Kakadu National Park is the unforgettable Australian experience. Go beyond the simple tourism experience and explore one of the world’s greatest nature reserves and World Heritage Area listed for its cultural and natural heritage. The name Kakadu is derived from the Gagudju speaking people, a language spoken in the park until the turn of the 20th century.
Kakadu National Park offers visitors an assortment of experiences. Being one of the largest national parks in the world, be prepared to plan in advance because the distances between some of the main attractions can take even Australians by surprise.
Kakadu has been home to Australia’s Indigenous people for some 50,000 years tending the land and creating a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
The park is home to some of the oldest artworks on the planet. These rock artworks tell the story of the oldest living culture on the planet with galleries found across the parklands. These sheltered rock formations have protected these artworks for thousands of years opening a window into Australia’s distant past, and stories across the millennia.
Kakadu is perhaps known best for its wildlife as one of the largest nature reserves in the world and the largest in Australia. Kakadu is most famous for its crocodiles from their appearance in ‘Crocodile Dundee’ there are thousands of plant and animal species existing in the park. With wetlands teeming with fish perfect for fishing experiences to hundreds of bird species making it a bird watches paradise. Few reserves offer such an authentic and diverse natural heritage.
At the heart of the Kakadu experience is the fully-Indigenous owned operations. These modern caretakers inherited the land from their forefathers and are now sharing their ancestral knowledge to provide an authentic base to those who want to explore in this ancient land.