Kakadu Highlights

Protected area in the Northern Territory located 171 Kilometres southeast from Darwin, Territory’s capital. Covering 19,804 square Kilometres which is about the size of Slovenia. If you are unsure how big that country is, it is about one third the size of Tasmania or half the size of Switzerland.

Art Site Ubirr
Art Site Ubirr

Rock painting is a very skillful talent among the aboriginals, and not done just by anyone it takes great talent to paint. Some symbolic paintings done; Hunting animals is painted to symbolic and increase the abundance and ensure a successful hunt. Paintings that tell a story that ones learn from is associated with creation ancestors who gave shape to the world. Other images such as the Rainbow Serpent creating the landscape as well as mischievous mimi spirits and the story of the Namarrgarn sisters. Aboriginal rock can be highlight complexed and linked to many other fascinating stories.

Ancestral Art
Ancestral Art

Kakadu is a weed less National Park and home to many, approximately 1700 plant species, such as the water lilies (lotus flower)  found abound of the national park. Able to cope with the extreme heat and long dry season the northern territory as to offer and commonly found in the floodplains.

Lotus Flower
Lotus Flower

Also can be found and seen during the Yellow Water Billabong cruise, where it is also the home of many salt water crocodiles. Fish species, Barramundi and  1700 plant species along with wild horses, pigs and Jabiru Birds.

Saltwater crocodiles
Saltwater crocodiles

Although the rivers are called East Alligator River, West and South Alligator River – There are actually no alligators found in the Northern Territory and the reason they got their name, Alligator River simply by the mistake of considering a crocodile for a Alligator.

Kakadu the UNESCO world heritage site is made up of three stages, accordingly to when they were discovered. Stage one was founded in 1981, stage two founded in 1987 and lastly the stage three and last part making Kakadu the world heritage site was discovered in 1992 making it the size of 19,804 square kilometres today.

Apart of the size and stages, Kakadu region has six seasons:

1) Gunumeleng – Mid October to late December which is considered the pre monsoon storm season with having hot weather and building thunderstorms in the afternoons.

2) Gudjeuk – January to March which is monsoon season with thunderstorms and heavy rains and flooding.

3) Banggerreng – April “knock em down storm” where floodwater recede but violent windy storms.

4) Yekke – May to mid June when it is relatively cool with low humidity.

5) Wurrgeng – Mid June to Mid August, cold weather season with low humidity where creeks stop flowing and quickly dry out.

6) Gurrung – Mid August to Mid October is the hot dry weather.

Kakadu Region Six Seasons
Kakadu Region Six Seasons

With the many periods and seasons, between monsoon rain and long dry spells mean that Kakadu can change its appearance according to the season – A place that deserves more than one visit.

Ubirr - Gorgeous views, worth the climb!
Ubirr – Gorgeous views, worth the climb!

Complimentary Tour In regards of Rydges Darwin Airport Resort

and AAT Kings / Aussie Adventure Small Group Touring

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s