It is the tapestry of great ecosystems that creates the beauty of Kakadu. Sandstone escarpments shaped by an incomprehensible time span; monsoon forests and flood plains; great rivers journey serpentine to the sea; stunningly beautiful billabongs and lagoons are richly clad in a profusion of colour by glorious water lilies and edged by pandanas and paper bark trees; birds of every size, every hue and every song; fearsome crocodiles on the mudslides of billabongs; Aboriginal artwork painted on rock cave walls. This place is creation in its wonderful diversity… This place is Kakadu.
Skirt Francis Bay on Darwin Harbour and head out on Tiger Brennan Drive. Look for massive road trains. Head east on Arnhem Hwy passing through Humpty Doo. Cross Marrakai Wetlands and over Adelaide River – home to native birdlife and crocodiles. Top end outback bush – Eucalypts, palms and termite mounds. Kakadu National Park on the South Alligator River – a vast pristine wetland and bush land habitat with significant Aboriginal culture. Enjoy a tropical buffet lunch in Cooinda with cold meats, salad and fruit. Take a guided cruise on Yellow Water Billabong. Look for crocodiles, brolgas, magpie geese and kytes. Take in the serenity and beauty that nature offers in the kakadu wetlands. Guided walk to Noulangie Rock and see ancient Aboriginal rock art. Warradjan Aboriginal Centre – be introduced to their way of life.
Meeting/pick-up point: Transit Centre 67 Mitchell Street (Corner of Peel Street).
Duration: 13 hours.
Start/opening time: At 6.30am.
Others: Includes Kakadu National Park entry fee