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Wednesday, 06 March 2013 11:00

A different side to Kakadu…

Guest – Bruce

My wife and I visited Kakadu in January 2013, this was our third time there in the past three years.

We usually visit Kakadu in July/August and visit the beautiful waterfalls that are open in the park. This year, we wanted to see something new and had heard that the wet season provided a completely different Kakadu experience – and we certainly weren’t disappointed!

As we drove from Darwin to Kakadu we instantly saw a difference in the surroundings, the trees and surrounding landscapes were greener than we’d ever seen. We arrived at Gagudju Lodge Cooinda, and although we’ve done the Yellow Water Cruise numerous times before, decided to do a sunset cruise. Right from the get go it was a unique experience, we usually get the shuttle from outside reception but as the carpark was flooded we had to embark from Home Billabong!

Despite taking the cruise before, our experience this time was completely different. We saw numerous baby crocodiles and their defensive mothers and the birdlife and fauna was just incredible!

The next day we traveled to the Mamukala Wetlands. Last year when we were here we saw thousands of magpie geese flying overhead. This visit we saw beautiful wetlands and with the storm rolling in it made for some fantastic pictures. We also seen some birds that we’d never seen before.

All in all visiting Kakadu during the wet did not disappoint, it was fantastic and I’d highly recommend it!