KAKADU NATIONAL PARK
The Kakadu experience is enhanced by visitor when the aboriginal aspect is concurrently embraced with the natural and visual experience. Upon our return next year after our sortie in to Kakadu this year we can clearly note that a minimum of seven days is required to optimize the experience. Either the wet or dry seasons offer the full package
Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 1,980,400 ha extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or nearly half the size of Switzerland. This park is big and a flight over the park is necessary to get a feel for what really is out there.
Jabiru the ‘capitol’ of KAKADU, is owned as freehold by the Director of National Parks and Wildlife, from which a head lease, is held by the Jabiru Town Development Authority (JTDA). The JTDA subleases to the mining company, government agencies and private business. The head lease expires in 2021 and is expected to be re-negotiated.
Cooinda is the other main accommodation hub.