Kakadu National Park
Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest National Park.
At 19,840 square kilometres it is equivalent in area to Wales in the UK!
Kakadu National Park is managed jointly by its Aboriginal Traditional Owners and Parks Australia.
The Traditional Owners, comprising approximately sixteen different Clan groups, are proud to share their country with visitors.
The Aboriginal art sites of Kakadu National Park are a unique artistic achievement that provides an outstanding record of human interaction with the environment over tens of thousands of years.
The park is extremely important to Aboriginal people, and many communities still occupy the region.
Kakadu National Park is UNESCO World Heritage Listed for both it’s natural and cultural values.
It is only one of four Australian sites included on the World Heritage List for both outstanding cultural and natural universal values.
Kakadu is a diverse and dynamic environment, encompassing every type of habitat that can be found across the northern Australia region.
Kakadu’s many habitats support a plethora of flora and fauna, including endemic species of plants, insects, turtles and about one-third of Australia’s bird species!
That’s more than 280 species of birds that frequent the region, some birds range over a number of habitats, but many are found in only one environment.
The entire catchment and length of the South Alligator River is completely protected by Kakadu National Park.
From the rolling hills and plains in the south, through the freshwater floodplains and billabongs in the centre right through to the tidal estuarine and Coastal regions in the north.