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Jul 16, 2006 - Kakadu - a magic 9 days

kms: 13700 Day: 114 A fellow traveller we met before going into Darwin said in a sarcastic voice : "Kakadu?! Dont they call it Kakadont?", clearly implying it was a place to miss and which was all touristed out. What we found couldn't have been further from the truth. We had planned to spend 4 days in Kakadu before heading down south towards Gregoy National Park (near WA /NT border)and then onto Alice. We ended upstaying 9 days and loved every minute off it. Kakadu is not a place to turn up and expect everything to be convenient. It's a...

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Brown's Oz Trek

Jun 21, 2006 - Darwin Nights

Hi everyone who is still logging on :-) Tonight is our last night in lovely Darwin. I spent all of yesterday (while Rob was off doing some more serious didge shopping) looking up car rentals and camper van rentals and camper van transfers etc etc since we have deided to drive to Perth! (personal to families: seriously try not to sweat this one as the highways are clear and long and well travelled and we are well prepared..more on that though). Anyway, at the end of my research day, with the best price for a car with insurance was just...

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Mar 24, 2006 - Kakadu National Park

From Darwin, Helen and Danny took a 3 day trip to Kakadu National Park, a world heritage site. Up until 35 years ago, this park was not open to the public and was home to aboriginals for the last 18-20,000 years. The history of the white man taking over Australia from the aboriginals over the past 200 years is amazing and paramount to ethnic cleansing. Their history is captured primarily thorugh stories and rock art, which we were lucky enough to see in the park. Crocodile Dandee and his Monkey had a 3 day adventure included playing with...

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Mar 23, 2006 - Kakadu

Been to the above today, a national nature reserve and world heritage site. Saw old aboriginal rock paintings maybe upto 2000 years old. Trouble is one man's rock painting is another man's graffiti and I would have preferred to search for more wild life. Due to the wet season and the large downpours over recent days, the waters are running very high and the wildlife is well dispersed rather than confined to waterholes like it is in the dry season. We were told that the chances of seeing saltwater crocodiles was almost nil but did actually...

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SteveDownunder2006

Jun 27, 2005 - Kakadu (25/05/05 - 27/05/05)

Largest National Park in Australia. And after driving around in it, you are left in no doubt about that fact. Did over 700km in three days without even trying. Without a 4x4 to get around in, you won't get to the best features. I was OK, but if things had been different, I may well have been disappointed. As much time is spent getting to the sites as you spend at them, be it swimming, climbing or whatever. On the way, endless plains of burned-out scrub pass by the window. That which is not presently burning has already been burnt....

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Simon -off to Oz!



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