Consisting of approximately 20,000 square kilometers, Kakadu National Park is the largest National Park, not just of the Northern Territory, but of Australia. Kakadu also has the important distinction of being on the World Heritage List for both its Natural & Cultural importance.
Kakadu stretches more than 200km south from the coast and 100kms from east to west, with the main entrance, along a bitumen road 153km east of Darwin. It encompasses a variety of superb landscapes with seasonal plummeting waterfalls, ancient sandstone formations and an air of untouched beauty.
There are several Aboriginal settlements in the Park and about one-third of the park rangers are Aboriginal people. Enclosed by the park, but not part of it, are a few tracts of land designated for other purposes – principally uranium-mining leases in the North-East.
The northern portion of the East Alligator River and then a geographical straight line provides the park with it’s easternmost boundary, and separates the park from Arnhem Land a large tract of separate park land solely Aboriginal owned. A permit is required for entry into this wilderness area.
Attractions within the park are wide and varied ranging from world famous boat cruises, interpretive centres, prolific bird life viewing and of course Aboriginal rock art viewing of which there are many thousands of separate sites. Two of the finest collections can be found in the Galleries at Ubirr & Nourlangie Rocks
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