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Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks

sunny 30 °C

Having heard so much about the beautiful scenery in the Northwest of Australia it was a no brainer to book a package deal to visit these National Parks. My premature arrival in Darwin courtesy of a panic buy flight from Sydney certainly afforded me the opportunity in terms of time and, since I had been unable to get to Perth and then travel up the beautiful west coast and flit through the Kimberleys, this was the ideal back up plan.

As with my snorkelling trip to the barrier reef it is evident that me plodding out a description of the length of the journey, quality of roads, tour group make up, etc will not do justice to the fantastic experience we were to enjoy. As ever our guide proved more than capable of the task of showing us as much as we could take in, suffice to say that, in my humble opinion, it can best be described as a "Wonderful 3 days".

I have decided, therefore, to let the pictures do the talking as you feast your eyes on just some of what this Fool was fortunate enough to witness:

Day 1 - Into Kakadu

Our first wildlife sightings !

Our first wildlife sightings !


Aboriginal graffiti

Aboriginal graffiti

Chillin above the plains

Chillin above the plains

The land of big views!

The land of big views!

Our first bathing stop

Our first bathing stop


Day 2

Buzz reveals himself as the mystery stowaway!!

Buzz reveals himself as the mystery stowaway!!

One of many croc traps along our watery route

One of many croc traps along our watery route

No swimming? No sh!t, Sherlock!

No swimming? No sh!t, Sherlock!

Our transport

Our transport

Our route to the waterfall - a simply magnificent view!

Our route to the waterfall - a simply magnificent view!

The long, rocky trail to our next waterfall photo

The long, rocky trail to our next waterfall photo

This is in the dry season, during the wet season this is only accessible by heli-chopter

This is in the dry season, during the wet season this is only accessible by heli-chopter

Our plucky crew - this was as close as we were allowed to get to the waters edge in case of croc attacks! Nice!!

Our plucky crew - this was as close as we were allowed to get to the waters edge in case of croc attacks! Nice!!

Wow!

Wow!

A local tree-hugger

A local tree-hugger

Our all terrain transport

Our all terrain transport


Day 3

Early start for breakfast

Early start for breakfast

Roughing it - executive style!

Roughing it - executive style!

Our last day cruise site

Our last day cruise site

Nice!

Nice!

The majestic Sea Eagle surveys his domain

The majestic Sea Eagle surveys his domain

Bloody tourists - I'm outta here!!

Bloody tourists - I'm outta here!!

Padding around on the water

Padding around on the water

Silent and deadly, croc at 12 o'clock

Silent and deadly, croc at 12 o'clock

Lazing til lunch comes along

Lazing til lunch comes along

Stretchy legs!

Stretchy legs!

The identikit bird!

The identikit bird!

Beautiful

Beautiful

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

One of many magnificent cathedral termite mounds - phenomenal!

One of many magnificent cathedral termite mounds - phenomenal!

High-fiving with Buzz

High-fiving with Buzz


Funny but true

Funny but true

This enormous thing is a single tree!

This enormous thing is a single tree!


In a previous life I was the height of luxury and endurance!!

In a previous life I was the height of luxury and endurance!!

Florence Falls from the top viewpoint

Florence Falls from the top viewpoint


Florence falls watering hole - thats the Fool, in the bottom right corner.

Florence falls watering hole - thats the Fool, in the bottom right corner.

No idea what is going on here.

No idea what is going on here.

Our companion at the last waterhole on the trip

Our companion at the last waterhole on the trip

Beautiful plumage

Beautiful plumage

Another form of termite mound.

Another form of termite mound.

Returning to the oppressive heat and lack of excitement that Darwin provived put this trip into even more stark contrast. As with all of the parks and natural landmarks that I visited in Australia I thought that this adventure ticked all the boxes and was well worth the cost. Darwin may not win my vote as the best place in Oz but Litchfield and Kakadu are places not to miss!

Posted by RoystonBoyston 19:35 Archived in Australia Tagged kakadu_national_park litchfield_national_park

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