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The official guide to Australia's iconic national parks

The Dream Trip – arriving at Uluru

Guest bloggers Maree Clout and Corinne le Gall begin a photographic trip through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Five favourite photos from Booderee

Booderee is one of the most photogenic places in Australia – and that’s up against some stiff competition!  Continue reading “Five favourite photos from Booderee”

Birds of Booderee

The Booderee Botanic Gardens is home to a huge variety of birdlife – and they are unfazed by human presence! The fairy-wrens happily hop up to visitors, posing for a photograph before continuing on their journey. Continue reading “Birds of Booderee”

Do I need a 4WD?

Part of Kakadu’s charm is its remote nature and wilderness environment – but that means there are several types of unsealed roads. Continue reading “Do I need a 4WD?”

No 4WD? No problem!

You can get to plenty of fantastic Kakadu sites with a 2WD, so there’s no need to miss out Continue reading “No 4WD? No problem!”

Kakadu rangers reveal their tropical summer top ten

 

knp-gubara-jan2017-33-creditparksaustraliaYou’ve heard of the 7 wonders of the world. Spectacular as they are, we have some wonders of our own in the tropical summer season at Kakadu National Park. Now, for the first time, Kakadu National Park staff reveal their favorite ‘secret’ spots to enjoy the best of the wet.

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Recognise signs of dehydration

Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celsius or more at Uluru. Over the summer period (October to March) there is a risk of serious heat-related incidents when walking in the park. When it’s very hot it’s important to walk only in the cooler parts of the day – in summer we strongly recommend you walk only in the early morning before 11.00 am. Continue reading “Recognise signs of dehydration”

Stay safe in Uluru’s extreme temperatures

Uluru is both a beautiful, and harsh, environment. Temperatures regularly reach 30 degrees Celcius – and when they reach 36 degrees Celcius we call them extreme temperatures. Heat exhaustion and dehydration are very real dangers here.

These simple steps will help to keep you and your family safe while out walking in our park. Continue reading “Stay safe in Uluru’s extreme temperatures”

Lightning season cracks over Kakadu

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Lightning over Lake Jabiru | Peter Keepence

Lasting for sometimes hours at a time, breathtaking lightning shows have begun thundering across the Top End of the Northern Territory in what is known as Lightning Season. Continue reading “Lightning season cracks over Kakadu”

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