We made a lifetime of memories in Kakadu National Park. It’s a very spiritual place and we found a real connection with it during our stay. It’s easy to forget the outside world while you are in Kakadu, surrounded by raw nature. It’s a place where good things happen. You appreciate everything more and it makes you feel alive.We spent a few nights camping beneath the stars in the beautiful bushland. We cooked dinner over the campfire and we watched countless shooting stars.
Here are some of the highlights from our time spent in the amazing Kakadu National Park
Ubirr is a group of rock formations, home to Aboriginal rock paintings that are thousands of years old. We spent hours admiring the stories that the rocks tell followed by the panoramic sunset on the top of Ubirr rock over the Nadab floodplain.
Our favourite waterhole in the park. We hiked to the top of the escarpment admiring views over the base of the falls. The top is a truly unique place with several crystal clear swimming holes and tiering waterfalls reached by swimming through towering cliffs. The bottom is just as special with a huge pool engulfed by soaring vibrant rock walls. Swimming out to the falls is a must! It was so nice to take the time to chill and cool down after a big hike.
JIM JIM FALLS
Climbing over boulders and rocks to reach the base of the falls was well worth the effort when we arrived at the beautiful sandy beach and clear water of Jim Jim Falls. We took some time to explore the area and visited the deep plunge pool.
We took a boat ride through the gorge of Twin Falls, we were blown away by the colours of the cliffs. We then hiked to the base of the falls and had the place to ourselves. Similar to Jim Jim, Twin Falls also has a sandy beach where we took a seat and admired the falls! We took a climb on the rocks at the left hand side of the falls for a closer view.
EAST ALLIGATOR RIVER
We took a trip on Guluyambi Cultural Cruise along the East Alligator River. Learning about the Aboriginal culture and way of life from the local guides was a beautiful and educational experience. We were lucky to see so many crocodiles on this day. Our guide invited us to step onto the sacred Aboriginal Arnhemland. It was a rare and special opportunity.