While you have probably seen countless images and videos that showcase the natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s Kakadu National Park, there is nothing like actually seeing it with your own two eyes. Australia’s largest National Park shelters a variety of habitats and wildlife, rugged escarpments, lush rainforest, cascading waterfalls, sparkling waterholes, and stunning rock art galleries that are around 50,000 years old. Since there are hundreds of square kilometres of park to explore, the following are the main areas you absolutely must experience while visiting.
South Alligator Area
The main thing that people come to see in the South Alligator Area is the Mamukala wetlands. About 65 kilometres into the park you will see a short track that leads to an observation area on the edge of the wetlands. The best time to visit this area is towards the end of the dry season (September and October), because many birds will be congregating. There are a few walks you can do around the area, such as the Gu-ngarre walk that takes you through woodland, monsoonal forest and along the edge of the Anggardbal billabong.