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.

The Ranger Uranium Mine, which is located in the park is one of the most productive Uranium mines in the world, is contained within the park.

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.

Recreational facilities include the Jabiru town lake (picnic areas and barbecues), freshwater and fishing.

Cooinda is the other main accommodation hub.

We can’t wait to get back.

Diary notes

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course