Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Experience a world-class national park with an escape to Kakadu and Arnhem Land
Three hours east of Darwin, Kakadu National Park is a network of waterfalls, escarpments, Indigenous rock art, wetlands and tempting waterholes. The World Heritage-listed Kakadu – Australia’s largest national park – is a must-visit for any visitor to the Top End.
It would be easy to spend several days within the park and you could emerge at the end still not having seen or discovered everything. But what better excuse to book in a return visit, right? First-timers to Kakadu can make a start by checking off some big-ticket items – and for that be sure to pack your swimmers and walking shoes.
Ubirr sits within the East Alligator section of Kakadu and is famous for its rock art. Take a seat at the top of a formation for a front-row seat to a spectacular sunset. Yellow Water Billabong is located at the heart of the park and is where visitors can catch a glimpse of wildlife that have become engrained into Kakadu’s identity. Think crocodiles sunning on the banks, buffalo grazing in the floodplains and eagles hunting for their next meal. Cruises operate daily along the waterway, and you can choose between sunrise, sunset or day time excursions.
Jim Jim Falls can be found in the southern section of the national park. These famous falls are accessible by a one-kilometre walk through a monsoon forest. Scramble over the final boulder to be rewarded with the sight of deep plunge pool, fed by cascading water tumbling over the edge of 150-metre high cliffs. When it’s time to cool off with a dip, look towards Gunlom Plunge Pool.
To see Kakadu from a vantage point few get to enjoy, arrange a scenic flight across the park. Continue further east through Kakadu to reach Arnhem Land, a place of unspoilt wilderness, spiritual significance and rich Indigenous culture. Dry season (April to September) sees the most visitors, and wilderness lodges are a popular accommodation option. Those wanting to sleep under the stars can do so at a number of secluded camping spots.
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