Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park ranges between 93 and 167 miles (by road) to the east of Darwin. This huge park which covers 7,700 square miles in the Alligator Rivers region, has a wealth of wildlife that inhabits four major landscape features: tidal flats, floodplains, lowlands, and plateau. Sandstone escarpments with spectacular waterfalls mark the southern and eastern edge of the Arnham Land plateau. Massive unspoiled waterways, floodplains, and billabongs swell with runoff during the wet season and teem with fishes and crocodiles. Tidal communities, sedgelands, swamp forests, grasslands, eucalyptus woodlands, rainforests, and heathlands are all found within the Kakadu National Park. Such habitat diversity houses over 1500 species of plants, 50 mammal species, 275 bird species, 25 frog species and at least 60 different species of fishes.
A treasure trove of Aboriginal rock paintings can be seen on the rugged cliff faces of Nourlangic Rock. Aboriginals have inhabited this area for at least 25,000 years. Some of the scenes from the 1986 movie, Crocodile Dundee, were shot within the Kakadu National Park.You may also be interested in outback