The Kakadu National Park is positioned in the Northern Territory of Australia and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. It is most definitely a “must see” site if you are travelling to Australia’s tropical regions.
A visit to the Kakadu National Park not only involves appreciation of tropical habitats and wild life but also the understanding of the Aboriginal culture and sightseeing of spectacular sceneries. You will also get a chance to see ancient rock art, and do a lot of adventurous activities like climbing and swimming magnificent waterfalls. A visit to this part of the region will surely be one that you will remember forever.
The area is about 20,000 square kilometres in size and is the only national park in the world that protects the entire catchment area of a major river system, which is the South Alligator River. The habitats are perhaps, the most incredible feature of the Kakadu National Park. It includes stone plateau, forest woodland, monsoon rainforest, open savannah-like flood plains with billabong dots, mangrove-fringed estuaries, and even the coastal beaches of the Arafura Sea.
Due to the vastness and diversity of the national park, there are over 1000 plant species, over one-third of all kinds of birds species, and a quarter of all the freshwater fish species in Australia. In addition to that, there are several kinds of reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and thousands of insect species.
The Aborigines have lived in the Kakadu area for about twenty-five thousand years to fifty thousand years. This is also the longest and continuous surviving human culture in the world. The Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage site which has been listed for both cultural and natural reasons. There are about 200,000 visitors a year, making it an incredibly popular and world famous national park. It is extremely acclaimed for its adventurous surroundings.
The best time to visit this national park is from June to August. The weather is pleasant and most suitable for a vacation. If you are the adventurous type, there are excellent camping facilities available in the national park. A trip to this region will surely memorable.