Postcards from Australia Kakadu National Park
In 10 years of [do action=”bold-blue”]solo travels around Australia[/do] I have taken several thousands of photographs. Although I am not a professional photographer I tend to take a lot of photos when on the road. This works well for me as it helps me visualize places and reconnect with things I have done, people I have met, so it's easy to rebuild memories.
I took this photo a few years ago on a 3 days Kakadu Tour The difficult 4W drive on the rocky path was worth the effort to reach this secluded, pretty rock pool, hidden away in the deep bush. And the fact that we had it just for ourselves made it even more special. After a day walking in Kakadu National Park, there is no better way to relax and fill up with energy. If you are lucky enough to visit just after the wet season is over, when the Kakadu Waterfalls are still filled with water but rain has ceased, then you will experience Kakadu at its best.
With its big size, Kakadu National Park is definitely NOT easy to explore. You can literally go back 10 times and still there will be something new to experience. With its vastness, its unique environment, its wealth of landscapes and wildlife there are many secret spots to discover and moments to treasure. Depending on the time of the year you visit you will see a completely different park.
This is one of the iconic Kakadu Waterfalls, [do action=”bold-blue”]Gumlon Waterfalls[/do]. A special secluded place with deep emerald green waters. There is also a beautiful walk that takes you up to the top of the mountain with more rock pools where you can swim and enjoy a 360° panoramic view over the area. Unfourtunately I could not experience the walk as when I visited in 2011 the walk was closed. It was end of May and the park was flooded with water, due to the extraordinary long rain season.
But you will experience this during only in the months of March-May, as most waterfalls are closed during the heavy rain months. And there will not be much water during the dry season (June-August). Indeed Kakadu National Park's landmarks vary a lot during the year.
On this post, I wrote a few years ago, you can see learn more how indigenous people have divided the seasons into 6 main period throughout the year. The dry season (May-Sept) and the wet season (Oct-March) being the main seasons with 4 additonal transitional seasons. In my opinion the transitional season between the wet and the dry is the best time of the year to visit.
Click on the link to learn more how to choose the best time to visit Kakadu.
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