Kakadu National Park Index.
Kakadu National Park can be reached by etheir turning onto the Kakadu
Highway just north of Pine Creek
( Note: Pine Creek is 226kms from Darwin. ) or the Arnhem Highway
which is fully sealed and begins in Darwin`s rural area and is 257
kms away from Darwin. The park covers a total area of 20,000 square
kilometres. The main features of the park are the wet lands, the spectacular
escarpment country with spectacular waterfalls cascading over the
edge and the extensive collection of Aboriginal rock art. The park
has a diverse range of flora and forna with more than 60 species of
mamals, 289 species of birds and 132 species of reptiles, 25 different
species of frogs, and an estimated 10,000 species of insects as well
as many more different species of fish. There is many places to go
bushwalking, fishing, photography, birdwatching, four wheel driving,
camping and sight seeing in the park.
More than a third of the Top End`s plant life is represented in Kakadu
through the 160 plant species. On the flood plains, the water lily
- covered billabongs are stunning which attract vast flocks of birds
for the majority of the year. When the wet seasion begins between
November and March Kakadu presents a totally different scenery. Kakadu
National Park was declared a World Heritage area for its out standing
cultral and natural values. The park includes one of the finest and
most extensive collections of rock art in the world, a reminder of
the Aboriginal people`s long association with the land.