Kakadu National Park is considered to be one of the world's natural marvels; attracting more than 230,000 visitors per year.
Listed as a World Heritage site due to its flora, fauna and cultural significance; Kakadu in size is approximately 20,000 km's square, 2/3 the size of Belgium or Poland and is the third largest National Park in the world. It is the only national park to contain an entire river system within its boundaries; known as the South Alligator River. Three primary landscapes divide Kakadu into seven plant communities which accommodate about 2000 different species of plants overall. The are more than 10,000 species of insects, 280 species of birds, 117 species of reptiles, 60 species of mammals and 53 different species of fresh water fish.
The indigenous Australians are the traditional owners who live in Kakadu National Park and have done so for more than 40,000 years. This is evident by the thousands of rock art paintings/carvings and dreamtime stories and legends that record the creation of the landscape and history of the inhabitants from pre-estaurine periods up to 20th century European settlement. The Aboriginal people are the original ancient hunters and gatherers who still live a semi-traditional lifestyle and play an integral role in land conservation and the management of this vast and intriguing wilderness. Kakadu National Park is a three hours' drive east of Darwin and is one of the most sort after national parks in Australia.
All Kakadu National Park Tours
offer a wide range of activities such as hiking, swimming, canoeing, 4WDing and exploring. As well as teaching visitors about Aboriginal culture, wildlife and the natural environment; these Kakadu tours will take you on an adventure you will never forget! All Kakadu tours mentioned in this website are locally operated companies who provide small group adventures of 9 - 16 people. They are Australian owned and have great reputations.