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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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We've struck gold with this sunrise at Yellow Water Billabong! 🌅  If this spectacular display doesn't immediately convince you to pack your bags for #Kakadu National Park, then the plethora of native wildlife, ancient landscapes and fascinating Aboriginal culture surely will! Canopied boats will steer you through the tranquil waters, where you'll see saltwater crocodiles, sea eagles, whistling ducks and buffalo across the floodplain. Cruises depart daily from Cooinda Lodge and run for 90 or 120 minutes. We definitely recommend the sunrise or sunset tours 👌 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@shall.be.better!  ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu

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Set in the towering escarpment country of #Kakadu National Park, they say Jim Jim Falls is so nice that they named it twice 😜 Boasting a sheer 200m drop, crystal clear waters and a white sandy beach, Jim Jim offers one of the most unique swimming experiences in @Australia. In the dry season the falls stop running and you can hike into the heart of the gorge and sit in the shadow of these spectacular cliffs. The 2 kilometre return walk is graded as moderately difficult, but rest assured, you'll be well rewarded for your efforts! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@nickwillox.  ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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If you're visiting #Kakadu National Park and looking to cool off amongst some pretty epic surrounds, Maguk Gorge ticks this box and then some! Waterfall-fed, deep and clear as glass, the emerald plunge pool is surrounded by towering gorge walls. Found in the southern region of the park, Maguk is very unique - it's one of the only waterfalls in the area that flows while there's no rain. Access by a four wheel drive-only road and a 1 kilometre rocky trek keep the crowds in check, making Maguk a true Kakadu jewel. Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @allorajoan! ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Start the day aboard a Yellow Water Cruise with @KakaduTourism in #Kakadu National Park, and watch the wetlands come to life as the sun rises. Surrounded by a lush tropical billabong and an abundance of native wildlife, you'll feel instantly relaxed 💛 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @hils.thrills. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #DoKakadu #SeeKakadu

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G'day from Motor Car Falls! 🤠 ​If you're searching for an adventure off the beaten track, look no further than the Yurmikmik Walks! Located in the southern region of #Kakadu National Park, the trail system is second to none, with four walks to choose from depending on your level. The main trail might require a bit of effort but it's well worth the 7.5 kilometre return hike to Motor Car Falls. Fast forward a few months and this hidden gem will be in full tropical summer flow when the park's larger falls tend to be inaccessible. Take some time to cool off in the emerald pool or relax in the shaded area surrounded by monsoon forest - you might just have it all to yourself! Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @alice.bowden. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Just what the doctor ordered... a healthy dose of vitamin-NT 👌 Welcome to Moline Rockhole, one of #Kakadu National Park's best kept secrets. This little piece of swimming paradise is best visited during the dry season (May-September) and is a choice spot if you don't like sharing. ​Luck out and you may find yourself wading into the vibrant green pool and swimming under the falls with nothing but bird calls for company. ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @katrina_ashleighh. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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Escaping from #winter like... 😜 While much of @Australia greets the first day of winter with woolly scarves, here in @TourismTopEnd we're still in our swimmers and shorts 👙 This spectacular throwback was captured by @_tribeofsix_ at one of #Kakadu National Park's lesser known gems, Maguk Gorge. Don't worry, the warm weather and beautiful swimming spots will still be waiting for you once its safe to travel again, but in the meantime, we'll try and send some balmy temperatures your way... here's looking at you, @visitmelbourne! Brrr! ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@_tribeofsix_. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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Keeping your wanderlust alive, one photo at a time 💚 ​Anyone else appreciating the small things, like watching the sun go down, just a little bit more at this time? One of our favourite NT sunset spots is Ubirr, overlooking the wetlands and rocky escarpments, in #Kakadu National Park. We're quietly counting down the days till we can go back and take in this view... 🌅 Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, ​@_danieltran_. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd

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When you google 'paradise', Gunlom Falls in #Kakadu National Park is surely the first thing that pops up! If we could pick a spot to be right now, this would certainly be it 🙌 ​Cheers for tagging #NTaustralia, @ktconway26. ​#SeeAustralia #TourismTopEnd #SeeKakadu

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