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Wildlife Region

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Kakadu National Park is one of the world’s most magnificent natural reserves. With 280 bird species, 77 mammals, 50 species of freshwater fish, more than 10,000 insect species, 1600 species of flora, 132 reptiles and more than 50,000 years of Indigenous history and culture, the area is a World Heritage Listed for both its natural and cultural significance.

Kakadu is located in the tropical north of Australia, approximately 170 km (105 miles) southeast of Darwin. The park boasts a variety of dramatic landscapes ranging from mangrove-fringed tidal plains in the north, vast floodplains and wetlands, savanna woodlands, sandstone cliffs of the spectacular Arnhem Land escarpment, through to the rugged ridges in the south.

The wetlands of Kakadu are a birdwatchers paradise, with areas such as Yellow Water billabong attracting enthusiasts due to the immense concentration of birds, especially in the dry season including Magpie Geese, Whistling Ducks, Great Egrets, Royal Spoonbills and Black-winged Stilts.

One-tenth of all Saltwater Crocodiles found in the Northern Territory reside at Kakadu. Along these vast floodplains, it is common to see Paperbark (Malaleuca) forests that provide habitat for Agile Wallabies and nesting sites for birds such as the Black-necked Stork (Jabiru).

This region is renowned internationally for its outstanding body of Aboriginal rock art, documenting the complexity and achievements of the local people over the past tens of thousands of years. 

Experiences

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    Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris

    Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris has been connecting guests to the Top End’s remarkable natural beauty and indigenous culture for over 25 years.

    Consummate bushman and owner, Sab Lord, was raised on a buffalo and crocodile hunting station with his appreciation of the wilderness being linked back to his earliest childhood memories. After trying various professions including jackaroo, station manager and spending a year in South Africa, Sab took over the business from his father. Since then, his team have been key advocates in protecting and preserving Kakadu...

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