Friday, August 28, 2020

Kakadu Australia National Park - which takes us from surprise to surprise

You are a nature lover and adventure lover, Kakadu National Park is your paradise.

Introduction to Kakadu National Park

Kakadu Australia National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers region, southeast of Darwin city , capital of the Northern Territory, 170km north of the city and about 60km northeast.

The area of Kakadu National Park is 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), spanning nearly 200 km north-south and 100 km east-west. It's about the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania , or almost half the size of Switzerland . Kakadu is the language of the Gagudju people, one of three Aboriginal languages ​​spoken in the Northern Territory in the early years of the twentieth century.
Today, the Kakadu region is also considered one of the largest production uranium mines in the world, as large as Belgium . This is the largest national park with all the elements of an explosive mixture of coktail. Australian authorities believe that the Ranger, Jabilika and Koongarra mines in the Kakadu National Park have been zoned since the early 1970s, before the park was established (1979).
Kakadu National Park Australia has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCOin three phases: phase 1 in 1981, phase 2 in 1987 and the entire park in 1992. And it is the largest tourist wonder in the country.  So, traveling to Australia to visit Darwin without going to the mysterious Kakadu National Park is a waste of the trip.

Diverse flora and fauna of Kakadu National Park

For a long time, Kakadu National Park is known for its rich fauna and flora with crocodile swamps, picturesque waterfalls, or the Nourlangie and Ubirr rocky mountains with its distinctive drawings. Aboriginal people, depicting nature and people.
This place is selected as the "home" of more than 290 bird species, 60 mammal species, 120 reptile species, 25 amphibian species, more than 10,500 different species of insects and more than one third of the typical flora. The state converges in Kakadu with 1,600 different plant species. Once you arrive at this national park, visitors will surely have a very unique experience and will definitely never forget.
Besides, Kakadu National Park is also famous for having the most crocodile species in the world living here, as well as the "endless legends" about them. Due to the nature and soil, there are two species of crocodile, including freshwater crocodile and brackish water crocodile. Freshwater fish are easy to see because their snout is smaller and only a row of four sharp spikes sticking up right behind the head. The brackish water crocodile has no spines on the back and the muzzle is also larger. Freshwater crocodile only maximum 3 m long while the same brackish water has children up to 6 m long. 
In addition, Kakadu National Park is also home to species such as kangaroo, wallaby dingo, some rodents and poisonous snakes.
In particular, the culture here was born 50,000 years ago, that is, at the time when the oldest known humans appeared on this continent. At present , Kakadu National Park has about 550 aboriginal people living with more than 5,000 stone paintings depicting the first inhabitants to live in Australia, making Kakadu the largest concentration of stone sculpture in the world.

Interesting activities at Kakadu National Park

Walking in Kakadu National Park Australia

Hiking is one of the experiences you should try when coming to Kakadu Australia National Park to truly immerse yourself in the wild nature at Australia's most beautiful gardens. Or climb to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of the surrounding area. This is also the perfect stopover to watch the sunset.
You can wander around the world's top rock art area to admire the area's rich fauna. Typical examples are fish, waterfowl, clams, kangaroos, salamanders, porcupine fur animals. Each piece represents one of the oldest historical records of the world's tribes. 
Alternatively, if you walk along the Gubarra Road over the cliffs you will go to the monsoon forests or the wetlands on Bubba Road to see the surrounding wild pandas, trees and lotuses. You can also walk on a trail that follows the river or a small lake of this land to the top of the waterfall to get a glimpse of the impressive "water-ink painting" of Kakadu National Park.

Immerse yourself in the cool waters of the swimming pools

To go to the Gunlom swimming pool located on the famous Kakadu cliffs . You can walk about 2km to the infinity pool at the top of the waterfall. And you will feel like you are swimming in the edge of the universe, feeling "Yomost" is not spoken out loud. 
And if you go to the natural swimming pool in Manguk (also known as the Barramundi Gorge) located at the southern end of Kakadu National Park , you will enjoy a back massage at the foot of the waterfall. Then climb to the top of the waterfall and take a dip in the natural swimming pool. 

Yellow Water Billabong Cruise

The most famous of the Kakadu National Park are crocodiles and you can see them firsthand in this area. When sailing on the Yellow River , the golden water surface, the waves like honey, visitors will have the opportunity to see the tiny crocodiles playing in the water, they protrude beautiful little snout. on the water. Far on the shore are large crocodiles, up to 3m long, sleeping. 
Another great thing for you to experience the Yellow Water Billabong cruise is to admire the beauty of about 180 species of Australian birds along with kangaroos, wild horses and buffalo living around the channels in the golden space. of sunset, the feeling will be extremely "enchanted" there.

Join an aerial tour to see the full beauty of the wild and majestic here

Visitors can experience the diverse color changes of nature and climate here by looking down from the plane, it will certainly be a dream journey for anyone who is passionate about traveling. 
At this time, you will see Kakadu National Park not only has a wild beauty but also shows a very feminine, graceful image of Jim Jim waterfall - one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls in Australia. Jim Jim Falls is located among the bushes and surrounded by towering cliffs. With the waterfall falling from a height of more than 250m, Jim Jim appears like a giant, soft, but equally strong, fierce white silk strip in the wild nature of Kakadu that makes everyone look fascinated. 

Camp overnight

Moreover, visitors can choose some ideal camping destinations within the Kakadu National Park grounds such as Jabiru, Cooinda and Southern Alligator or at the Koolpin Gorge or Arnhem Land slope foot to feel a delight in the midst of heaven.

How to move to Kakadu National Park

If traveling in groups you can choose bus travel alone or with friends, you can go by car so you can be proactive about the time and location of stops, exploring national parks of Kakadu .

The right time to visit Kakadu National Park

Weather in Kakadu has 6 distinct seasons. From December to March is the Gudjewg monsoon season with cascading waterfalls and bright flashes of lightning. Between August and September is the period of dry and hot Gurrung weather. Season Banggerreng season melaleuca trees blossom and the small lakes in the country with immense bird April. 
June and August Wurrgeng season with pleasant cold weather in clear blue skies. The natural scenery changes clearly with each season of the year. So, you can visit Kakadu National Park any time of the year and will feel its poetic beauty.
Hopefully, the above sharing can help you accumulate a lot of valuable experiences for your upcoming Kakadu National Park tour.

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