Kakadu National Park


Kakadu National Park.

Kakadu – what an amazing place.

Sue Caine's photo.

The scenery along the Kakadu Highway is constantly changing, from totally burnt out areas to huge rocky outcrops to lush green palms. Our destination today was Jabiru, some 281 kilometres from Katherine which we reached just after lunch which still left tbe afternoon to explore. East Alligator River & crossing was our first stop. There were a few crazy people on the crossing fishing in full view of the crocs in the river!! Had a walk around then drove over the crossing into Arnhem Land, turned around and came back before heading for Ubirr. There is a 1 klm circular track that took us past some fascinating Aboriginal Rock art on rock faces & caves. Kakadu’s rock art represents one of the longest historical record of any group of people in the world & tells of the Creation Ancestors, the Rainbow Serpent being one of the most important.

Sue Caine's photo.

She created passages through rocks and formed waterholes & a whole lot more. After we completed the walk we climbed the 250 metres over rocks to the top of the rocky lookout with stunning views over the Nadab floodplains. This is where we sat with 100s of others to watch the beautiful sunset. Magic


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