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The official guide to Australia's iconic national parks

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”

The red crab migration in numbers

50 million  The number of red crabs on Christmas Island!

100,000 The eggs a single female can brood Continue reading “The red crab migration in numbers”

Encounter culture at the Cultural Centre

Guest blogger Maree Clout spent some time exploring Anangu life and history at Uluru’s Cultural Centre

Continue reading “Encounter culture at the Cultural Centre”

11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome

Sir David Attenborough called it one of the ‘most astonishing and wonderful sights’. Here’s why! Continue reading “11 Ways the Red Crab Migration is Awesome”

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