Kakadu National Park and Mary River National Park

Our day begins with a lengthy drive from Darwin to Kakadu National Park.  Along the walk to Ubirr we have the good fortune to view Aboriginal Rock Art – this rock art in Kadadu represents one of the longest historical records of any group of people in the world.  These sites tell of the Creation Ancestors and the changes in the landscape over thousands of years.  Below are images of turtle and thylocine.

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Ubirr is within the East Alligator River region of the park and the climb to the top of the rock is absolutely worth the views.

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After lunch break we drive on for two hours to the Mary River National Park and board a wetlands cruise.  Mary River National Park offers lush wetlands, freshwater billabongs, paperbark and monsoon forests.  The wetlands are home to a vast variety of bird life and Australia’s largest saltwater crocodiles.

The more impressive birds are a Jabiru

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and a white bellied sea eagle.

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We were treated to repeated sightings of freshwater crocodiles and

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some very large saltwater crocs.

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