Mamukala Wetlands, Sep 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] Mamukala Wetlands is a birdlife haven 34km west of the township of Jabiru in Kakadu National Park. It features one of the best bird hides you’ll find anywhere, a perfect place to plonk and watch and photograph wetland birds. If you tire of that, there isContinue reading “Mamukala Wetlands, Sep 2021”

Ubirr Area, Sep 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] The area around Ubirr is about as far east as you can go in Kakadu National Park without crossing over into Arnhem Land (which requires a permit). There are a few different things to do here including gazing in wonder at the ancient rock art, watchingContinue reading “Ubirr Area, Sep 2021”

Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), Sep 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] Nourlangie is one of the more well-known locations in Kakadu National Park, known for rock art, great views, birds and bushwalking. There is no accommodation at the site, but there are two campgrounds a short drive away, and the settlements of Cooinda and Jabiru lie 23kmContinue reading “Burrungkuy (Nourlangie), Sep 2021”

Maguk Track, Sep 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] Maguk is one of the pretty tracks in Kakadu National Park that leads to a waterfall… and a plunge pool! The trail follows a creek about 1km down a heavily forested gorge and we found it to be pretty reasonable in terms of birds. The carContinue reading “Maguk Track, Sep 2021”

Yellow Water and Cooinda, Aug 2021

[A stop on the Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021 trip] Cooinda is a small settlement in the southern part of Kakadu National Park, notable for its excellent accommodation options and access to Yellow Water, one of the impressive wetlands of Kakadu and part of the South Alligator River floodplain. A boat cruise runs here that provedContinue reading “Yellow Water and Cooinda, Aug 2021”

Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021

Three of us took ten days out of our busy lives to travel to the Northern Territory to seek out the beautiful and exotic birds of the Top End. Darwin: The Top Of The Top End We had barely arrived in mid-afternoon when the inevitable question arose… where to go first? The answer being: theContinue reading “Darwin and Kakadu Trip, Aug-Sep 2021”