Tag Archive | Kakadu

Kakadu: Ubirr rock art

 

 

 

 

Ubirr is one of the best places to see the flora and fauna of Northern Territory.  There are more than 5,000 discovered rock art sites, containing some of the oldest rock art in the world.  It is believed there are many more thousands of sites that haven’t been discovered.  They may never be discovered by white man either.

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Kakadu: Crocodile Hotel

I have always wanted to stay in this crocodile-shaped hotel in the town of Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. I didn’t think I would ever stay there, I thought it was too expensive. However when I decided to do the 2 day tour of Kakadu, and looked at the hotels available, I realised it would only cost an extra $80 to stay there rather than a lower-budget hotel.  Yippee I was going to stay here.  It’s uniqueness lies in its shape.  The accommodation is on the sides of the croc and the restaurant and other facilities are in its head.

Croc hotel

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Kakadu: Nourlangie rock art

 

 

 

 

Kakadu has some of the oldest rock art in the world.  Some of it is up to 20,000 years old.  Most of it is very well preserved but some parts are open to the elements and have worn away.

We arrived there after a long drive from Darwin at the beginning of the two day tour of Kakadu.  Apart from a brief stop off for morning tea at a very ‘Aussie’ place, we arrived at Kakadu ready for a walk around Nourlangie to look at the rock art.  This type of art fascinates me and I couldn’t wait to see if.  Our first stop on the walk was up some steps into an open gallery.  We were able to take photos as our guide told us the stories about the art.  Our next stop was another open-air gallery.

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Click to access parknotesnourlangie.pdf

 

Word a week photograph: Remote (Kakadu National Park)

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Kakadu in the Northern Territory is one of the most remote areas in the world. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in Australia. It is extremely sparsely populated. The scenery is spectacular and gorgeous. This picture looks like a painting.

http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-remote/