You haven’t explored the wonders of Australia unless you have experienced Kakadu National reserve. You may hear this name interchanges with the formal name of Gagudju. That is because Kakadu is the nickname for Gagudju region, that has become accepted as the real name of the reserve
This reserve is like no other, it incorporates all the parts of great Australia that make it a true adventure. The weather is hot and at times rainy, so be prepared for the true Australian outback experience.
The nature reserve spans nearly 20,000 square kilometres, and incorporates major landforms, hills and basins as well as floodplains, lowlands, tidal waves, stone country, estuaries and the famous outliers. The geography here also includes four major river systems: The South Alligator, East Alligator, West Alligator and the Wildman rivers (The names alone should say it all). The vast wildlife includes over 300 animal species and over 1000 different plant species.
This is why Gagudja is the ultimate Australian adventure- it has everything and Gagudju Dreaming helps you get the most of your Australian adventure.
There are a number of activities tours as well as accommodation for all types of adventures, including family tours,
The main tourist activities are the
· Yellow Water Cruises
The Yellow Water Billabong is one of the most exciting wetlands in Kakadu. It includes floodplains and those exciting backwater swamps wetlands and river channels. These tours will give you a detailed guide of the entire wetland-in a safe environment, of course. Let’s not forget that these wetlands are filled with crocodiles, snakes and other scary creatures. You will get to see all this exciting scenery and wildlife, in the comfort and safety of a tour boat, under the supervision of a professional.
· Yellow Water Fishing
When in Australia, you want that rough outback experience, you want to feel like crocodile Dundee. What better way than fishing for the well-known and popular Barramundi fish in the billabong. These fishing expeditions are 3 hours each and an professional fishing guide will teach you all the techniques you need to be that real outback survivor. What’s more, the tour provides all the gear you need-just bring yourself and a sense of adventure.
· Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tours
This is by far one of the most beautiful off-road tours of Kakadu if you want to experience the true beauty of Australia. The swimming holes, escarpments and waterfalls of Kakadu are all included in this tour. You do have to be reasonably fit and healthy though. There will be a lot of climbing and walking, so make sure you’re good to go.
· Yellow Water Under the Stars Cruise
If you think Kakadu is beautiful during the day, you have to see it at night. This is a enchanting night cruise under the stars on a glistening waterway.
When you’re done with the outdoor adventures, why not soak in some culture with the Warradjan Cultural Centre, and learn about ancient Aboriginal culture, through artwork and Aboriginal traditional land owners telling their stories.
There is plenty of accommodation in Kakadu, for all sorts of visits, be it families, retirees, adventure groups, and couples.
Some great lodges include the:
· Kakadu Crocodile Hotel,
· Cooinda Lodge
· Yellow Water Camping – if you brave enough to rough it, then camping will just wrap up that true Australian adventure
So don’t be scared to get out of your comfort zone and explore the magic, adventure and outdoor spirit of Kakadu with Gagudju Dreaming.