Australasia | Australia | Northern Territory | Darwin | Kakadu National Park – Kakadu National Park
I left the youth hostel at 6:30 to meet up with my singing tour guide Glen and eight other travelers (Jane, Raphael, Jenn, Alexandra, Georgia, Per, Eveline and Klaus).
In the beginning a group of strangers, but in the end we acted like we would have know for years.
The Kakadu National Park is about 500 kilometers east of Darwin. We started with a crocodile and wildlife cruise on the Corroboree Billabong, a part of the Marry River system. We were able to see ‘Salties’ (saltwater crocodiles) and ‘Freshies’ freshwater crocodiles), the two different types of crocodiles in this area also various kind of birds and a few buffalos. Next was he Ubirr Rock, where Aboriginal left some amazing art sites.
While the European, African and Asian cultures where rising and falling, the Aboriginals in Australia spend most of their time with hunting, eating, sleeping, playing the Digaridoo and drawing. What a peaceful life… After the close look on Aboriginal art, we went to the Jim Jim Falls. We reached the plunge pool by a walk through the rainforest. Relaxing in the cool, clear water was a excellent refreshing after the ten hour drive.