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @jarradseng!  #SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu #DoKakadu

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