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From adorable to awesome – 10 Kakadu birds

Kakadu’s birdlife will blow you away. From colourful finches to majestic birds of prey, Kakadu is home to a third of Australia’s bird species.

Of the roughly 280 bird species that call Kakadu home we’ve selected 10 favourites.

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How to become a birder just in time for Kakadu’s Bird Week

I like the idea of bird watching. When I think about the cockatoos and rainbow lorikeets that make my neighbourhood home, I love how they fly and shred eucalypts in community, I think their plumage is magnificent, and they have so much character in their eyes. But how do I make the most of this? I know I need binoculars …

Continue reading “How to become a birder just in time for Kakadu’s Bird Week”

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”

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!”

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

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Photographing Cocos (Keeling) Islands

The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are one of the most photogenic destinations in Australia.

Guest blogger, photographer Karen Willshaw shares her professional tips to capture stunning pictures of this magnificent atoll. Continue reading “Photographing Cocos (Keeling) Islands”

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