Kakadu’s modern tourism origins owe a vast amount to former Crocodile Hunter, Tom Opitz, and his ‘English Rose’ wife, Judy Opitz, who opened a store on the banks of Jim Jim Creek in 1964.
Kakadu has been on our ‘bucket list’ for many years, we thought what better way to begin summer holidays than to escape the cold weather and head to the Top End of Australia.
After living in Darwin for numerous years, my partner and I finally made it out to Kakadu for a long weekend! Gunlom has been on my list of places to visit since moving to Darwin and seeing the movie Crocodile Dundee many years ago!
Its coming into that wonderful time of the season when major attractions are opening!
My wife and I visited Kakadu in January 2013, this was our third time there in the past three years.
We set off early afternoon from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda heading towards Gubara in search of the famous Leichhardt’s grasshopper that we had heard so much about!
Waking up in the Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn was a different experience this Christmas! The pillow menu made it hard for me to make it down to for breakfast!
A group of us set off at about 04:30 from Gagudju Lodge Cooinda heading to Ubirr rock in Kakadu National Park.
After recess on Wednesday out class hopped on the school bus with Andy Ralph as our driver. We listened to the Nabalek Band music on the way.
The Funeral for one of our Traditional Owners and Board Member will take place Friday 3rd August, as a mark of respect Yellow Water Cruises and Yellow Water Fishing will not be operated on that day.
Its that time of the year again…. Twin Falls is officially open! Gagudju Adventure Tours will be going to Jim Jim and Twin Falls Daily