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Are you one of the 200,000 people planning to venture through Kakadu National Park this year?

If so, you came to the right place!

Kakadu is famous for many things. Natural beauty, hiking, camping, and as a UNESCO World Heritage site. But none more so than its wildlife!

The park is home to around 60 species of mammals, including wombats and possums. And you can experience iconic Australian wildlife from saltwater crocs to wallabies.

The area is even home to endangered and rare species.

If you want to uncover more about the wildlife living here and where you can find them, read on until the end!


Reptiles in Kakadu National Park

Saltwater crocodiles are arguably the scariest creatures on this list. And to make things more frightening, saltwater crocs are larger than freshwater ones. They can grow up to a whopping 7 meters long!

They hide along the shallow ends of water. They are ready to hunt for anything unfortunate enough to cross their sight. We suggest staying 5 meters from the river and taking a Yellow Water cruise if you plan to see one.

Snakes might be the second most terrifying wildlife on the list. Some include deaf adders, king browns, and one of the most feared snakes, the water python.

There are also plenty of turtles to be found here. Flatback and pig-nosed turtles are among the most popular. Pig-nosed are hard to find. But from June to August, you can spot them on the sand laying their eggs.


Mammals in Kakadu National Park

Almost all visitors to the national park are most excited to see the mammals here. There are around 60 species living and hiding throughout the 19,804km² of the dense landscape. 

There are well-known mammals such as wombats and wallabies. But there are also lesser seen dingoes and bandicoots.

Once you stroll through any trail here, you'll come across plenty of creatures!


Birds in Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a haven for birdwatchers! There are almost 300 species of birds here, a third of Australia's species. 

They range from birds found throughout the nation to endangered species. But birdwatchers will be particularly interested in the rare Red Goshawk. They spend the majority of their time beneath the canopy and build their nests near a water source.

In the dry season, you can head to Yellow Water and observe herons, egrets, ibises, and spoonbills. During the wet season, look for flocks of magpie geese, plumed whistling ducks, and many more.

If you're lucky enough to visit in September or October, you can experience Bird Week, a celebration of the fantastic collection of birds here.


Experience Iconic Australian Wildlife From Saltwater Crocs to Wallabies

No matter what time of the year you visit the animals of Kakadu, you'll have a unique experience. Whether it's the dry or the wet season, you can experience iconic Australian wildlife, from saltwater crocs to wallabies. 

Now you know the wildlife of Kakadu. And what you might come across. So all that's left is to book your Kakadu wildlife packages and start planning an adventure of a lifetime!

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