Kaaaakadoo doo doo......
Trip Start Jul 27, 2004
42Trip End Dec 21, 2004
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Kakadu National Park is advertised as a chance to get away from it all & they're not telling porkies. The camp grounds we stayed on were literally 100's of km's from civilisation. It was a getting back to nature kind of trip.
Kakadu is a huge area of nothing but bush, scrub land, trees, waterfalls, billabongs, huge spiders, dingos & crocs. Lots & lots of crocs - freshies & salties
The 3 day trip was spent walking, rock climbing (I know!), swimming in spring water, watching wildlife (snakes, turtles, huge spiders, dingos, wild horses (really), lizards, buffalo, wallabies, wallaroos, loads of birds & lots of huge crocs), cooking around a campfire, getting a bit tipsy (we took our own) & lots & lots of driving (the park is 13,000 sq miles & it takes ages to travel between sights).
Though we both got absolutely filthy (still not properly clean) we loved (most) of it. Highlights were definately the Aboriginal rock art which dates from 10,000's of years ago - v.interesting (& pretty), camping beside a billabong which definately had a croc in it it because Paul went croc hunting & saw the reflection of its eyes. NB 2 years ago a German tourist stayed in exactly the same spot, went for a swim & well you can guess the rest. The waterfalls were pretty impressive as was the boat cruise along the Mary River billabong.
Up to the cruise Paul had been blase about the croc issue thinking if you keep away & don't bother then they won't bother you. It soon transpired that possibly the boat did bother the crocs. That cruise was the scariest thing either of us have ever experienced
Anyway enjoyed it overall though both a bit tired & still a little grubby. Roll on Uluru where crocs can't get to. Hurrah!!