Thanks to its scenic natural wonders, interesting native cultures and a bevy of sights and sounds to experience, Australia has long been one of the world's premiere destinations for adventure travelers. Those planning on catching flights to Darwin for a wider tour of the country may want to make a pit stop in pristine and serene natural beauty of Kakadu National Park.
A considerable 171 km east of the metropolitan city, Kakadu is one of the most beautiful parks in all of the Northern Territory. It gets its name from the aboriginal word for floodplain, and has been a big part of the region's identity since it was established in 1981.
The park covers more than 110,000-square kilometers of land and offers a wealth of different environments and terrains for more adventurous travelers to explore. Ranging from wetlands and bogs to mountainous dry spots and lush green forests, the park is a hiker's dream - and with a lush biodiversity that includes nearly 70 mammal species, 120 reptiles, 26 frogs and over 300 varieties of fish.
Travelers considering making the journey to Kakadu should join up with an adventure travel group before exploring the mysteries of the outback.