A tour through Kakadu National Park is as much about the world's oldest living Indigenous Art and Culture as about crocodiles, barramundi and jabiru in a wild spectacular landscape.
The Park entrance is about an hour and a half's drive from Darwin and Kakadu covers more than 20,000 square kilometers.
It is the largest tropical river system contained within a national park anywhere in the world.
If you are traveling from Darwin by road do not expect to see more than a cursory glance in a single day. It is possible, but many people who try to do this are a bit disappointed and really miss the essence of this ancient untamed land. After all if you spend as much as five or six hours driving, there is not much time left to really see and understand Kakadu.
If at all possible, try to allow a 2 or 3 day visit and make the most of the excellent visitor information facilities in the park. This land and it's people can take you to the beginning of time if you search.
This is a land of extremes - massive storms and miles of flooded country in the wet season, dry creeks and bushfires in the dry season. Each is an experience in itself, however if you can only visit once, the best time is probably the early dry season around late April to early June.
And there can be no argument that the best way to see the park is from the air. Regular flights from Jabiru and Cooinda are available and worth every dollar.
Kakadu National Park is introducing park entry pass for visitors
from 1 April 2010.
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