Kakadu National Park is located 170 km south east of Darwin, Northern Territory's state capitol. Darwin's airport services both international and domestic flights and is a staging point for those who wish to join a prearranged tour or self drive to this spectacular and famous landmark of Australia.
Staying in the Kakadu region is a dream as there is accommodation for every type of traveler. From wilderness safari lodges, resorts and hotels, motels, cabins, cottages, backpackers and hostels to caravan and camping sites, there's definitely a style that will suit you.
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The World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park is a whopping 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), which is about half the size of Switzerland. The park contains a multitude of diverse and vibrant habitats, from estuaries, rivers, woodlands and wetlands to rugged gorges and rocky escarpments. One of the richest National Parks in Australia, about 74 species of mammals, 117 species of reptile, including the Salt Water Crocodile, and around a third of the bird species of Australia can be seen here. The environment is as pristine as it gets; Kakadu is considered as one of the most weed free national parks on the planet.
Not just a mecca for flora and fauna, Kakadu is famous for it's cultural significance as well. Having been continuously occupied by Aboriginal people for at least 40.000 years, there are more than 5000 known rock art sites which document their life and spiritual culture over the millennia. The traditional owners enjoy sharing their lives and stories with visitors to this wondrous place.
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