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Aug 22, 2006 - Kakadu- Jabiru

Tuesday 22nd August 2006 Jabiru - Kakadu National Park This morning we stopped in at the Kakadu visitors' centre which was another excellent source of information about the park and its management. There was a stuffed python there which was about 10 foot long and the thickness of a human thigh. It was truly horrifying to think you could come across one in the bush. We then headed to the only town in Kakadu- Jabiru. This is predominately a mining town servicing the local uranium mine nearby. One thing that is really interesting about this...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Kakadu National Park (13/05/06)

Le Kakadu National Park a été déclaré patrimoine mondial par l'UNESCO, à la fois pour ses richesses naturelles et culturelles, une disctinction rare. En effet, on trouve dans le Kakadu National Park une grande partie de la flore et faune australiennes, et notamment des oiseaux, qui vivent dans les wetlands, qui sont d'immenses zones humides. Malheureusement, ces derniers ont aussi pour conséquence qu'on se fait complètement bouffer par les moustiques à l'heure de l'apéro, devant son camping-car, dans lequel on se réfugie alors, ce qui peut...

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Jun 2, 2006 - Kakadu National Park - Aboriginal Art and Bush Fires

K: Kakadu national park is a massive 20,000 square kilometres and you really have to stay there a while to not only get around it but appreciate it fully because it has waterfalls, gorges, water-lilied billabongs, paperbark forests and vast grasslands. Its also were a lot of the film Crocodile Dundee was filmed. Our first night there we were in time to drive up to Ubirr for sunset, that is a rocky area that has aboriginal art and looks out across to the Arnhemland plateau. It was a stunning place to see and I thought the art sights were...

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May 9, 2006 - Off to Kakadu in Search of Crocs

At about 7 a.m. it's already balmy as we head off in search of crocodiles in the Kakadu National Park. We take the Stuart Highway heading south until we turn off on the Arnhem Highway in an easterly direction to Humpty Doo and Jabiru. There's a lot of traffic heading into Darwin. Is it because there's nothing else around? Here the grass is green and there's actually water in the Mitchell River - what a change from the central area of Australia where "rivers" are dry. Some new sights we see are a Fishing Lure Factory, many mango groves,...

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