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Visitors climbing rocks towards aboriginal rock art.

Darwin, Kakadu and Arnhem Land

A spectacular area rich in Aboriginal culture.

A visit to The Northern Territories of Australia offers a vast area of dramatic landscapes, rich in Aboriginal history, a coastline of tidal inlets and islands, a huge variety of wildlife and birdlife and thousands of square kilometres of national parks crisscrossed by waterways, spectacular gorges and valleys.

Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Jim Jim Falls, Kakadu National Park
Bee Easter, Kakadu National Park, Australia
Bee eater
Koolpin Gorge, Kakadu National Park, Australia
Koolpin gorge, Kakadu National Park
Sunset from Ubirr rock, Nadab floodplains, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Sunset from Ubirr rock, Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage area, recognised for both its natural and cultural importance. Covering almost 20,000 square kilometres it is Australia’s largest National Park, housing a magnificent collection of floodplains, billabongs, woodlands, rock escarpments and dramatic waterfalls. Recorded to date are 275 species of birds, 75 species of reptiles, 25 species of frogs and over 10,000 species of insects including 1,500 of butterflies and moths. This land is over 2,000 million years old and has been inhabited by Aboriginal Australians for more than 50,000 years.

Aboriginal man in hat sitting on sand round campfire at dusk.
Aboriginal man
Guide and visitors examining a huge termite mound.
Termite nest
Crocodile lying in grass with mouth open facing the camera.
Saltwater crocodile

Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land’s harsh environment and remoteness has resulted in a better preservation of the region’s Aboriginal culture. It is important to visit this area with a guide who understands the rich heritage and respects the wishes of the traditional landowners. The labyrinth of caves and rock overhangs reveal paintings that detail the spiritual and daily life of the Aboriginal people, some dating as far back as 50,000 years. As well as its rich culture, the escarpment, floodplains and woodlands are full of wildlife – it is not unusual to see huge crocodiles sunning themselves, magpie geese gathered on shore and white-bellied sea eagles soaring above.

The Hide, Bamurru Plains, Mary River, Kakadu, Northern Territories, Australia
The Hide at Bamurru Plains
Air Boating on the Floodplains, Bamurru Plains, Mary River, Kakadu, Northern Territories, Australia
Air boating on the floodplains at Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains is made up of nine spacious and cool safari suites plus the generous Kingfisher suite, all built amongst the savannah bush on the edge of the Mary River floodplains.

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Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Helicopter Adventure

Take to the skies over the Northern Territories by light aircraft or helicopter for an aerial view of the spectacular floodplains and coastline.

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Barramundi Fishing

Fish for Australia’s most prized sports fish between the months of February and April.

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Kakadu National Park

Search for crocodile and bird life amidst the floodplains, gorges, billabongs and waterfalls of Kakadu National Park.

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Aboriginal Culture

Gain access to remote parts of Arnhem Land, home to a thriving Aboriginal culture and ancient rock art.

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Wildlife of the Northern Territories

View amazing wildlife including wallabies, dingos, crocodiles, wild pigs and buffalo.

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Australia by Train

Cross the country by train onboard the Ghan or the Indian Pacific.

‘Swag’ Out

‘Swag’ out under the stars for the night, a truly Australian experience.

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Amy was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful and with a good sense of humour. Our holiday would not have been as successful and enjoyable without her guidance and input.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.

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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.

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